How to Unpair Apple Watch without iPhone (2022)

Can you unpair an Apple Watch without the iPhone it's paired to? Yes! Here's how to disconnect an Apple Watch from a broken or missing iPhone.

It's easy to unpair an Apple Watch from an iPhone, but what if your iPhone is broken or missing? Here's how to unpair an Apple Watch without an iPhone, so you can pair it to your new iPhone.

Related: How to Factory Reset Your iPhone: Erase Your iPhone & Restore Factory Settings

How do you unpair an Apple Watch from a broken iPhone? Can it even be done? What if your iPhone is missing and you need to unpair your Apple Watch without it? Read on to learn how to disconnect an Apple Watch from a broken or missing iPhone. For more great Apple Watch tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day

How to Use iCloud to Disconnect Apple Watch from iPhone

  1. Log in with your Apple ID and password to icloud.com.

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  2. Click Find iPhone.

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  3. Tap your Apple Watch in the All Devices menu. 

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  4. Click Erase Apple Watch

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  5. Confirm by clicking Erase

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Once you've done this, you can pair your Apple Watch to your new iPhone and restore your data from a backup.

How to Disconnect Apple Watch & Erase without iPhone

Here's how to unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone directly from your Apple Watch. These steps walk you through how to factory reset an Apple Watch, so you can pair your Apple Watch to a new phone. After this, you can pair your Apple Watch to your new iPhone and restore your data from a backup.

Unlock your Apple Watch with your passcode.

  1. Tap the Settings app.

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  2. Tap General.

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  3. Tap Reset.

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  4. Tap Erase All Contents and Settings

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  5. Enter your password.
  6. If you have a Cellular model Apple Watch, choose to keep or remove your cellular plan (keep your plan if you are going to pair your Apple Watch to a new iPhone).
  7. Tap Erase All to confirm.

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.