Restart your Apple Watch

Learn how to turn your Apple Watch on and off, even if it isn't responding.

Power Off slider

Restart your Apple Watch

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

 

Apple logo screen

Force restart your Apple Watch

Don’t force restart your Apple Watch if you're updating watchOS. After you see the Apple logo and progress wheel on your Apple Watch, leave your Apple Watch alone until the update finishes.

You should force restart your device as a last resort and only if it's not responding. To force restart your Apple Watch, press and hold both the side button and Digital Crown for at least 10 seconds, then release both buttons when you see the Apple logo.

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