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How To Unlock An Apple Watch Automatically

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Apple device is best known for its security features and its wearable is no different. If you are new to the device, you are required to setup a passcode before you can access the device. You must be wondering why you should lock your Apple Watch with a passcode? The lock feature on the device is necessary so you don’t accidentally activating or changing anything. The feature is also very important due to the presence of Apple Pay on your device. You don’t want anybody with access to your Watch to be able to spend money without your permission.

While the lock feature may be great, it can sometimes be annoying to enter the passcode a couple of times a day. For this reason, there are those how wants to know how to unlock an Apple watch automatically. If you are one of such, then this post is for you. I am going to make this short as possible so I don’t bore you.

How To Easily Unlock Your Apple Watch

You can do this using a setting in the Watch app, you can automatically unlock your Apple Watch when you unlock your iPhone.

To set this up, open the “Watch” app on your iPhone. Use the Apple’s Spotlight Search feature if you’re having a hard time finding it on your home screen. Next, from the “My Watch” tab, go to the “Passcode” section.

Tap on the toggle next to “Unlock with iPhone” to enable the feature.

How to manually lock your Apple Watch

If Wrist Detection is turned off, you can manually lock your Apple Watch by swiping up on the Watch face to bring up Control Center. Tap on the lock to lock your Watch

How to unlock your Apple Watch when you can’t remember your PIN / Passcode

If you enter the wrong passcode too many times and you’ve suddenly remembered what it is, you can use the Watch app to enter the correct one and unlock your phone – although if Erase Data is enabled, your phone’s data was wiped after the 10th unsuccessful attempt.

If you can’t remember your passcode at all then you’ll need to go nuclear: a full reset. Don’t worry, you’ll get your data, preferences and settings back… eventually. The reset process takes ages, as does restoring your stuff from the backup.

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1 Comment
  1. Ben says

    I recently got something like this and it is locked. I have tried many tricks but non works. Was planning on taking it to expert before I saw your post. Let me try your method first before going. Thanks

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