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Warning please read this if you are selling your Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Discussions' started by Obi-one, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Obi-one

    Obi-one New Member

    Nov 19, 2017
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    iPhone X
    Warning to buyers of second hand Apple watches.

    Be aware if you purchase a second hand Apple Watch the seller MUST sign in to iCloud and remove the watch from his or hers list of Apple products owned. Just wiping the watch does nothing for the buyer. I suggest you request proof that it is all good. If not you cannot Pair the watch. Period. The following is the official Apple instructions
    Turn off Activation Lock before you send your Apple Watch in for service, sell it, or give it away

    Before you send your Apple Watch in for service, sell it, or give it away, you should turn off Activation Lock on your Apple Watch. Just unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone:
    Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close together.
    Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and tap the My Watch tab.
    Tap your watch name at the top of the screen, then tap .
    Tap Unpair Apple Watch. For Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), tap Remove [Carrier] Plan. If you aren't going to pair with a different Apple Watch or iPhone, you might need to contact your carrier to cancel your cellular subscription.*
    Enter your Apple ID password. If you forgot your Apple ID password, you can reset it.
    Tap again to confirm.
    If you can't access your iPhone or Apple Watch, or if your Apple Watch isn't paired with your iPhone and you need to turn off Activation Lock:
    On a computer, go to iCloud.com and sign in with your Apple ID.
    Go to Find My iPhone.
    Select All Devices, then click your Apple Watch.
    Click Erase Apple Watch. Select Next until the device is erased.
    Click X next to your Apple Watch.
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  2. SGK

    Staff Member Administrator Contributor

    Nov 18, 2017
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    Good advice Obi.