There are different reasons that you might want to unpair your apple watch. Maybe you want to get a new iPhone, or maybe you want to sell your device. Whatever the reason is, you need to unpair your Apple watch.

In this short article, I will show you how you can unpair your Apple watch, whether you have your iPhone at your disposal or not.

What is Unpairing?

First, let’s see what unpairing is. When we unpair our Apple watch it means that our watch will reset. By that I mean unpairing will remove all the data. This is so important, especially if we want to sell our watch, or give it as a gift.

 The unpairing process will unlink your Apple watch from your iPhone. Once this is done, the two devices will not be connected and won’t share any data.

The process will also unlink your Apple watch from your Apple ID. As you see, this is so important and it is something you should do if you want to sell it or give it away or whatever.

Unpair your Apple Watch with your iPhone

First, let’s see how we can do that with our phones the right way. The process that I’m about to show you is really useful for all Apple users.

  1. Open your iPhone and go to the Apple Watch app.
  2. Then scroll down and find General and tap it.
  3. Scroll all the way down and tap Reset.
  4. Then go ahead and tap Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings.
  5. Now at the bottom of the screen, tap Erase All Content and Settings.
  6. Here the app will ask for your ID. Write your Apple ID Password and tap Erase.
  7. Then the Unpairing process starts and you need to wait for a couple of minutes.

After doing all that, your Apple watch will become unpaired. Just remember to keep both the watch and your iPhone close together when you’re doing this process.

Unpair your Apple Watch without your iPhone

So in cases that you don’t have access to the iPhone that was paired with your Apple watch you can still unpair it.

To do this, follow the steps below and simply unpair your Apple watch.

  1. Get your Apple watch and go to Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Now scroll all the way down and press Reset.
  4. Go ahead and press Erase All Content and Settings.
  5. Scroll down and press Erase All.

As you see the process is so simple and you can do it with ease.

How to pair your Apple Watch

Now that we have learned how to unpair an Apple watch with or without an iPhone, let’s see how we can pair it. This section is preferably for users who don’t know how to pair their Apple watch.

  1. If you just got your Apple watch go ahead and turn it on by pushing and holding the side button down until the Apple logo pops up.
  2. On your iPhone, a pairing screen should appear. Tap continue.
  3. Now tap Set Up for Myself.
  4. Then an animation will pop up on the screen of your Apple watch. Now, point your iPhone camera at that animation.
  5. After a few seconds, the devices will be paired.

After you’ve done all that, it’s time to set up your apple watch. You will be asked to put your Apple ID and stuff like that. Then you can adjust the setting and features the way you want to.


Whether you want to get a new iPhone or Apple watch or simply sell your device you need to unpair it first. As you saw, the unpairing process is so simple that you can do it with ease. If you have found this article, please do share it with your friends.