My first question is what can you do and what can't you do with an apple watch with an activation lock.

My second question is how can I unpair the watch since the phone is a different location (I'm in South Africa and my brother is in New York with my phone). Is it possible to remove it from iCloud.com

I have to give the watch back to my work since I'm leaving but I can't unpair it. I also don't want to give them a watch with all my personal information on it.

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  • Why does your work device have your personal files? – Ramhound Jul 26 '16 at 8:37

To answer your first question: There are no limitations to having Activation Lock enabled on your Apple Watch, except for:

With Activation Lock, your Apple ID and password will be required before anyone can:

  • unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone,

  • or pair and use your Apple Watch with a new iPhone.

– the above taken from Apple's support site

But I don't know if those are considered disadvantages.

As for your second question, you can unpair the Watch from the iPhone by:

  1. Launching the Settings app on your Watch
  2. Select General
  3. Tap Reset
  4. Tap Erase All Content and Settings
  5. Enter your password, if needed
  6. Hit Continue
  • How would I enter a password without the paired iPhone. – user1898829 Jul 26 '16 at 11:38
  • @user1898829 You can just enter it on the Watch itself, correct? – Munesawagi Jul 26 '16 at 11:38
  • I'm not sure but if its an appleID password I doubt it since there are a range of characters in my password and theres no way to type on the watch. Since you said you can't unpair without appleID I'm guessing it is the appleID password. I have no passcode on my watch. – user1898829 Jul 26 '16 at 11:44
  • @user1898829 Give it a try, see what happens. If it is the Apple ID password, we'll go from there. – Munesawagi Jul 26 '16 at 11:52

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