How to Restart an Apple Watch

Want to restart your Apple Watch but are unsure how to do it? Here is the simplest method for restarting your Apple Watch. Restarting the system might occasionally be the quickest approach to have everything operating as it should. Restarting your Apple Watch may be the answer if it’s acting up or just seems to be operating a bit slower than normal.

Fortunately, resetting your Apple Watch is really easy and just requires a few simple actions. To learn how to restart your Apple Watch, continue reading.

What We Used

We utilised an Apple Watch 6 connected to an iPhone 13 Pro running iOS 15 and WatchOS 8.

How to Restart an Apple Watch

Step 1: Press the Digital Crown and the side button at the same time. To start the process, hold the Digital Crown button and the side button on your Apple Watch at the same time. This method will not work if you are only holding down one button, you need to make sure that you are using both.


Step 2: Press Down for Up to 10 Seconds. Make sure you hold down both buttons for at least ten seconds, though you will know when the Apple Watch restarts as the screen will go black.


Step 3: Wait for your Apple Watch to Turn Back on. Once your Apple Watch’s display has turned black and the Apple logo appears on the screen, your Apple Watch is in the process of restarting. Wait for this process to finish and for your Watch to turn back on, this should not take long and should be no longer than one minute.

How to restart an Apple Watch ?

1. Press the Digital Crown and the side button at the same time
2. Press down for up to 10 seconds
3. Wait for your Apple Watch to turn back on

Can you restart an Apple Watch via an iPhone ?

No, you cannot restart your Apple Watch using the iPhone that it is paired to, you can only reset it using the Watch itself.

Does restarting my Apple Watch delete everything that is on it ?

No, unlike resetting your Apple Watch, there is no danger of losing all of your data or content from your Apple Watch when you reset it. However, we do not suggest that you force reset your Apple Watch too often and only do it when it is necessary.

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