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Apple Watch 42mm

Apple Watch 42mm

How to reset or hard reset an Apple Watch 42mm

If your smartwatch Apple Watch 42mm it works very slow, it hangs, you have a full memory and you want to erase everything or you want to sell it or give it away and you want nobody to be able to access your accounts and passwords you can do a factory reset so that it returns to be like the first day.

You must bear in mind that a reset or return to the factory state in a smart watch erases all its content so you should make a backup of your data before doing it if you do not want to lose everything.

There are two ways to do a reset on an Apple Watch 42mm one through the mobile options and another If you do not have your phone or if you have paired the watch to iPhone.

Restore from the options of Apple Watch 42mm

Estimated time: 5 minutes.

First we show the steps to return an Apple Watch 42mm to the factory state using a paired iPhone since it is the most comfortable and safe method. In this way we unlink the watch from the Apple ID and it can be used by another person with a different account.

1- First step:

Make sure the Apple Watch 42mm smartwatch has enough battery, if not, keep it on its charging base. To check the battery charge level, swipe up from the bottom of the clock screen to display the quick settings panel and you will see the percentage. The battery level should be at least 50 percent.

Apple Watch battery percentage

2- Second step:

From your iPhone linked to the Apple Watch 42mm, , open the "Watch" application, it is the app with the icon of an Apple Watch. When setting up the Watch 42mm for the first time, this application is automatically installed on your iPhone.

Watch app on iPhone

3- Third step:

If you have several watches configured select the Watch 42mm and scroll down until you find the "General" section, it is the icon of a cog wheel or gears. Press to access general settings.

General settings Apple Watch

4- Fourth step:

Scroll down to the bottom of the general settings of the Watch 42mm until you find the "Reset" section. Click to continue.

Reset Apple Watch

5- Fifth step:

In this step we choose "Delete contents and settings" to delete all the content and settings of the Watch 42mm. This is the right option if you want to sell, donate or give away your Apple Watch 42mm.

Clear Apple Watch content and settings

6- Sixth step:

A confirmation message will appear to avoid accidentally pressing this option and completely resetting the Watch 42mm. Click on "Delete content and settings" to continue.

Confirm delete content and settings Apple Watch

7- Seventh step:

A second confirmation message will appear to confirm that we have read the above message and that we are sure to fully reset the Watch 42mm. Click on "Delete content and settings" to continue.

Confirm delete content and settings Apple Watch

8- Eighth step:

Your Watch 42mm will turn off and take a few minutes to turn on again with all settings and data erased and unlinked from the Apple ID account.

Apple Watch starting up

If these options have not worked for you, follow the next steps:

1- In your Apple Watch 42mm push Settings.

2- Go to General, Reset

3- Finally click on “Delete contents and settings”

4- Press “Delete all” to confirm.

IMPORTANT: This second method does not unlink the Apple Watch 42mm from the associated Apple ID, so you must unlink it to prevent the Apple ID password from being requested when it is turned on. This is a security measure to prevent someone who has stolen or found the lost Watch 42mm from using it without the owner's consent.

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About the device:

Apple Watch 42mm is a device with 42 x 35.9 x 10.5 mm (1.65 x 1.41 x 0.41 in), a weight of 50 grams, a screen resolution of 390 x 312 pixels (~303 ppi pixel density).

It has a processor 520 MHz, a graphics card PowerVR SGX543, a RAM memory 512 MB RAM and an internal memory of 8 GB.

The Apple Watch 42mm it comes from the factory with the operating system watchOS 1.0| upgradable to 3.2.2

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