Apple Watch® - Restart / Soft Reset

Note The steps below apply to the following models:

  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch Series 4

Restart Apple Watch
Force Apple Watch to Restart

Restart Apple Watch

  1. Press and hold the Side button until the sliders appear.
    Side button
  2. Drag the Power Off slider to the right.
    Note If your Apple Watch is connected to a charger, you won't be able to use the slider to power off; remove from the charger to power down.
  3. Once the Watch is turned off, hold down the Side button until the Apple logo appears.

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Force Apple Watch to Restart

Note If the Apple Watch won't turn off or if the problem continues, you may need to force the Apple Watch to restart. Do this only if you're unable to restart your Apple Watch.

Hold down the Side button and the Digital Crown at the same time (for at least 10 seconds) until the Apple logo appears.
Side and Digital Crown buttons

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Note For additional help, refer to: Apple Watch Support.

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