How to Unpair Watch From iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

How to Unpair Watch From iPhone

Apple Watch is a fantastic companion to your iPhone, but there may come a time when you need to unpair it for various reasons. Whether you’re upgrading to a new Apple Watch, troubleshooting connectivity issues, or simply want to reset your watch, the unpairing process is straightforward. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Apple Watch App

To begin the unpairing process, locate and tap on the Apple Watch app on your iPhone’s home screen. The app icon features an outline of an Apple Watch. Once opened, you will be greeted with various options and settings related to your Apple Watch.

Step 2: Access the My Watch Tab

In the bottom menu of the Apple Watch app, tap on the “My Watch” tab. This tab allows you to manage all aspects of your Apple Watch settings.

Step 3: Select Your Apple Watch

In the “My Watch” tab, you will see a list of devices associated with your iPhone. Tap on your Apple Watch name that you wish to unpair from your iPhone.

Step 4: Unpair Your Apple Watch

Scroll down and locate the “i” (info) icon, usually positioned next to your watch’s name in big bold letters. Tap on this icon to access additional details about your watch.

In this section, you will find details such as the serial number and software version of your watch. Towards the bottom of this page, you will see the option to “Unpair Apple Watch”. Tap on this option to initiate the unpairing process.


When you unpair your Apple Watch, it will automatically create a backup of your watch’s data on your iPhone. This backup can be used to restore your watch or set up a new one in the future.

Step 5: Confirm Unpairing

A confirmation prompt will appear, informing you that unpairing your Apple Watch will erase all data from it. This includes customized settings, saved workouts, and synced media. If you’re sure you want to proceed with the unpairing process, tap on “Unpair (Apple Watch name)”.


If you have an LTE-enabled Apple Watch with an active cellular plan, you may have the option to keep or remove your cellular plan during the unpairing process. Choose according to your preference and carrier guidelines.

Step 6: Wait for Unpair Process

Once confirmed, your iPhone will start the unpairing process with your Apple Watch. This may take a few minutes as all data is erased and settings are reset to factory defaults. Ensure that both devices remain in close proximity until the process is complete.

Step 7: Set Up Your Apple Watch

After the unpairing process is complete, you will be redirected back to the initial setup screen on your Apple Watch. From here, you can either set up a new watch or pair an existing watch by following the on-screen instructions.

Congratulations! You have successfully unpaired your Apple Watch from your iPhone. Remember that once unpaired, some features like notifications and health data syncing will no longer work until you pair it with another iPhone or set it up again.

Unpairing your Apple Watch is a simple process that can help you troubleshoot issues or prepare for a new watch. Just ensure that you have a recent backup of your watch’s data to restore or set up a new watch effortlessly.


In this tutorial, we explored the step-by-step process to unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone. By following these easy steps, you can quickly disconnect your watch and either pair it to a different iPhone or set it up as a new device. Remember to keep backups of your watch’s data to maintain uninterrupted usage and avoid any data loss during the unpairing process.

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