What If I Forgot My Apple Watch Password

Have you ever been in the situation where you’ve forgotten your Apple Watch password? I can relate, it’s happened to me before too! It can be frustrating and concerning, particularly if you use your Apple Watch for tasks like monitoring your fitness, getting alerts, and more. But no need to panic, I’ll walk you through the process of regaining access to your Apple Watch when you can’t remember your password.

First and foremost, it’s important to note that your Apple Watch password is tied to your paired iPhone’s passcode. If you forgot your Apple Watch password, the first step is to unlock your iPhone and follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Apple Watch App on your iPhone

Unlock your iPhone and locate the Apple Watch app. It usually appears as a white icon with a black outline of an Apple Watch.

Step 2: Tap on the “My Watch” Tab

Once you have the Apple Watch app open, navigate to the “My Watch” tab at the bottom of the screen. This tab contains all the settings and configurations for your Apple Watch.

Step 3: Tap on “General”

In the “My Watch” tab, scroll down and tap on the “General” option. This will open a new set of options related to general settings for your Apple Watch.

Step 4: Tap on “Reset”

Within the General settings, scroll down until you find the “Reset” option and tap on it. This will open a list of reset options for your Apple Watch.

Step 5: Select “Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings”

Among the reset options, select “Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings.” This option will erase all the data on your Apple Watch, including your password, and restore it to its factory settings.

At this point, you might be concerned about losing all your data, including your workout history, settings, and other personalized information. However, if you’ve been regularly backing up your Apple Watch through iCloud or your iPhone, you can easily restore your data after the reset process.

Once the reset process is complete, you can pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone again and restore your data from the backup. To do this, simply follow the on-screen instructions and select the backup you want to restore.

Remember, it’s always a good practice to regularly back up your Apple Watch to avoid losing important data. By backing up your Apple Watch, you can easily restore your settings, apps, and data after a reset or when setting up a new Apple Watch.


Forgetting your Apple Watch password can be a frustrating experience, but the good news is that you can regain access to your device by following the steps outlined above. Remember, always keep your paired iPhone’s passcode in mind, as it is directly tied to your Apple Watch password. Additionally, make sure to regularly back up your Apple Watch to avoid any potential data loss. Now go ahead and unlock the full potential of your Apple Watch once again!