When you unlock your Apple Watch with your iPhone, you basically avoid that small screen of the watch. If a user has stubby thumbs and fingers, s/he finds it tough to type or enter passcode directly on Apple Watch screen. So if you have set up a passcode on Apple Watch and want to open that smart piece automatically, here is how you can unlock Apple Watch with iPhone.

To open your Apple Watch with iPhone, you need to enable Unlock with iPhone option by following simple method. Before that, if you wonder why you should set up an Apple Watch passcode, let me tell you that you can use Apple Pay with your smart watch. And therefore, you need to make your watch more secure with a PIN.

Note that if you have enabled Wrist Detection on your Apple Watch and if you have tied the watch around your wrist, you cannot lock your watch in the first place; hence, there is no question of unlocking Apple Watch with your iPhone.

Before you go ahead, we advise you to set up Touch ID or Face ID on your iPhone as this will give you a quick access to your Apple Watch and you don’t have to remember the passcode of your iPhone. In case you clean forgot your iPhone passcode and then your iPhone is disabled, how can you access your Apple Watch?

How to Unlock Apple Watch Using iPhone

How to Unlock Apple Watch Using iPhone

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How to Enable Unlock Apple Watch with iPhone
How to Disable Unlock Apple Watch with iPhone from iPhone
How to Turn OFF Unlock with iPhone from Apple Watch

How to Enable Unlock Apple Watch with iPhone

Step #1: Launch Watch App on Paired iPhone.

Tap on Watch App

Step #2: Tap on Passcode.

Tap on Passcode in Watch App on iPhone

Step #3: If your Apple Watch is locked, unlock it first by entering Passcode.

Step #4: Toggle Unlock with iPhone option ON. Turning Unlock with iPhone option will ask you to enter passcode on your Apple Watch.

Turn On Unlock with iPhone Option in Apple Watch App on iPhone

That’s it!

You have successfully unlocked your Apple Watch without passcode. Actually, you have used passcode but only once and that too on your iPhone and not on your Apple Watch.

Note that you cannot enable this feature directly from your Apple Watch; when you go to the Apple Watch and make any attempt to enable Unlock Apple Watch with iPhone, your watch will tell you to go to iPhone to do this. However, you can disable ‘Unlock Apple Watch with iPhone’ from your Apple Watch as well as your paired iPhone.

How to Disable Unlock Apple Watch with iPhone from iPhone

Step #1: Open Watch App on Your iPhone.

Tap on Watch App

Step #2: Tap on Passcode.

Tap on Passcode in Watch App on iPhone

Step #3: Now, toggle Off Unlock with iPhone.

Turn Off Unlock with iPhone Option in Apple Watch App on iPhone

How to Turn OFF Unlock with iPhone from Apple Watch

Step #1: Open Settings App in your Apple Watch.

Open Settings on Apple Watch

Step #2: Now, tap on Passcode.

Tap on Passcode on Apple Watch

Step #3: Next, simply disable Unlock with iPhone option from your Apple watch.

Disable Unlock with iPhone Option from Apple Watch directly

Apple’s inter-device communication sets it apart from other smart devices. I always like to connect my watch with iPhone and Mac. If you wonder how Apple Watch can be connected with Mac, let me tell you that you can easily unlock your Mac using your Apple Watch. Isn’t it a cool connection between the two Apple devices?

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