- Check the Battery
- Check for Software Updates
- Restart Your Watch
Here are a few troubleshooting steps to get apple watch turn on. If you’re still having trouble,contact apple support
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Check the Battery
Before you can do anything else, you need to check if the battery is charged. If your Watch is plugged in, give it a few minutes to charge. If the battery is completely dead, it might take up to 2.5 hours to fully charge. If your Watch still won’t turn on, it’s time to move on to the next steps.
Make sure the watch has at least a 50% charge.
It could be that apple watch just needs to be charged. Try plugging it in to its magnetic charger for at least an hour (longer if you can), then try turning it on again.
If you’ve tried charging your watch and it still won’t turn on, there are a few other things you can try. First, make sure that the watch is securely attached to the charger. If it’s not, try removing and reattaching the charger. If that doesn’t work, try using a different charger or charging cable.
If you’re still having trouble, you can try resetting your watch. 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.
If not, charge the watch for at least 30 minutes.
After you update your Apple Watch to watchOS 6 or later, or if you upgraded from an iPhone that uses iOS 13 or later to one that uses iOS 14 or later, your watch might turn off and won’t turn on again.
If this happens, charge your watch for at least 30 minutes, then try again:
To check the time and date, press the side button. If you see a red lightning bolt, charge your watch for at least 30 minutes.
Make sure that your charger is plugged into a power outlet and that your watch is placed on it correctly. If you’re using a Magic Keyboard or Magic Mouse 2, make sure that it has enough power.
After you update your iPhone to iOS 14 or later, unpairing and then pairing your Apple Watch might solve this issue:
On your iPhone, open watch app Tap the My Watch tab, then tap General > Reset > Unpair Apple Watch. Enter apple id password if prompted. After the process completes, pair your watch with your iPhone again.
Check for Software Updates
Apple Watch uses its own operating system, watchOS, and occasionally, you may need to update watchOS to fix a bug or add a new feature. If your watch isn’t turning on, it’s possible that watchOS is outdated and needs to be updated. Here’s how to check for and install watchOS updates.
Go to the Watch app on your iPhone.
Be sure your Watch is connected to its charger and update watchOS through the Watch app on your iPhone:
* Update watchOS: Use the Watch app to check for and install any updates for your watch.
* Check for updates: To check for updates, open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap General > About. If an update is available, you’ll see an option to install it.
* Install an update: Tap Install. You might need to enter your passcode.
* Keep your Apple Watch on its charger while the update completes. Don’t restart your iPhone or close the Watch app during this time.
* When the update completes, your Apple Watch will restart on its own.
Tap My Watch, then tap General > Software Update.
If there’s an update available for your watch, you’ll be prompted to install it. Be sure that your watch is connected to its charger and is in range of your iPhone.
If you can’t see the update on your iPhone, make sure that you have the latest version of iOS. To do this, go to Settings > General > Software Update.
Restart Your Watch
If you’re having trouble with your Apple Watch, one thing you can try is restarting it. A lot of times, this can fix minor software glitches that might be causing your watch to act up. To restart your Apple Watch, press and hold down the side button until the power off slider appears. Drag the slider to the right to power off your watch. Once your watch is off, press and hold down the side button again to turn it back on.
If your watch won’t turn on, follow these steps:
Check for an update: Connect your watch to its charger and make sure that your watch is in range of your iPhone. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, then tap General > Software Update.
Try a forced restart: Press and hold both the side button and Digital Crown for at least 10 seconds, then release both when you see the Apple logo.
If you still can’t restart your watch or if it turns off again shortly after you turn it on,contact apple support
Drag the slider, then wait 30 seconds for your watch to turn off.
If your Apple Watch still won’t turn on, there might be an issue with the battery or charging.
First, make sure that your watch is charged. You can do this by connecting it to a power source with the included Magnetic Charging Cable.
If you’re using a Nightstand mode-compatible dock, make sure that it’s plugged in to a power source and that your watch is securely in place on the dock. You might need to wiggle it a bit to get the connection just right.
Once your watch is connected to a power source, try these steps:
1.Press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo. It might take up to 30 seconds for your watch to restart. If you still see the Power Reserve slider after 30 seconds,contact apple support
2.After your watch restarts, check to see if it’s up to date:
-On your iPhone, open the Watch app, then tap General > Software Update.
-Download any available updates, then restart both your iPhone and your watch
If your watch won’t turn on, it may be because the battery is drained. If you’re wearing your watch and it doesn’t turn on when you press the side button, or if it turns on but immediately turns off again, there might be lint or debris build-up in the side button mechanism. To clean the debris, follow these steps:
1. Remove your watch band.
2. Press and hold the side button to restart your watch. Keep holding down the side button until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.
3. After your watch restarts, reattach your watch band and press the side button again to turn on your watch.