How screwed are you if you don’t unpair a watch before changing phones?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ssledoux, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. ssledoux macrumors 65816

    ssledoux

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    My daughter got a new phone, and gave her husband her old phone.

    She has an Apple Watch she wants to sell, but did not unpair it before changing phones.

    What are her options, if any?
    --- Post Merged, Apr 7, 2018 ---
    Okay so I was able to reset it and pair it with her new phone.

    Now if she unpairs it using the actual unpair process, will it good be good to go for a new owner?
     
  2. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It actually never fully paired. I have no idea what to do. If anyone has any ideas, I’d appreciate them.
     
  3. meeebee macrumors member

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  4. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I had done almost all of it - had not removed it from her icloud account. I just did that and I’m seeing if it will let me pair it with my phone now, and, if so, I’ll unpair it and should be good to go.
     
  5. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    Activity data will screw up a bit. Specifically, insanely slow to sync for some reason.

    Might be unable to do a backup of your watch.

    I restored my phone without unpairing the watch a while ago as I did not know that.
     
  6. Elenadc macrumors member

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    The biggest issue is the activation lock. Just go to appleid.apple.com and remove it from the account. You can erase everything off the watch from the watch settings. You'll be good to go then.
     

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