An installation or update that takes longer than it should, a smartwatch that is starting to give problems, or the time has come to sell or give it away and you want to delete any personal data that may have been stored on it in it.
Each smartwatch model, depending on brand or operating system, must be reset by following a different procedure
There are several reasons why the user of a smartwatch may want to reset it and restore the factory settings, something that can be done by different procedures since this will depend on the manufacturer, model, operating system … And it is that in recent years smartwatches have proliferated, to the point that Facebook itself has been working on its own smartwatch.
Below are the ways to do it for some of the best-selling models on the market.
How to reset your smartwatch
–Apple Watch: First of all you have to deactivate the data plan associated with the watch. To do this from thethe Apple Watch management application installed on the iPhone click on the Mobile option and select the information that appears on the plan contracted by the user. Then select the “Delete” option. This should be enough to delete all the personal information that can be accessed from the Apple Watch, but in some cases it will be necessary to contact the operator to manage this operation.
Once you have deactivated the data plan you can reset the Apple Watch through the Settings menu of the watch through the route “General – Reset – Clear all contents and settings”. Finally you must confirm the action by entering the device password.
-Samsung Galaxy Watch 4: The Samsung smartwatch can be reset in different ways, both from the smartwatch itself and from the smartwatch. In fact if you own the version with its own mobile connection the first thing to do is to disable the data plan. To do this you have to open the Galaxy Wearable appclick on the watch settings, scroll down the menu to the mobile plans option and delete the one associated with the smartwatch. The watch can then be reset. To do this, follow the path “Settings – General – Reset”, after which you will be prompted to enter the password. It can also be reset from the smartwatch with very similar steps. After opening the Galaxy Wearable app, follow the path “Watch settings – General – Reset”. Then unlock the smartwatch, confirm that you want to reset the watch and enter the password.
-Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa: Since none of these models have a mobile connection there is no need to worry about removing links to carrier data plans. Simply access from the device itself to the settings menu and in the “About this device” section select “Reset to factory settings” and confirm your choice.
-Smartwatches with Wearable OS 2 operating system: They represent a very similar case to the Fitbit reción explained. These are smartwatches that do not have a data plan associated with the telephone operator, so they can be reset from the device itself. To do this, follow the route “Settings – System” and select, depending on the device, the option “Disconnect and reset” or “Delete synchronization with the cell phone”. Finally, confirm that you want to reset the smartwatch.