How to unpair your Apple Watch using your iPhone

Apple Watch is a Smartwatch introduced by Apple Inc in April 2015. It has various inbuilt functions such as a Blood Oxygen app, High and low heart rate notifications, Temperature sensing, Cycle Tracking, ovulation estimates, Emergency SOS, Fall Detection, and Crash Detection. It incorporates wireless telecommunication and integrates with iOS and other products and services of Apple.


In this article, you can read the steps to unpair the Apple Watch using your iPhone, and the steps to unpair Apple Watch without an iPhone

How to unpair your Apple Watch using your iPhone

Watch Application allows its users to change settings and get notifications, adjust the faces of the watch, install apps, and a configuration of the Dock. You can easily unpair your Apple Watch using your iPhone Via Watch Application which is installed on your iOS phone.


The Steps To Unpair an Apple Watch from your iPhone:

  • On your iPhone, Click on the Watch app
  • Click on the All Watches option given under the My Watch Tab.
  • To disconnect the watch, Click on the “i” button which is next to the Watch Option.
  • To Unpair the Apple watch Tab Unpair Apple Watch option which is at the bottom of the page.
  • After that, you have to enter your Apple ID to unpair the Apple Watch from your account and also from the Find my Watch tracking application.
  • You can select to keep or remove your cellular plan, For GPS + Cellular models.
    • Keep the plan as you want to pair your iOS Watch and iOS Phone again.
    • On the other hand, if you don’t want to pair your Apple Watch and iPhone ever, then you can remove your plan. However, you can contact your carrier support to cancel your cellular subscription if you do not want to pair your watch or iPhone.
  • To disable the Activation lock, Type the password of your Apple ID password, then tap Unpair.

Unpair your Apple Watch with your Apple Watch

You can reset the factory settings of your Apple Watch direct from your iOS Watch. Due to this, the Apple watch will be Unpair from your device and it also deletes the data and reset settings, but using Factory Settings you can not disable Activation Lock. Nobody can use your Unpair Apple Watch until you can not disable the Activation lock.

The steps are given below to unpair your Apple Watch from your Watch:

  • In Your Apple Watch, Open Settings > General
  • Scroll down and select Reset.
  • When you select Erase All Content And Settings, your watch may be asked to enter the passcode of your watch.
  • To confirm erase data, Tab Erase All Option.
  • Then the factory settings page will be opened again, and your watch is unpaired from your iPhone and all the data will be erased.

To have to disable Activation lock of your watch if you are planning to give it to someone, then you can disable Activation Lock from the official website

Deactivate Activation Lock and unpair Apple Watch using

Activation lock is a protection feature of iOS devices, due to this feature, Nobody can use and access your data if your iOS device has been lost or stolen. Moreover, any person cannot pair or unpair your watch when your Activation lock is enabled. Therefore, if you are selling or giving your Apple watch to someone, then you have to need to disable Activation Lock

The Steps to unpair apple watch and disable Activation Lock via the website:

  • To sign in to your account using Apple ID, enter the “” website in your search engine.
  • After signing in, Click on the Menu icon and select the option Find My.
  • After this, You may need to enter your Apple ID and password again.
  • Click on All Devices, and you find it At the top of the screen.
  • Then, select your Apple Watch and Click on Erase Apple Watch.
  • To confirm your decision, click Erase, all the data has been erased from your watch.
  • After that, click All Devices again and select Apple Watch.
  • Click the small icon  which is next to your Apple Watch.
  • To confirm your decision click on Remove and then your Apple Watch is no longer be connected with your Apple ID. After all these steps, you can give it to another person for usage.


If you do not have your paired iPhone and also you cannot remember the passcode of your Apple Watch then you can use the following steps to unpair your Apple watch:

  • Firstly, connect the charger to your Apple Watch
  • Secondly, press and hold the side button to turn it OFF
  • Do a firm press on the slider of POWER OFF and let go
  • Then, Tap on Erase all content and settings and Your watch is unpaired from your device.


To conclude, while unpairing Apple Watch you have to enter your Apple ID, and you also need to Disable Activation Lock if you are selling your Apple Watch.

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