How To Restart and Force Restart Your Apple Watch
Occasionally, you may need to power cycle your Apple Watch if it’s not functioning correctly, but odds are you don’t think about this much if things are running smoothly.
Here are the steps to restart your Apple Watch, so you can get back to track your calorie goal or respond to texts on your Apple Watch in a second.
With this article, I will teach you how to force a restart so that you can fix your unfrozen Apple Watch and let it run like never before.
The Steps to Restart Your Apple Watch
The very first thing you need to keep in mind is that your Apple Watch shouldn’t be plugged into a power source. Meaning that your Apple Watch shouldn’t be charging. If that’s the case, your watch will not reboot.
- Now, press and hold both the side button until you get the following options on your screen: Power Off, Medical ID, and Emergency SOS.
- The Power Off option is what you need. Swipe it to the right to turn the watch off.
- Your screen will now turn completely dark. Your Apple Watch is turned off.
- Repeat the process by holding the Side Button until you see the Apple logo again.
The Steps To Force Restart Your Apple Watch
Before I give you the steps to force restart your Apple Watch, let me first tell you that you shouldn’t Force Restart your Apple Watch if it is in the process of updating watchOS. You will know when an update is in progress because you will see the Apple logo and the spinning wheel on the watch face. Additionally, go over to a Force Restart only after performing the regular restart procedure first.
- First, keep both the Side Button and Digital Crown pressed down for at least ten seconds.
- Release both buttons when you see the Apple logo come back on screen.
- Your Apple Watch is now Force Restarted.
And Those were the steps to Restart and Force Restart your Apple Watch. If you’re still running against issues, make sure to contact Apple Support, as they might look at your specific situation more closely.
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