Unlock Apple Watch Using Your iPhone

To help deter theft and keep your data safe, as well as enable featured like Apple Pay, your Apple Watch can be protected with a passcode. If enabled, it’s required whenever you next put your Apple Watch back on your wrist.

Typing a passcode on a small screen can be a little tricky, especially if you’re wearing gloves. Fortunately, you can use your iPhone to unlock your Apple Watch without the need to enter a passcode.

  1. Open the Watch app
  2. Tap Passcode
  3. Enable Unlock with iPhone

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With this option enabled, you can simply unlock your iPhone using Touch ID (or your iPhone’s passcode) and, as long as you’re wearing your Apple Watch, it is unlocked automatically.