Are you wondering how to turn off “Find My Apple Watch” with or without your password? Read the article below to find your answers.
Using a paired Apple Watch with your Apple devices is very convenient, as the well-designed Apple Watch is elegant, portable, and functional. It contains a lot of features that your iPhone has. One of them is the “Find My” feature.
Similar to “Find My iPhone”, “Find My Apple Watch” needs to be turned off in certain situations, such as when your Apple Watch is sent to a technician for repair or given away as a gift to a friend. The article below will help you learn everything you need to know about turning off the “Find My Apple Watch” feature, including how to use this feature, why it needs to be turned off, how to turn it off, and how to check its “Activation Lock” status. Now let’s go through these topics below!
Now that you have learned about the very useful “Find My Apple Watch” feature, you may wonder: why do you need to turn it off sometimes? In this section below, you will find the answer and what happens if you turn it off.
If you don’t turn off the “Find My” feature on your Apple Watch before sending it away, the “Activation Lock” will prevent others from resetting your Apple Watch. In this case, an Apple technician won’t be able to help you with your device or the Apple store cannot make it a refurbished device later.
When you do so, you won’t be able to locate your watch with the “Find My” app anymore or play a sound on it. All contents will be deleted from your watch, including any cards in Apple Pay, any contacts, music, and so on, but they will still be available on iCloud.
So now you know that if you ever need to give away your Apple Watch, such as sending it to the repair shop, you may be required to turn off the “Find My Apple Watch” feature. In this section, let’s see how to turn it off using the methods below.
If you remember your Apple ID password, it’s very easy to turn off the “Find My” feature on your Apple Watch. Here’s how:
To turn off “Find My Apple Watch”, you need to unpair your Apple Watch with your phone first.
After your watch is unpaired with your phone, you have two options to turn off the “Find My” feature.
The more general way that often works is to turn it off on iCloud.
Another option that occasionally works if your Apple Watch was set up by a family member is to turn it off on your Apple Watch.
If this option is not applicable, use option 1 instead.
Done! Now the “Find My” feature is turned off on your Apple Watch.
After using the above methods to turn off “Find My Watch”, you may want to check the “Activation Lock” status on your Apple Watch to make sure it’s indeed disabled. This section will teach you how to do so with the steps below:
First, let’s see some general questions you may have about Apple Watch and the “Find My Apple Watch” feature!
Yes! If the “Find My” feature is enabled on your Apple Watch, locating it on your iPhone is no different from locating any other Apple device. You can simply follow the steps below to locate your Apple Watch on your iPhone.
Yes! When your Apple Watch is lost or stolen, you can simply use another Apple device to place it in the “Lost Mode” and erase it. Here’s how:
Now your Apple Watch is placed into “Lost Mode”. In this mode, your watch and your personal information are protected with a passcode. Apple Pay is also suspended for use.
Now if you want to further a step in protecting your information, you can choose to erase your Apple Watch using the “Find My” app as well. Here’s how:
Once you have erased it, you will not be able to locate it or play a sound on it anymore with the “Find My” app. Therefore, it’s recommended that you find your watch first.
Here are a few things you need to do before selling your Apple Watch:
When you buy an Apple Watch, especially from a third-party vendor, you need to check whether the previous owner has done all things listed above. Otherwise, you may encounter set-up issues with the watch.
Did you get sufficient information about the “Find My Apple Watch” feature from the article above? Let us know if you still have any problems with it by commenting below. Hope this article helps you better enjoy your Apple Watch!
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