How to remove or change the password on a smartwatch

Woman changing the password on her smart watch

Looking to update your smartwatch passcode or remove it completely? You're in the right place.

Here at Asurion, we help millions of people troubleshoot, fix, and maximize their tech. From saving your phone from water damage to stopping those annoying spam texts, we keep the devices you rely on most working the way you want them to. Here's how to remove or change the password on your Apple Watch® or Samsung Galaxy® Watch.

How to change the passcode on your Apple Watch

To change the passcode you initially set up on your Apple Watch, follow these simple steps:

  1. On your Apple Watch, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Passcode.
  3. Tap Change Passcode.
  4. Follow the prompts on your screen.

You can also change the passcode using your iPhone:

  1. Open the Apple Watch app.
  2. Tap My Watch > Passcode > Change Passcode.
  3. Follow the prompts on your screen.

If you'd like to use a passcode that's longer than four digits, go to the Settings app on your Apple Watch and tap Passcode. Then turn off Simple Passcode.

How to turn off the passcode on your Apple Watch

  1. On your Apple Watch, open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Passcode.
  3. Tap Turn Passcode Off.

You can also turn off the passcode using your iPhone:

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then tap My Watch > Passcode > Turn Passcode Off.

NOTE: If you turn off your passcode, you won't be able to use Apple Pay®on your Apple Watch.

How to change the passcode on your Samsung Galaxy Watch

  1. Navigate to Settings > Security or Security and privacy > Lock.
  2. Tap Type.
  3. Choose one of the following options:
  4. Set up or modify a PIN:
  5. Tap PIN.
  6. Enter a four-digit pin, then reenter it to confirm.
  7. Set up or modify a pattern:
  8. Tap Pattern.
  9. Draw the desired pattern (it must contain four or more dots). Then redraw it to confirm.
  10. Select None to remove the security lock.

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