How to prepare your Apple Watch for resale

Buying a new Apple Watch Series 3 and plan to sell your older Apple smartwatch? Here’s how to prepare it for selling.

  • Open the “Settings” app on the Apple Watch and go to “General.”
  • Scroll down and choose “Reset”
  • Tap on “Erase All Content and Settings”
  • Enter the passcode for the Apple Watch
  • Scroll down and confirm you wish to reset the Apple Watch and erase all data from the device
  • Once you confirm the reset, a spinning wait indicator will appear on the screen for quite some time, eventually followed by an  Apple logo with an indicator around that.
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You may also need to unpaid your watch from your iPhone. To do so:

  • Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close together as you unpair them.
  • Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  • Go to the My Watch tab and tap your watch at the top of the screen. 
  • Tap the “i" next to the watch that you want to unpair. 
  • Tap Unpair Apple Watch.