The Apple Watch is a great wearable from Apple, with its beautiful features and UI. Sometimes, too many passcodes attempts prompts you to reset Apple Watch. If that is your plight, don’t worry, we have quick fixes highlighted in this article to help you fix this issue.
Your Apple Watch will be disabled because you forgot your passcode or entered an incorrect passcode too many times.
You can use the Apple Watch app on your iPhone to allow you to re- enter the passcode. If you still can’t remember your passcode, you can reset your Apple Watch and set it up again. See the Apple Support article If you forgot your Apple Watch passcode.
Tip: If Erase Data is turned on, the data on your Apple Watch is erased after 10 failed passcode attempts.
Why too many passcode attempts appears on Apple Watch?
When you use the incorrect passcode to unlock your Apple watch, you will see “too many passcode attempts reset Apple Watch” error message. Then your watch will be disabled after you have tried an incorrect passcode five times; this is to stop you from further attempts. If you try again after a few minutes but still have the same wrong passcode, you will still get the “too many passcode attempts Apple Watch” error message. Then you will be asked to reset the Apple Watch.
What to do if you see too many passcode attempts reset Apple watch error message
If you see too many passcode attempts reset Apple watch error message on your Apple watch, there are two available alternatives to help you fix this error message when it appears on Apple Watch.
#1. Reset Apple Watch without passcode directly
This method allows you to reset the Apple Watch directly when it shows too many passcode attempts. You do not need any external software or devices, just the Apple Watch charger.
- Plug in your Apple Watch to charge and keep the device on charging.
- Press and hold the power button to get the Power off option on your Apple Watch.
- After that, press and hold the Digital Crown on your watch.
- You will find the Erase all contents and settings button.
- Click it and then tap on Reset.
Your Apple Watch will be reset and the passcode error message will disappear after the reset.
#2. Reset Apple Watch on iPhone
Apple Watch and your iPhone are great partners. Users who have paired their Apple Watch with iPhone, can erase and reset the watch on their iPhone to fix too many passcode attempts reset Apple Watch and pair again if they forgot the passcode.
Your Apple Watch should be close to the paired iPhone.
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
- Select Reset.
- Choose the Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings option.
- Tap it again to confirm the process.
- Once the process is done, you can pair again.
Once you have successfully unlocked the Apple Watch, your Apple Watch is now brand new. You have to pair it again with your iPhone.
- Bring your Apple Watch close to your iPhone.
- Wait for the Apple Watch pairing screen to appear, when it does tap Continue.
- Tap on Set Up for Myself.
- Position your Apple Watch screen within the Viewfinder.
- Tap on Restore from backup on your iPhone.
- Choose the backup you want and your iPhone watch will be restored to normal.
- If you don’t have any backup to restore,then set up as a new watch.
That’s how to successfully fix the “Too many passcode attempts reset apple watch”. Either you reset it using your iPhone or you reset it directly from the Apple Watch directly.
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