How to turn off Apple Watch, turn it on, and force restart it


If you just got yourself an Apple Watch, no matter the series, we can guarantee you are going to love it. Now is the time to learn all the essentials, and we are going to help you a bit. But don’t worry, you will figure it all out in a matter of days.

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How to turn on the Apple Watch

If your Apple Watch is turned on, press and hold the side button. Keep holding the button until you see the Apple logo on the screen. When the watch turns on, you will see the watch face on the screen.

How to turn off Apple Watch

If the needed to turn off the Apple Watch arises, here is how to do it. Press and hold the side button. Keep holding the button until you see the slider on the screen. Drag it to the right to turn off the watch.

How to force restart your Apple Watch

If you need to restart your Apple Watch, you can do it by turning it off then back on as we have shown above.

Sometimes, you may find yourself in a situation when the watch won’t respond to any of your commands, and if that’s the case, go for a force restart. To do that, press and hold the digital crown and the side button at the same time, and keep holding both for approximately 10 seconds. When the Apple logo appears on the screen, release the buttons.

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