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Find my Apple Watch: How to activate and configure it

Cómo hacer que un Apple Watch viejo vaya más rápido

¿Qué es el bloqueo de activación?

El bloqueo de activación es un sistema de seguridad diseñado para enlazar el dispositivo a un ID de Apple que el usuario ha indicado anteriormente. De hecho, este sistema se activa por defecto en el primer inicio del dispositivo, tras registrarnos o iniciar sesión con nuestra cuenta de iCloud. Un gesto tan sencillo como ese, puede ser de gran ayuda a la hora de evitar que un delincuente pueda utilizar un dispositivo robado , algo que ya está logrando desde su lanzamiento.

Find my Apple Watch: How to activate and configure it
Find my Apple Watch: How to activate and configure it

Tras realizar este enlace, nadie podrá restablecer el dispositivo y usarlo sin la contraseña de nuestra cuenta de Apple. Así, el Apple Watch tan solo quedaría como un bonito pisapapeles gracias a este servicio gratuito que nos ofrece Apple en todos sus dispositivos móviles, aunque hoy nos centraremos en el reloj inteligente de la compañía.

Cómo comprobar si el bloqueo de activación está activado

Como comentábamos antes, el bloqueo de activación se activa por defecto en el dispositivo tras ser encendido por primera vez, de forma que permanece protegido desde el principio. Sin embargo, nunca viene mal verificar que la función está activada correctamente, algo que podréis hacer desde vuestro iPhone, o en cualquier ordenador con conexión a internet.

Desde el iPhone

La forma más sencilla de saber si un reloj está protegido o no, es usando la aplicación Buscar mi iPhone. Esta app, está pensada para indicar todos los dispositivos que estén vinculados a la cuenta de iCloud y que tengan activada la funcionalidad, incluyendo el bloqueo de activación. Por este motivo, si esta sigue instalada en vuestro teléfono, tan solo tendréis que dirigiros a la app Watch> Información> Buscar mi Apple Watch .

Si vuestro Apple Watch tiene activado el bloqueo de activación, podréis verlo en la lista de dispositivos que aparecerá después de introducir vuestra contraseña de iCloud. Además, también podréis bloquearlo de forma remota, reproducir un sonido, o borrarlo. como os explicamos en este post sobre la aplicación.

Desde un ordenador

Just a few days ago, we were talking about how the Apple Watch is prepared to warn its users about abnormalities in their heart rate, which can be caused by certain serious ailments. However, you don’t have to be sick to see your pulse racing. We just have to think of a situation where we will most likely not be able to recover something as precious as our Apple Watch .

For this reason, today we bring you a tutorial so that, in the hypothetical and very unlikely event that something like this happens, you can at least be sure that your watch will not be able to be used . And all this is possible thanks to the activation block.

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In order to obtain this information from a computer, we will need to go to the iCloud website. There we can access the web version of Search my iPhone, from where we can consult the devices that have the activation block active. Just click on the tab at the top, where it says All devices. Again, we’ll be able to run the same options as in the iPhone and iPad application.

How to activate the activation lock

To start with, you should know that the activation block was introduced in the Apple Watch with watchOS 2, so you will need to have an equal or higher version to be able to use it, watchOS 4 being recommended. In case it still doesn’t appear, you may need to completely restore your watch , and link it again with your Apple ID. To do this, you will need to access the app Watch> General> Reset> Delete Content and Settings .

After completing the initial clock setup process again, you can check that is linked to your account . In fact, you may have come across a screen in the process indicating that you need to login to your iCloud account to continue. That’s the activation block.

How to deactivate the activation lock

If you are about to close the sale of your Apple Watch to a third party, you must unlink it from your account so that they can use it without worrying about the activation block . To do this, you can reset it from the same phone, or remotely via iCloud.

Deactivate Apple Watch activation lock from iPhone

You can access the Watch app from your phone, and select your watch from the settings. Once inside the linked clocks selector, you will have to choose the device you want to unlink by pressing the information button on the right. After that, you will only have to tap Unlink Apple Watch. Now, the device will ask you for the password of the linked Apple account, and will delete the data from the clock .

Disable Apple Watch activation lock from iCloud

If instead of unlinking your watch you have restored it, or you want to be sure that the activation block is not active, you can access the iCloud website. There, go to the Settings section, select the device and click on the cross next to the name of the device, which will help us to unlink it from our account completely, deactivating the activation block in the process.

Remember that this last method will only work if you have already deleted all your data from the clock, because if you continue your account on the clock, it will appear in the list again.

But it’s worth remembering that if your Apple Watch has been lost or stolen, it’s not the end of the world either. Now there are real bargains in places like Amazon, and you might even want to to renew our collection a bit. You always have to look on the bright side, don’t you?

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