How to Fix Apple Watch Series 1 Touchscreen Issues

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Are you experiencing issues with your Apple Watch Series 1’s touch screen not working? Don’t worry, you are not alone! Over the past few months, many users have reported issues with their Apple Watch Series 1 touch screens not responding correctly.

In this blog post, we will be discussing possible causes of the issue and how to troubleshoot them. We will also be discussing how to use the safe mode feature on your device to help identify and fix any potential problems.

So let’s get started! First off, let’s look at what can cause your Apple Watch Series 1 touch screen not to work properly. The most common cause is dirt, grease or oil on the surface of the watch which can prevent it from accurately sensing your finger presses. Another potential cause could be that you are wearing gloves that are not touchscreen friendly. Finally, if you have a screen protector or case for your device that is incompatible with it, this could also be causing problems with the touch screen as well.

If you think any of these might be causing your issue, then there are a few steps you can take to try and fix it. Firstly, press your phone’s power button for about 30 seconds until it restarts. When the screen appears again, tap ‘Restart’. This should clear away any dirt or debris on the surface of the watch which may have been preventing it from functioning correctly.

If restarting does not solve the problem then you may need to enter safe mode in order to identify and fix any technical bugs or pairing issues that could be causing problems with your device’s touch screen functionality. To enter safe mode on an Apple Watch Series 1 simply press and hold both side buttons util you see a power off slider appear on the display; slide this slider from left to right and wait for the device to reboot into safe mode. Once here you can try swiping up on the watch face as normal; if this works then great! If however it doesn’t then you may need to unpair and re-pair your Apple Watch with its connected iPhone in order to restore its upward swipe functionality again.

We hope this blog post has helped shed some light on why your Apple Watch Series 1 touch screen may not be working correctly and how to fix it! If none of these steps worked for you then we recommend gettig in contact with an official Apple support advisor as they will be able to provide further assistance in solving any technical issues with your device.

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Troubleshooting Apple Watch Touch Responsiveness Issues

There are several possible reasons why your Apple Watch is not responding to touch. First, it’s important to make sure that the screen is clean and dry. Dirt, oil, and moisture can interfere with the touchscreen’s ability to detect your touch. If your hands are dirty, wet, or sticky, you may need to wash and dry them before usig the watch again. Additionally, make sure that you’re not wearing gloves that are not touchscreen friendly. Finally, check your screen protector or case for compatibility with your device. If it is incompatible, then this could be preventing the touch sensor from working correctly.

Troubleshooting Apple Watch Swipe Up Issues

If your Apple Watch won’t let you swipe up, it could be due to a technical bug or a pairing issue. In order to restore the upward swipe on the watch, you shuld try rebooting it. If that doesn’t work, you can unpair it from your phone and re-pair it again. This should help resolve any issues with the upward swipe not working on your Apple Watch.

Unfreezing an Apple Watch

If your Apple Watch is frozen and unresponsive, you may need to force restart it. To do this, press and hold both the side button and Digital Crown for at least 10 seconds. The Apple logo sould appear after a few moments and your watch will be back to normal. If this doesn’t work, you may need to contact Apple Support for further assistance.

Using Swipe Gestures on a Watch

To get your watch to swipe up, you will need to touch and hold the bottom of the watch face. Wait for Control Center to show, then swipe up. This will allow you to access all of your watch’s features and settings. You can also use the Digital Crown (the round knob on the side of the watch) to scroll through options and select items.


The Apple Watch Series 1 is an excellent wearable device that offers a range of features to help you stay connected and informed. It has a high-quality display, is waterproof, and can pair with your iPhone or Apple device. With its intuitive interface and user-friendly controls, the Apple Watch Series 1 is an ideal choice for those who want to keep up with their daily activities in style. With its long battery life and support for a wide range of apps, the Apple Watch Series 1 is a must-have for anyone looing for an easy and reliable way to stay connected.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.