How to Restart Your Apple Watch

If you’re having trouble with apple watch restarting it may be the solution. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to restart apple watch

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Restarting apple watch

There are a few reasons you might need to restart apple watch to resolve an issue, to finish an update, or to power off. If apple watch is unresponsive, won’t update, or seems frozen, a restart may fix the issue. If you can’t restart your Apple Watch using the slider, you may need to force restart it.

For models with watchOS 3 or later

If your Apple Watch is unresponsive, press and hold the side button until you see the Power Off slider.

Drag the slider to turn off your device. To turn your device back on, press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.

If you can’t turn off your device or if the problem continues, you may need to reset your device. To restart your device, press and hold both the side button and Digital Crown for at 10 seconds, then release both buttons when you see the Apple logo.

For models with watchOS 2 or earlier

Press and hold the side button until you see the Power Off slider.

Drag the slider to turn off your device.

After your device turns off, press and hold the side button again until you see the Apple logo.

For models with watchOS 3 or later
To restart your device, press and hold both the side button and Digital Crown for about 10 seconds, then release when you see the Apple logo.

Resetting Your Apple Watch

There are two ways to restart your Apple Watch. You can either do a soft restart or a hard restart. A soft restart is when you press and hold the side button until the “slide to power off” slider appears. Then, you drag the slider to the right. Once your Watch is off, you press and hold the side button again until you see the Apple logo.

For models with watchOS 3 or later

1.Press and hold the side button until you see the Power Off slider.
2.Drag the slider to turn off your Apple Watch.
3.After your Apple Watch turns off, press and hold the side button again until you see the Apple logo.

For models with watchOS 2 or earlier

If your Apple Watch has watchOS 2 or earlier, you’ll need to force restart it if it’s unresponsive. To do this, press and hold both the side button and Digital Crown for at least 10 seconds, then release when you see the Apple logo.

Unpairing Your Apple Watch

While unpairing your Apple Watch doesn’t delete any of the data stored on it, it is still a good idea to back it up before you unpair. To do this, open the watch app on your iPhone and tap “My Watch” at the bottom of the screen. Tap “All Watches” at the top of the screen, then select the watch you want to unpair. Tap “Erase all content and settings.”

For models with watchOS 3 or later

To unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then tap the watch tab

Tap All Watches, then tap the info button next to the watch that you want to unpair.

Tap Unpair Apple Watch, then tap again to confirm.

If you unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone, your content remains on both devices. If you want to remove content from just your Apple Watch, you need to erase it.

For models with watchOS 2 or earlier

If your Apple Watch is unresponsive or frozen, you can restart it by pressing and holding down the side button until the Apple logo appears.

If your watch has watchOS 3 or later, you can also force restart your device by pressing and holding both the side button and Digital Crown simultaneously for ten seconds.

For more information, see Apple’s support document on unpairing your Apple Watch.

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