How to Unpair Your Apple Watch

If you’re looking to unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone, whether for troubleshooting purposes, upgrading to a new device, or any other reason, the process is relatively simple. Unpairing your Apple Watch will reset it to its factory settings and remove all data and settings, so it’s crucial to back up any important information before proceeding. Follow the steps below to successfully unpair your Apple Watch.

Step 1: Ensure Backup of Important Data

Before unpairing your Apple Watch, make sure to back up any essential data that you want to save, such as health and fitness data, watch faces, app settings, and messages. This can be done by creating a backup of your iPhone using iCloud or iTunes, as the watch data is backed up through the paired iPhone.

Step 2: Keep Your Devices Close

Ensure that your iPhone and Apple Watch are close together during the unpairing process. Keeping them in proximity will help establish a stable connection and facilitate the unpairing procedure.

Step 3: Open the Watch App on Your iPhone

Begin by opening the “Watch” app on your paired iPhone. This app allows you to manage all settings related to your Apple Watch.

Step 4: Select Your Apple Watch

Within the Watch app on your iPhone, tap on the “My Watch” tab located at the bottom of the screen. Next, select your specific Apple Watch by tapping on it in the list of paired devices.

Step 5: Unpair Your Apple Watch

Scroll down to find the option labeled “Unpair Apple Watch.” Tap on this option and confirm your decision by selecting “Unpair” when prompted. You may need to enter your Apple ID password or passcode for verification purposes.

Step 6: Wait for the Process to Complete

The unpairing process may take a few minutes to complete. During this time, ensure that both devices remain in proximity and avoid interrupting the process.

Step 7: Set Up as New or Pair with Another Device

Once the unpairing process is finished, you will have two options. You can either set up your Apple Watch as a new device by pairing it with another iPhone or restore it from a backup if needed.

By following these steps carefully, you can successfully unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone. Remember that unpairing will erase all data from your watch, so be sure to back up any important information beforehand.