How do you unpair a watch from a cleaned iphone ?

I have iPhone that yesterday I had to clean completely because of software issues…. The watch that I have is still locked to the old device & now my new watch app can’t pair as the screen on the watch has locked my out ( I thought my entering the passcode wrong 10 times it would re-set, but alas not) what steps can I do to get these 2 devices paired up again ? Feedback is much appreciated

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Follow these steps to erase your locked watch and pair it with your iPhone:

  • Connect your watch to its charging cable, with power connected.
  • Press and hold the side button until you see the Power Off slider.
  • Press firmly on Power Off (do not try to slide it - just press down more firmly than a normal tap) and then tap on Erase all content and settings.
  • Pair your watch using the Watch app on your iPhone, choosing to Restore from Backup if offered the option.

More information:

If you forgot the passcode for your Apple Watch - Apple Support

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