Just like the Apple iPhone and iPad, when you enter the incorrect passcode on the Apple Watch, after six times you’ll be locked out of your Apple Watch. A message will show up on your Apple Watch saying Apple Watch is disabled, try again in 1 minute.
But the good news is that there is a way to bypass the Apple Watch lockscreen passcode to help you start using your Apple Watch again. It’s important to note that the following method will erase all information on your Apple Watch and will require your to re-pair the Apple Watch with your iPhone. You can still reload all of your Apple Watch information back, by just restoring it from a backup.
Below we’ll explain how you can bypass the Apple Watch passscode when you’re locked out and start using the Apple Watch again. The following instructions work for the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition.
How to erase Apple Watch without iPhone
- Press and hold the Apple Watch side button.
- When you see the power down menu, Force Touch the Power Off button.
- Select Erase all content and settings.
How to erase Apple Watch from iPhone
- Turn on your iPhone.
- Open the Apple Watch app.
- Select on the My Watch tab.
- Select General.
- Select Reset.
- Select Erase All Content and Settings.