How To Turn On/Off Your Apple Watch, Force-Restart It For Troubleshooting

Do you want to know how to turn on/off your Apple Watch, force-restart it, or troubleshoot it? If yes, then this article is going to answer all the questions.

In these past few years, smartwatches have become very popular and useful in the world. Unlike ordinary watches that are only able to tell the time and nothing more, smartwatches have been able to do more than that.

One of the most popular smartwatch series in the world is the Apple Watch series. Not only is the Apple Watch able to tell the time, but it can be used to listen to music, track your sleep, check your heart rate, and a whole lot of other amazing stuff.

Just like all electronic devices, the Apple Watch needs to be put to rest at a point in time. Although the Apple Watch doesn’t need to put off regularly, knowing how to put it off is very helpful, and can be equally useful when the need arises.

Also, there might be a problem with some apps on your Apple Watch that you might need to troubleshoot. Therefore, you need to know how to do this beforehand so that you will be informed should incase, such a thing happens to your Apple Watch.

In this article, I am going to show you how to turn on/off your Apple Watch, force-restart it for troubleshooting. So enough of the plenty talk, let’s jump right into it.

How To Turn Off Your Apple Watch

Press and hold the side button until the three (3) sliders option appear on the screen of your Apple Watch. The options are POWER OFF, MEDICAL ID, EMERGENCY SOS.

Swipe the POWER OFF button to the right to turn off your Apple Watch.

NOTE: You cannot turn off your Apple Watch while it is still charging. To put it off, you must first of all disconnect the charger from your Watch before you put it off.

How To On Your Apple Watch

To turn on your Apple Watch, all you need to do is to press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears on your Apple Watch’s screen.

Once you turn on your Apple Watch, it may take some time before the Watch will be fully turned on. Once it does, you will be prompted to enter your passcode (if you have any).

How To Force-Restart Your Apple Watch

On some occasions, the Apple Watch may be facing some difficulties in the updates or some of the apps. This is usually displayed by an Apple logo and a progress wheel below it.

When this happens, you need to force restart your Apple Watch. To force restart your Apple Watch;

Press and hold the side button and the Digital Crown simultaneously.

As soon you see the Apple logo, release both buttons.

Apart from turning on and off your Apple Watch, you need to know some other important stuff about the Apple Watch.  Below are some of them.

How To Wake Your Apple Watch Display

Once you turn on your Apple Watch, you may need to use it to do something. To do this, you need to wake your Apple Watch’s display. There are several ways you can do that and below are some of them.

Raise your wrist like you are watching the time. Due to the available sensors in the Watch, it will pick up the movement and turn it on.

Tap the screen of the Watch or you can press the Digital Crown.

For Apple Watch Series 2 and above, you can turn the Digital Crown upwards and you will see the display glowing gradually.


The Apple Watch is one of (if not) the best smartwatches that has ever been made in the world. Most of the other smartwatches in the world try and mimic the Apple Watch.

As compared to the other types of smartwatches, the Apple Watch is relatively expensive. But if you compare the features of the Apple Watch the others, then you will realize that it is worth that amount.

I hope this article was helpful? If you have any questions concerning this article, feel free to write it in the comments and I will attend to you as soon as possible.

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