I do not have the iwatch that my phone was paired with as a i gave it to someone without thinking of unpairing it or returning it to factor settings. I then went on to the apple watch app on my phone and unpaired it from there and now when i go onto the watch app it says "start pairing" but i am a bit paranoid that it hasn't worked properly as the iwatch is at least 20 miles away from the phone. The fact that the iwatch is 20 miles away from the phone makes me think that the watch wouldn't work anyway as it is out of range? I was just wondering if the unpairing would have been successful and if the iwatch would have been cleared of my personal information such as imessages since i have unpaired it?
I’m confused or this is one of the numerous deliberate anonymous spam posts we deal with daily. You specifically mentioned both “iwatch” and “apple watch”.
You gave the “iwatch” away then you unpaired it via the “apple watch” app. On my iPhone, I simply have a “Watch” app that is used to configure my Watch.
Anyway, if you unpaired the iwatch via the “apple watch” then the device should reset to its native state. The new owner will have to pair his or her iPhone with the “iwatch”, but if you have not disabled the iCloud Activation Lock, that owner will not be able to use it.
Now that the iwatch is no longer in your possession (I assume), simply going to the Apple Watch app will indeed cause it to want to pair with an Watch being that it currently isn’t. Without an Watch, the Watch app is basically useless.
Whenever you get a new Watch, see the Watch app to begin the pairing process.