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Reset your watch to factory settings

If you're having problems with your watch, you may need to reset it to the way it was when you first got it ("factory settings"). 

What happens when you reset to factory settings:

When you reset your watch to factory settings, the following happens:

  • Data stored on your watch is erased
  • Installed apps and their data are erased
  • System settings and preferences are erased
  • Your watch is unpaired from your phone. If your watch is connected to an iPhone, learn how to make sure your watch can connect to your phone.

When you re-pair your watch to your phone after the factory reset, your previously installed apps will be restored to your watch. 

Android 2.0 and up: After you repair your watch, go to your watch's Play Store to download your apps again. Learn how to download apps on your watch.

Reset to factory settings

Note: The steps for resetting your watch are a little different depending on your version of Android Wear. 

  1. If your screen is dim, touch the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap Settings Settings.
    • If you don't see Settings, you're using a different version of Android Wear. Go to the steps below for "Android Wear 1.5 and below."
  3. Tap System and thenSystem.
  4. Scroll down and tap Disconnect & reset.
  5. When asked to confirm un-pairing and factory resetting your watch, tap Done Done.

After you reset your watch to factory settings, you need to pair your watch with your phone again.

 

Android Wear 1.5 and below
  1. If your screen is dim, touch the screen to wake up the watch.
  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  3. Swipe left until you see Settings Settings. Tap it.
  4. Scroll down and tap Unpair with phone.
  5. When asked, confirm you’d like to unpair and factory reset your watch by tapping the check mark Done.

After you reset your watch to factory settings, you need to pair your watch with your phone again.

 

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