How To Troubleshoot Apple Watch Problems

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If there is an app on your Watch or your Watch itself gives some trouble, should not panic. Here are a few simple fixes that you try to get your Watch back on normal working in no time.

Apps Get Frozen

If there is an app on your Watch that stops responding or gets interactive, there is a chance that it might have locked up. Here is a couple of ways to fix this problem.

  • Hard-press on the Digital Crown to go back to your Apple Watch home screen, and launch the app again from the home screen.
  • If it doesn’t work, you should try doing a force quit. To do so, press & hold the side button on your Watch until you see the sliders, and then continue to press and hold the Digital Crown until it returns to the Home screen.

Apple Watch Is Sluggish

If your Watch is misbehaving or lagging when running multiple apps, then it needs a restart. To restart your Apple Watch, follow these below steps:

  1. Press and hold the Side button until you see the digital switches.
  2. Slide the Power Off switch to power off your Apple Watch.
  3. To restart your Watch after it turns off, hold down the side button until Apple logo appears on the screen.

If a restart does not help you, you should also restart your connected iPhone.

  1. Hold the Power button until the “slide to power off” switch appears on the screen.
  2. Slide the “slide to power off” switch to turn off your iPhone.
  3. Wait for a few seconds, the press and hold the Power button to switch on your phone.

We also recommend you to check the Watch app on your iPhone for any software updates, which you might have missed, as they include bug fixes and performance. To do so:

  1. launch the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on My Watch tab.
  3. Tap on General > Software Update and check for updates.

Apple Watch Gets Frozen

If your Watch has entirely locked up, you can try a traditional shutdown and then restart it or do a force restart.

  1. Long press the side button to open up the Power Off screen.
  2. If it works, slide the switch turn off your Apple Watch, then press the side button again to boot it up.

If your Watch is unresponsive even when you hold the side button, it’s time to do a force restart. To do so, simultaneously hold down the side button + Digital Crown for 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears on the screen.


 Apple Watch Cannot Show The Connected iPhone

If there is a “disconnected” message showing on your Watch when you know it shouldn’t be, here are some steps you should try:

  1. Make sure neither your iPhone nor your Watch is in the Airplane mode, and the Bluetooth must be enabled on your iPhone
  2. Toggle Bluetooth off and on from your iPhone.
  3. Restart both your Watch and your iPhone.

Apple Watch Still Malfunctions After A Restart

If you’ve tried all the methods, but still cannot make your Watch work normally, it’s time to erase data and restore your Watch. Your iPhone automatically backs up all data on your Watch in the background daily, so you will not lose any data during the process.

Those are common Apple Watch problems as well as their fixes. If you are facing other serious issues, let’s know in the comment below.



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