What do I do if my Apple Watch won’t hard reset?
Try restarting it (by pressing and holding the side button until you see the Apple logo). Next try force restarting it: press and hold both the side button and Digital Crown (ie both buttons) for around 10 seconds, until you see the logo.
Why won’t my Apple Watch Let me reset?
If your Apple Watch is unresponsive when attempting to erase it, then it may help to first force restart it: Remove it from the charger and hold both the side button and Digital Crown for at least 10 seconds, releasing them when the Apple logo is displayed.
How do I reset an unresponsive Apple Watch?
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.
Can you hard reset a locked Apple Watch?
Press and hold the side button until you see Power Off. Press and hold the Digital Crown until you see Erase all content and settings. Tap Reset, then tap Reset again to confirm. Wait for the process to finish, then set up your Apple Watch again.
What causes Apple Watch to stop working?
One common reason an Apple Watch won’t turn on is simply that the battery is dead. Connect the Watch to its charger, and if that doesn’t work, make sure you try a different charging cable and charger to see if your charger is faulty.
How do I fix my bricked Apple Watch?
Follow the steps below to see if that will work for you:
- Force restart the watch by holding the Digital Crown and Side Button until the Apple logo comes up.
- Force touch the screen with your passcode.
- Select Factory Reset.
- Repair Watch to iPhone (may take a few attempts)
- Restore from Backup on iPhone (should load watchOS 4)
How do I reset my Apple watch without paired phone?
How to erase your Apple Watch if you don’t have your iPhone
- On your Apple Watch, tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.
- Type your password if prompted.
- For GPS + Cellular models, choose to keep or remove your cellular plan. …
- Tap Erase All to confirm.
Why is my watch not working?
Battery Needs Replacement
The most common reason a watch will stop working or need service is due to the battery. A good rule of thumb when it comes to watch batteries is to replace them every two years. A quartz watch, however, can last three years or longer because they do not have second hands.