Apple now leads the smartwatch business with more than 60 percent market share. The Cupertino firm is selling millions of smartwatch units out there. Last month, sources claimed that Apple Watch with LTE was insanely popular on the market. In reality, Apple Watch was one of the hottest items during 2018 holiday shopping season as its shipments hit 4 million units.

Apple Watch tends to get better and smarter every year. The current Apple Watch Series 4 marks a significant upgrade over its predecessors with a bigger screen, new hardware, and a redesigned Digital Crown. The best part is that you can add a passcode to your smartwatch to protect your data from the prying eyes.

However, setting a passcode on Apple Watch may be unknown for many folks. With that in mind, we are here to help. In the section below, we will show you the steps on how to add a passcode to your Apple Watch. Before we proceed, make sure you now have the latest software update on your Watch. WatchOS 5 has been available for 4 months, so make sure your device is up-to-date.

Steps to add a passcode to your Apple Watch

Step one: First off, open the Settings app on your Apple Watch, and then tap Passcode from the list

Step two: Next up, tap Turn on Passcode to enable the feature on your Watch

Step three: Now just simply enter the four-digit passcode you wish to use to lock and unlock your smartwatch

Step four: Once you are done, from now on, you need to enter the passcode to unlock your smartwatch.

Alternatively, you can add a passcode to your Watch using the Watch app on your iPhone. To do this, open the Watch app on your iPhone, then tap My Watch tab and turn on Passcode on your Watch. Besides, we recommend you use a six-digit passcode. To enable it, select My Watch tab, then select Passcode and turn off the switch for Simple Passcode.

If you want to unlock your Watch using your iPhone, open the Watch app on your iOS device, then select Passcode and turn on the switch for Unlock with iPhone. After that, launch the Settings app on your Watch, then tap on Passcode and turn on the switch.

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