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Step-by-Step Guide to Resetting Your Google Pixel Watch

Resetting your Google Pixel Watch can be helpful in various situations, whether you're experiencing performance issues, planning to sell your watch, or just want to start fresh.

Steps Involved In The Reset Process Of Google Pixel Watch

1. Backup Your Data:

Before you reset your new watch or refurbished smartwatch, ensure that you've backed up any essential data. This might include health stats, apps, watch faces, and other settings.

  • Connect your Pixel Watch to your paired smartphone.
  • Open the Google Pixel Watch app on your smartphone.
  • Navigate to the 'Settings' or 'Backup & Restore' option.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to backup your watch data.

2. Resetting from the Watch:

  • Swipe down from the top of the watch's screen to access the quick settings panel.
  • Tap on the 'Settings' gear icon.
  • Scroll down and select 'System.'
  • Choose 'Disconnect & Reset.' This will unpair the watch from your smartphone and erase all data on the watch.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to confirm the reset.
Pixel Watch reset

3. Resetting from the Paired Smartphone - Google Pixel Watch app:

On your paired smartphone, locate and open the Google Pixel Watch app. Ensure that your watch is connected to your phone via Bluetooth for this process.

  • Open the Google Pixel Watch app on your phone.
  • Within the app, you'll see the name or image of your paired Pixel Watch at the top. Tap on it.
  • This will take you to the settings and configurations specific to your watch.
  • Scroll down until you find an option labeled 'System.'
  • In this section, look for the 'Reset and Unpair Watch' option. Tapping this will not only disconnect your watch from your phone but also initiate a reset on the watch, erasing all its data.
  • Confirm your decision when prompted. The reset process will begin, and it might take a few minutes.
Pixel Watch Reset App

4. After Reset:

Once the watch has been reset:

  • It will power back on and display the setup screen.
  • You'll need to pair it with your smartphone again if you wish to use it.
  • Restore any backups if necessary.

5. Potential Issues & Troubleshooting:

If your watch doesn't reset properly or you encounter issues during the process:

  • Ensure that the smartwatch has sufficient battery life.
  • If the watch is unresponsive, try pressing and holding the power button for about 10-15 seconds to force a restart.
  • Ensure that the Google Pixel Watch app on your Google Pixel smartphone is up to date.

Click here to view setup instructions and other helpful tutorials for the watch.


Resetting your Google Pixel Watch is a straightforward process, but always remember to backup your data first to avoid any data loss. If you face any issues during or after the reset, refer to the watch's official documentation or seek assistance from Google's support channels.

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