The step by step guide to resetting the passcode on the Apple Watch
When setting up a passcode on your Apple Watch, use something simple that you can remember. Accidents do, however, happen to the best of us. Perhaps you had to alter your normal passcode for security reasons and promptly forgot it. Perhaps you’re starting it up for the first time in a long time and don’t recall ever setting one up.
Getting locked out of your Apple Watch, for whatever reason, is a pain. Fortunately, this is a simple issue to resolve.
If you are in a situation where you are locked out of your Apple Watch and you simply do not know the passcode that will let you in, the best solution is to reset it. Now, fortunately, the word reset typically means that you are going to lose all the data on the Apple Watch. However, Apple does help you create a backup along the way, so you will not really lose out on anything.
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Solution 1 – Resetting the Apple Watch from the watch itself
Step 1. Place your Apple Watch on the charging dock.
Step 2. Hold the side button down until the Power Off appears.
Step 3. Keep the digital crown pressed until you see Delete all data and settings