If the user failed to launch Apple Watch, this is not a rea­son to imme­di­ate­ly run to a ser­vice cen­ter or store for a new gad­get. Even “apple” tech­nol­o­gy, the sta­bil­i­ty of which is known to the whole world, can fail. But this does not mean that the device is not sub­ject to resus­ci­ta­tion. Most prob­lems can be fixed by your­self if you know what’s wrong.

Apple Watch won't turn on

Why Apple Watch won’t turn on

It is pos­si­ble that they can­not be turned on because the bat­tery is com­plete­ly dis­charged, and the charg­er has bro­ken or is not in con­tact with the con­tacts. There­fore, the first step is to make sure that the cable is insert­ed into the adapter tight­ly enough. If so, try charg­ing the watch with anoth­er charg­er.

How­ev­er, oth­er trou­bles can hap­pen: for exam­ple, every­thing is in order with charg­ing, but the dis­play does not work.

Why the screen does not work on the Apple Watch: the main reasons

It hap­pens that the dis­play of smart watch­es does not work. For exam­ple, the logo is on, and that’s it. Why the screen may not work — below.

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Power button broken

Dur­ing oper­a­tion, it could fail. This can hap­pen due to too much pres­sure, impact. To elim­i­nate this break­down, you need spe­cial tools and knowl­edge. It is rec­om­mend­ed not to exper­i­ment, but to con­tact the com­pa­ny’s SC: the but­ton will be repaired there.

Power button not working on Apple Watch

Moisture has entered the protective housing

Even though the gad­get has a sol­id degree of pro­tec­tion, water can still pen­e­trate to the inter­nal ele­ments. This hap­pens for the fol­low­ing rea­sons:

  • the device was at a greater depth than intend­ed;
  • the smart device has been under water for too long;
  • the device has been exposed to hot steam for a long time.

What to do? Of course, dry. For exam­ple, to push water out of the case in Series 3 mod­els, it is enough to scroll the Dig­i­tal Crown sev­er­al times. Now it is worth try­ing to turn on the device again. If it does­n’t help, you need to take the watch in for repair.

Impor­tant! These rea­sons are not a war­ran­ty case, so repairs will have to be done at your own expense.

Watch stuck after update or software crash

This is a way to improve the opti­miza­tion and func­tion­al­i­ty of the device. How­ev­er, it also hap­pens that fail­ures occur dur­ing the instal­la­tion of a new ver­sion of the OS or soft­ware. Because of this, the smart­watch may not work cor­rect­ly. For exam­ple, an apple may appear, but it does not go beyond that. As a rule, every­thing is solved here by reboot­ing or rein­stalling updates.

  apple watch stuck on update

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Mechanical damage to the watch display

The rea­son for the non-work­ing screen may be that the gad­get was hit hard, stepped on it, or dropped from a great height. If the dis­play is cracked or the sen­sor has stopped respond­ing, it is unlike­ly that you will be able to fix the prob­lem your­self.

Advice: in order not to dam­age the screen, you can pro­tect it with a spe­cial glass, like the Belkin ver­sion.

apple watch screen shattered

How can I fix the problem

There are three trou­bleshoot­ing meth­ods that do not require the help of spe­cial­ists.

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Forced reboot

This is an effec­tive solu­tion for most cas­es. You can force Apple Watch to reboot like this:

  1. Hold down the pow­er but­ton and the wheel at the same time.
  2. Keep the keys pressed for at least 10 sec­onds or until the logo is loaded.

When the smart­watch reboots, watchOS will auto­mat­i­cal­ly:

  • will make changes;
  • per­form opti­miza­tion;
  • will be updat­ed to the final ver­sion at the time of the restart.

The process will take 3 to 5 min­utes.

Rec­om­men­da­tion: to increase the pro­tec­tion of the device from exter­nal influ­ences, you can pur­chase a bumper case, like Shock­band Pink.

force restart your Apple Watch

Disabling VoiceOver

This func­tion is inte­grat­ed into the oper­at­ing sys­tem and is designed for voice con­trol of the gad­get. Fail­ures in its oper­a­tion can lead to prob­lems with the device. Also, the rea­son may be hid­den behind the cur­tain — Screen Cur­tain.
Dis­abling these fea­tures is anoth­er fair­ly easy way to trou­bleshoot. What and how to do — in the table.

See also: Lis­ten­ing watch­es for chil­dren: fea­tures and 4 mod­els for dif­fer­ent ages

  turn off voiceover

Using Tenorshare ReiBoot

Worth a try if the meth­ods list­ed above did­n’t work. The soft­ware was cre­at­ed for iPhones and watch­es of the com­pa­ny. The soft­ware is avail­able in ver­sions com­pat­i­ble with Win­dows and Mac oper­at­ing sys­tems.

To solve the prob­lem, you need:

  1. Down­load, install and run the soft­ware on your com­put­er.
  2. Con­nect smart watch to PC.
  3. Click “Enter Recov­ery Mode”.
  4. Wait for the iTunes icon to appear on Apple Watch.
  5. Click “Exit Recov­ery Mode”.
  6. Launch device.

If these steps did not help, you need to recon­nect the gad­get to the com­put­er and do this:

  • Click on “Solve all iOS freezes”.
  • Select the “Restore Now” option.
  • Spec­i­fy the path to down­load the file and con­firm the action by click­ing “Down­load”.
  • Mark “Fix now”.

Note: after that, the Apple Watch will auto­mat­i­cal­ly start.

restore apple watch with tenorshare reiboot

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When Apple’s smart watch­es do not respond, you can try to bring them back to life using one of the above meth­ods. If all else fails, you should con­tact the work­shop.