Apple Watch Won’t Turn On: Pro Tips to Fix the Issue
Are you stuck with an Apple Watch which refuses to turn on despite pressing buttons and tapping on the display repeatedly? Before you start stressing over it, please know we are here to address just that and have already got a handful of pro tips to fix the Apple Watch and turn it on.
As for the possible reasons for your Apple Watch getting stuck at the boot loop, it could be due to a hardware or software problem or maybe a faulty battery. Or, cluttered storage could be playing spoilsport behind the scene.
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Force Restart Your Apple Watch
Force restart has long been the first step to try when it comes to dealing with most of the common issues. And guess what, we are not going to overlook it even this time around. As it is a pretty simple yet reliable trick, there is no harm in trying it out.
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Press and hold the side button and Digital Crown simultaneously until you see the Apple logo on the screen. Now, check if you have finally got the better of the issue.
Put Your Apple Watch on a Charger
Maybe your Apple Watch’s battery has run too low and it is not turning on due to the drained out battery. Put your smartwatch on a charger and let it charge for some time. Once the smartwatch has got enough juice, it will boot up automatically.
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If your Apple Watch turns on and starts behaving normally, you are good to go.
Erase Your Apple Watch and Pair it with iPhone Again
Wondering why should you erase Apple Watch if the device is unable to turn on? Well, the reason is that it is considered to be a one-stop solution. What more? It has the knack for fixing even complex issues. So, go for this radical yet reliable troubleshooter to resolve the “Apple Watch won’t turn on” issue.
Navigate to the Watch app on your iPhone > General. Scroll down to the bottom and tap on Reset. Next, tap on Erase All Content and Settings. Once you have successfully erased your Apple Watch, reconnect it to your iPhone. If the Watch was not responding or display was dead due to some software bug, that is normally fixed by resetting and your Watch should be back on the setup screen, ready to be paired once again.
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Bonus Tips to Fix the Apple Watch running Slow or lagging while usage
- Maybe your smartwatch is cluttered for space; redundant photos (which you have synced from your iPhone) and a ton of music stored on your Apple Watch along with a plethora of useless apps may have clogged up the storage. Knowing that cluttered storage tends to create many issues including unexpected battery drain and overheating, it would be apt to declutter your Apple Watch.
- To clean up your Apple Watch, eliminate everything that has eaten into the precious storage of your device unnecessarily. Once the smartwatch has been cleaned up, it should start functioning properly.
- Bear in mind that the problem could also be outdated software, in which case you can solve the problem simply by updating the watchOS from Settings – General – Software Update.
If Nothing Works Contact Apple Watch Repair Centre
If nothing worked and you still cannot turn on your Apple Watch, chances are pretty high that the problem is due to hardware failure. Sometimes, if the screen has gone dead, the Watch may be booting up, but you won’t see anything on the screen. Also, at times the battery might need replacement and maybe the faulty battery is not allowing the Watch to start up properly. Thus, without wasting any more time, you should contact a reliable Apple Watch repair centre.
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