Why a pin code from Apple Watch?
You need a pin code or access code for certain tasks on the Apple Watch. For instance, this refers to payments with Apple Pay and the Apple Watch to unlock your Mac. The access code also ensures that your private data cannot be browsed by others.
- Set up.
- Switch off.
- Up to 10 digits long code.
- Use the iPhone to unlock.
The Apple Watch’s use of the PIN is distinct from the iPhone. When you put the watch on your wrist, you just need to enter it once a day. You will need to re-enter the PIN code once you remove the Apple Watch. If you have forgotten the Apple Watch PIN code, you can still use your iPhone to access it.
Set up a pin code for Apple Watch
This is how you can set your Apple Watch to pin code or access code:
- Open your Apple Watch’s Settings app.
- Scroll down and tap the code for access.
- Turn on this switch. Enter a code of 4 digits.
You can also set an access code to your iPhone via the Watch app. You must be on the My Watch > Access code tab for this.
Change the access code for Apple Watch
If you want to modify your Apple Watch’s access code or pin code at a later moment, that’s very easy as well. It can be done on both the Apple Watch itself and on the iPhone in the Watch app. Go to Settings > Access code > Change code on the Apple Watch. Go to the Watch app on the iPhone and then go to My Watch > Access code > Change code.
Disable access code for Apple Watch
You can also deactivate the access code for Apple Watch through the steps above. Note that some features like paying with Apple Pay and unlocking your Mac won’t function anymore.
Set a longer access code for Apple Watch
Most individuals choose a 4-digit code, but on your Apple Watch you can also set up a code of up to 10 numbers. This rises from 10,000 to 10 billion choices. Such additional safety is not essential for most normal consumers, but if you’re worried that someone is targeting your information, or if you’re an extra-risk individual, you might opt for it.
Go to My Watch> Access code in the iPhone’s Watch app and turn off the switch with Simple Code. On your Apple Watch, you can now enter a fresh 6-digit code.
Unlock your iPhone’s Apple Watch
Do you think that entering your Apple Watch PIN code is always irritating because the buttons are so tiny? Then we have good news: you don’t have to enter the code manually at all times. You can also automatically have this occur when you unlock your iPhone. The Apple Watch will also be unlocked automatically once your iPhone is unlocked. Apple Watch and iPhone’s access codes don’t have to be the same. Setting two very distinct codes is even better.
That’s how it works:
- Go to your Apple Watch system’s Settings app.
- Choose Access Code > iPhone unlock.
Go to the Watch app on your iPhone and browse My Watch > Access code > Unlock iPhone. The iPhone must be within the ordinary Bluetooth range to unlock your Apple Watch in this manner. That’s about 10 meters.
This can also be a solution if you forgot your Apple Watch PIN. You can still use your Apple Watch thanks to the iPhone in that case. Another alternative is to conduct your Apple Watch’s hard reset and upgrade the watch. Your Apple Watch resets to the settings of the factory.