The Passcode on your Apple Watch is designed to protect it from unauthorized access. No one can bypass the passcode and access the data on your Apple Watch without losing the data so if your Apple Watch is passcode protected, you don’t have to worry about the data on your watch.
Here is an article on my website that you must read, its about How To Unlock Apple Watch Without A Passcode And Without Resetting?
However, what if you forget your password and you don’t have access to your paired iPhone, can you still reset your Apple Watch? Is it Possible? Let’s find out!
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Can I Reset My Apple Watch Without A Paired iPhone & Password?
Yes, it is possible to reset your Apple Watch without your paired iPhone and password. However, please note that this method will only reset your Apple Watch and it won’t remove the Activation Lock.
If you are the original owner of the Apple Watch and you have documentary proof, you can contact Apple customer support to remove Activation Lock.
Here’s how you can reset your Apple Watch without paired iPhone and password.
- Put your Apple Watch on its charger and keep it there until you complete this process.
- Now press and hold the side button of your Apple Watch and keep holding it until the power button appears on the corner of the display.
- Press and hold the digital crown and keep holding it until you see erase all content and settings options.
- Now tap on Reset and confirm it.
Now wait for the process to complete and your Apple Watch will reset without using your paired iPhone and password.
Can I Reset An Apple Watch With Activation Lock?
Yes, you can reset an Apple Watch but it won’t remove the Activation lock and you will need to enter your Apple ID and password to get access to the Apple Watch.
However, if you have forgotten your Apple ID and password and you have documentary proof of the ownership of the Apple Watch, you can contact Apple customer support and they will remove the activation lock after verifying the ownership.
How Do I Reset My Apple Watch Without An Apple ID And Previous Owner?
If you have bought a pre-loved Apple Watch and the previous owner didn’t unpair the Apple Watch or remove the Activation lock, you can’t do much about it.
So, you should contact your previous owner and ask them to unpair the Apple Watch which will remove the activation lock.
Should I Buy A Used Apple Watch With Activation Lock?
Activation Lock is designed to protect unauthorized individuals from accessing the Apple Watch and it’s recommended that you shouldn’t buy an Apple Watch with Activation lock because it may be the property of someone else.
So, if someone is selling you an Apple Watch, make sure that the seller unpair the Apple Watch from their iPhone and you confirm it before paying the money.
Can Someone Reset A Stolen Apple Watch?
If your Apple Watch has been stolen, the first thing you should do is activate the Activation Lock on your Apple Watch.
The thief can reset your Apple Watch but they won’t be able to use your Apple Watch without removing the Activation Lock.
Also, you can see the location of the stolen Apple Watch on the Find my App and report it to the police to recover your Apple Watch.
Resetting your Apple Watch without paired iPhone and Password is possible but if the Activation lock is enabled on your Apple Watch, you will need to enter your Apple ID and password to unlock it.
I hope that you found this guide helpful and got access to your Apple Watch. If you have any questions or recommendations, please feel free to reach me and I’ll answer as soon as possible.
Also, if your Apple Watch is not properly tracking your workouts, exercises, or activity correctly, check this guide where I’ve shared the ways that you can use to fix this issue.
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