Activation Lock - Watch not showing under My Devices on iCloud

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jakeenzo, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. jakeenzo macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2014
    So a while back I bought an Apple Watch and have since decided it's not for me and have passed it on to a friend. However when he tries to pair his iPhone with the watch it is telling him that it's still paired to my iCloud account. The problem is it isn't? When I log into iCloud, the Apple Watch does not appear under My Devices therefore I can not remove the Activation Lock.

    Anyone else had a similar issue? I'm not sure if this is a bug of whether I'm doing something wrong. My steps were:

    • Watch was running WatchOS1
    • Erased all content on Watch without unpairing first(I believe this doesn't matter if using WatchOS1)
    • Updated Watch to WatchOS2
    • Gave to friend
    • He's know seeing the infamous Activation Lock error.
    If I open the watch app on my iPhone it shows no paired watch at all. Seem to be running out of options.

    Any help would be appreciated :)
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    You should have unpaired first. There's a bug on Apple's end that prevents removing the iCloud lock using the other method.
  3. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2011
    Lansdale, PA, USA
    Reconnect to your phone and then unpair?

    Call Apple and have then fix it...

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