How to turn off the passcode on an Apple Watch in 2 different ways

Issei Kato/ReutersThere are two ways to turn off the passcode on an Apple Watch.

  • You can turn off the passcode on your Apple Watch through the Watch app on your iPhone, or directly from the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  • The passcode protects personal information on your Watch, but you can turn it off if you prefer not to enter a code to unlock the Watch when you put it on your wrist.
  • Turning off the passcode also removes Apple Pay from the Watch. You can re-enable Apple Pay only if you later turn the passcode back on.
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Most people would agree that using a passcode on your Apple Watch is a reasonable precaution, as it can prevent strangers from gaining access to sensitive and personal information stored on the Watch.

Using the passcode isn’t mandatory, though, and it’s easy to turn off if it’s an inconvenience.

Be aware, though, that Apple Pay will be removed from the Watch if you turn off the passcode. You can re-enable Apple Pay if you ever turn the passcode back on in the future.

There are two ways to turn off the passcode on your Apple Watch. Here’s both.

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How to turn off the passcode on an Apple Watch

From your iPhone’s Watch app

1. Start the Watch app on your iPhone.

2. Make sure you are on the “My Watch” tab at the bottom of the screen.

3. Tap “Passcode.”

Passcode 1Dave Johnson/Business InsiderThe passcode settings are found in the Watch app’s ‘My Watch’ tab.

4. Tap “Turn Passcode Off.”

5. In the pop-up window at the bottom of the page, tap “Turn Off Passcode Lock.”

Passcode 2Dave Johnson/Business InsiderAfter you choose to turn off the passcode, you’ll need to confirm that choice and also enter your current passcode.

6. Enter the current passcode to verify that you’re authorised to turn it off.

From your Watch’s Settings app

You can also disable the passcode from the watch itself.

1. On the Apple Watch, start the Settings app. To do that, press the Digital Crown and tap the gear-shaped app.

Passcode 3Dave Johnson/Business InsiderStart the Settings app to disable the passcode.

2. Tap “Passcode.”

Passcode 4Dave Johnson/Business InsiderThe Passcode control is easy to find in the watch’s Settings app.

3. Tap “Turn Passcode Off” and then confirm you want to do this by tapping “Turn Off.”

4. Enter your current passcode to confirm the change once more.

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