How to Put Passcode on Apple Watch: A Step-by-Step Guide

You can also open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, tap My Watch, tap Passcode, then tap Change Passcode and follow the onscreen prompts.

Having a passcode on your Apple Watch can help protect your personal and sensitive information in case it falls into the wrong hands. If you’re not sure how to set up a passcode on your Apple Watch, don’t worry – it’s a quick and easy process.

First, tap on the screen of your Apple Watch to turn it on. Click into the digital crown to access your app panel, and scroll over until you find the settings icon. Tap on the settings icon and scroll down until you see the option for “passcode” or “lock code” (depending on your country). Click on the passcode option, and you’ll come to a panel that says “turn passcode on.” Click on that option to turn on your passcode.

Next, you’ll be prompted to enter a new passcode. Choose a combination that is easy for you to remember, but difficult for others to guess. Once you’ve entered your passcode, you’ll be asked to re-enter it to confirm. Once you’ve done that, your passcode will be associated with your Apple Watch.

If you need to remove your passcode for any reason, simply enter the passcode, click on the passcode option again, and select “turn off passcode.” You’ll be asked to enter your passcode one more time to confirm, and then the passcode will be removed.

Having a passcode on your Apple Watch is a simple and effective way to keep your personal information safe. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to leave a comment below.


How does passcode on Apple Watch work?
The passcode protects personal information on your Watch, but you can turn it off if you prefer not to enter a code to unlock the Watch when you put it on your wrist. Turning off the passcode also removes Apple Pay from the Watch. You can re-enable Apple Pay only if you later turn the passcode back on.
Why is there no lock icon on my Apple Watch?
With wrist detection turned on, the padlock icon no longer appears on your watch, so you can't manually lock it through the watch itself. Your only options are to take off your Apple Watch, which will cause it to lock, or to slide something under your watch between the back of your watch and your wrist.
Do you have to set a passcode on Apple Watch?
Yes, the Apple Watch will ask you to enter a passcode on its tiny screen, but that doesn't happen every time you want to use the watch. The passcode is only requested in a few scenarios, such as: Your Apple Watch reboots. You manually lock your Apple Watch.
How do I lock my phone on my Apple Watch?
When your Apple Watch unlocks your iPhone successfully, your watch gives haptic feedback and shows an alert. If you didn't mean to unlock your iPhone, tap the Lock iPhone button on your Apple Watch screen. The next time you unlock your iPhone after tapping this button, your iPhone requires that you type your passcode.