The Apple Watch is a device present in the everyday life of most Apple users. It can be considered as a real extension of your iPhone. It allows you to receive notifications, monitor sports activities and manage the music player. In addition, there are really many Apple Watch apps available that are perfect for every need.
It may seem like a perfect device, but it is not without problems, despite the price at which it is sold. It may happen that for some unknown reason, your dear and expensive smartwatch suddenly stops without giving any sign of life. In cases where a simple restart does not seem to be the right solution, it is necessary to restore the Apple Watch.
In this guide we will explain how to reset the Apple Watch easily in a few steps.
Before proceeding with the restoration of the device, some preliminary operations must be carried out. We advise you to make a backup of all the data saved in the smartwatch, in order to recover them once the reset has been performed. For this reason, we advise you to consult our guide on how to backup Apple Watch.
Once you have saved all your data, you can proceed with the restore operation. In this guide we will explain two different procedures. The former is much easier and more direct, as operations are performed directly on the smartwatch, while the second involves using your smartphone.
We advise you to follow the classic procedure, as it is much easier and requires only the use of the Apple Watch
- Open the settings of your Apple Watch.
- Enter the General section.
- Select the Restore item.
- Finally, select the Reset content and settings item.
Once this is done, the device reset procedure will begin, which will take several minutes. Once finished, the smartwatch will be reset to factory settings and you can choose whether to configure it as new or restore a backup made previously.
Procedure with iPhone
Alternatively, you can follow a second procedure, which provides for the cancellation of the pair between iPhone and Apple Watch. Cancelling the smartwatch pairing results in restoring content and settings.
- Be sure to keep the two devices close together.
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
- Enter the Apple Watch section.
- Select the smartwatch at the top of the screen.
- Select the information icon next to the smartwatch you want to restore.
- In the new screen select the item Unpair Apple Watch pairing.
- Finally, select the Reset All option.
Once this is done, the combination between iPhone and Apple Watch will be cancelled. As a result, the device will be reset to factory settings. Once the reset is complete, you can configure it as new or restore a backup on iCloud or iTunes.