Given the significant value of Apple Pay in our life, many users must have setup Apple Pay on their iPhones and iPads, and not to forget their Apple Watch. As far as your Apple Watch is around your wrist, the world is beautiful. But the moment it falls into wrong hands, you should start worrying about your data – remember, you have set up Apple Pay on your watch. Agreed, you can protect your watch with a passcode, but your watch can be erased by resetting it. Before you disable Apple Pay on Apple Watch 1, Series 2 and Series 3, you will surely try to find lost Apple Watch using Find My iPhone from your iPhone and Mac.
If you have set up Find My iPhone, activation lock is enabled on your watch. This prevents any stranger from turning off Find My iPhone, sign out of iCloud or erase your iOS devices. And if the person does this, s/he has to enter your Apple ID password for further access. But for a safer side, you should disable or deactivate Apple Pay on Apple Watch if it is lost or stolen.
When your Apple Watch 1, Series 2 or Series 3 is robbed or stolen, you need to suspend Apple Pay immediately to stop the thief or stranger from accessing your financial information. Your smart watch is not included as part of Find My iPhone service, and therefore, many users have no knowledge about how to disable Apple Pay remotely on Apple Watch.
How to Disable Apple Pay on Apple Watch if Lost or Stolen
Step #1: Open www.icloud.com on your computer.
Step #2: Log in your iCloud account (it should be linked to Apple Watch).
Step #3: Next, click on Settings from the launchpad.
Step #4: You can see that all your devices are listed under My Devices. Next to your device name (most probably, beside your iPhone name), you will see an Apple Pay logo. You need to click on Apple Watch.
Step #5: Here, you can see Apple Pay supported cards under the picture of Apple Watch.
Finally, you have to click on Remove All and confirm it.
After this, your bank will disable Apple Pay without delay in case your Apple Watch is offline. Alternatively, you can call your bank and get your cards removed from Apple Pay.
The entire tutorial leaves one message for Apple: the brand needs to make its smart watch more powerful in terms of security. Users are less worried about their iPhones as Apple has introduced a lot of security features on the smart phone. Let’s hope Apple brings more security on Apple Watch.
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