While there is no denying the fact that Apple Watch is a top-notch smartwatch with impressive hardware and fully optimized software, the smartwatch is not perfect in all aspects. The one issue that a large number of users often complain about is the black screen of death issue on Apple Watch. When it occurs, Apple Watch gets stuck on the Apple logo with nowhere to go. Worse, this issue mostly strikes during the software update which not only makes the entire process rather lengthy but also incredibly painful. However dreading the issue may appear to be, we’ve got you covered with the pro tips to fix an Apple Watch stuck on Apple logo.
Why does Apple Watch Freeze at the Apple Logo?
Before exploring the viable means and ways to troubleshoot the watchOS device, let’s first consider the possible reasons behind the problem.
As already outlined above, the problem generally crops up due to an ill-fated software update. Knowing how buggy recent versions of watchOS have been, it’s easy to put the entire blame on a hidden software bug.
Another major reason why the Apple Watch tends to get frozen on the Apple logo is the clogged-up storage. Yeah, you read that right! If you haven’t wiped out the redundant files and apps on your watchOS device for a while, the cluttered space could be at the forefront of the problem.
Apart from these two notable culprits, a random software glitch, which arrives out of nowhere without any rhyme or reason, is also equally responsible. On top of all, you should never rule out the possibility of hardware failure that could be hindering the software update.
Having taken into account all the possible causes into account, we have put together workable solutions to resolve the stuck Apple logo on the Apple Watch problem. That said, let’s get down to the business!
Force Restart/Hard Reset
Force restart (aka hard reset) has long been a viable solution for resolving common watchOS issues. And, we are not going to skip this reliable troubleshooter. Since it is quite simple to hard reset an Apple Watch without erasing any media or data, there is no harm in trying this hack.
Simply press and hold both the side buttons and the Digital Crown simultaneously for a few seconds. If your smartwatch restarts normally, you have got rid of the issue.
If you are trying to update the watch, make sure it has enough storage (Watch app on iPhone > General > Storage). If the storage is cluttered, delete unnecessary music and photos that you may have synced with the watch and forgot to remove. After clearing the storage, try to update the smartwatch again.
Erase Your Apple Watch and Re-Pair it with an iPhone
If the hard reset has not solved the problem, erase your Apple Watch and re-pair it with your iPhone. Bear in mind that it will delete all the existing media and data stored on your smartwatch and you will need to set up the device again.
But don’t worry, watchOS automatically backs up the entire data at the time of erasing the Apple Watch and lets you restore the backup when setting up the watch. Yes, you read it right. It not only offers a solid layer of defence against unexpected loss but also saves your precious time.
Launch the Watch app on your iPhone. Ensure that the My Watch tab at the bottom left is selected. After that, tap on General. Then scroll down to the bottom and hit Reset. Next, tap on Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings. You will need to tap on Erase All Content and Settings in the popup to confirm the action.
After you have erased your Apple Watch, open the Watch app on your iPhone. Then, go ahead with the instructions to set up the smartwatch.
If you haven’t been able to fix your Apple Watch stuck on the Apple logo still, then there is a high chance that the problem could be related to hardware. In such a scenario, you must send your watch to a trusted Apple Watch repair centre.
When it comes to offering fast and reliable Apple Watch repair, Rapid Repair has been a leading name for several years. With a dominating presence across the major cities of India, we are recognised as the most preferred destination for fixing Apple devices. So, contact our super techies who have unmatched expertise in dealing with iDevices to troubleshoot your Apple Watch at the earliest.