Unlock unpaired iwatch

Created at: 2021-03-08 18:44:03
Questioner General

I unpaired my iwatch 3 and I am trying to pair it with a different iphone.

When I turn on the iWatch it shows as being locked asking me to unlock it from my iPhone but as it already unpaired, it doesn't unlock from the original iPhone. I have tried to power it off but it still comes up in locked mode and I am unable to pair it to the new device. I tried to power it off when it is on charger, the "power off" slider comes up but is greyed out and does not respond when I tap it.



Answer #1:

By: Mr. Devon Tillman II

I unpaired my iwatch 3 and I am trying to pair it with a different iphone.

When I turn on the iWatch it shows as being locked asking me to unlock it from my iPhone but as it already unpaired, it doesn't unlock from the original iPhone. I have tried to power it off but it still comes up in locked mode and I am unable to pair it to the new device. I tried to power it off when it is on charger, the "power off" slider comes up but is greyed out and does not respond when I tap it.



Answer #2:

By: Christa Zemlak

Answer #3:

By: Stacey Marks

To unpair and erase watch and remove Activation Lock

From a web browser,sign in to iCloud.com with your Apple ID.

Go to Find iPhone.

Click All Devices at the top of the screen.

Click your Apple Watch.

Click Erase [device]. Select Next until the device is erased.

Click Remove from Account.

Answer #4:

By: Mr. Reece Skiles II

Thanks for responding but this didn't help. I erased the iWatch from iCloud and is not on the list anymore.

I now have two iWatches (a 3 and 6). they are both locked and I cannot pair them with either of my iPhones.

I just don't understand why the iWatches do not recognize that they are unpaired and they keep asking to be unlocked from the iPhone.



Answer #5:

By: Mrs. Alisa Kihn

Answer #6:

By: Tyler Torphy

Thank you very much - it worked. This kind of thing should be better documented by Apple.

Answer #7:

By: Dr. Antwon Olson V