Many people assume that going to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Information on their Apple Watch will completely wipe it so another user can start using the Apple Watch. This is false.
Will I lose all my data if I reset my Apple Watch?
Erasing all content and settings erases all media, data, and settings from your Apple Watch, but it does not remove Activation Lock. To remove Activation Lock, unpair the watch first. Before your watch is erased, a backup of its contents is created on your iPhone.
What happens if you accidentally reset your Apple Watch?
Question: Q: accidentally reset my watch 3
Answer: A: You’ll need to open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, unpair the watch, then pair it again. It will walk you through the set up steps and you can choose to restore it from your most recent backup.
How do I reset my Apple Watch without losing data?
Option 2 – Force an Apple Watch backup
Tap your watch at the top, then tap the “i” on the right side. Tap Unpair Apple Watch (during the unpairing process your Apple Watch will do a fresh backup to your iPhone) Follow the prompts to unpair your current Watch.
How do I fix my Apple Watch without losing data?
Restore your Apple Watch from an iCloud Apple Watch backup
- Connect your Apple Watch and iPhone to power and place them next to each other.
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
- Tap Start Pairing.
- Once the Watch pairs, tap Restore from Backup.
- Choose the backup you want to restore–this process may take some time, so be patient!
Does Apple Watch need iCloud?
Health and Fitness data, such as history, awards, Workout and Activity calibration data from your Apple Watch, and user-entered data (To back up Health and Fitness data, you need to use iCloud or an encrypted backup on your computer.)
How do I reset my Apple Watch with too many passcode attempts?
Answer: A: Answer: A: If you can’t access the Settings app on your Apple Watch because you’ve forgotten your passcode, put your Apple Watch on its charger, then press and hold the side button until you see Power Off. Press and hold the Digital Crown, then tap Reset.
Why did my Apple Watch unpair?
Such disconnections can be normal, occurring whenever the paired iPhone is unavailable (such as during iOS updates or when your iPhone is out of range). It is not normally necessary to unpair and re-pair your devices after this happens.
How do I erase Apple watch?
Erase Apple Watch
- Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
- Go to General > Reset, tap Erase All Content and Settings, then enter your passcode. If you have an Apple Watch with a cellular plan, you’re offered two options—Erase All and Erase All & Keep Plan. To completely erase your Apple Watch, choose Erase All.
Why is my apple watch backup so old?
If you can’t see the backup from your old Apple Watch, it might be because the new one you’ve bought is running an older version of watchOS. The workaround is irksome, but does the job: set the watch up as new, update it to the latest version of watchOS, unpair the watch, then pair it again with your iPhone.