How to Fix an Apple Watch That Won’t Turn On

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Are you having trouble with your Apple Watch? Are you seeing the Apple logo flash on and off when you try to turn it on? Don’t worry, as this is a common issue and thre are several steps you can take in order to fix this problem.

The first step is to fully charge your Apple Watch. Connect the watch to its magnetic charging cable or the magnetic charging dock and let it charge for at least two hours. If your watch still won’t restart, place it back on the charger and press and hold down the side button until you see the Apple logo.

If that doesn’t work, try force restarting your watch by pressing and holding down both buttons for more than 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo again. This should allow your watch to start up normally. Be sure to give it a few minutes before attempting to use it.

It’s important to note that while restarting or force restarting your watch may help resolve some issues, not all problems can be solved using thee methods. If you continue to have problems with your watch after trying these steps, contact Apple Support for more help or take it into an Apple Store for further assistance.

We hope this blog post was helpful in resolving any issues you may be having with your Apple Watch. If you have any questions or would like additional information aout troubleshooting your Apple Watch, please feel free to reach out!

Troubleshooting a Blinking Apple Watch

If your Apple Watch is just blinking the Apple logo, it could be an indication of a software issue. To troubleshoot this issue, you should first try to force restart your Watch. To do this, press and hold both the Digital Crown and the side button at the same time until the Apple logo appears on the screen (about 10 seconds). If this does not work, connect your Apple Watch to its magnetic charging cable or the magnetic charging dock and let it charge for at least 30 minutes. After it has finished charging, try to power on your Watch again. If that still doesn’t work, it miht be a good idea to contact Apple Support for further assistance.

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Troubleshooting a Non-Responsive Apple Watch

If your Apple Watch won’t force restart, it could be a sign of a deeper issue. First, make sure that your watch has eough charge; try charging it for at least two hours. If the watch still won’t restart, place it on its charger and try restarting it by pressing and holding the side button until you see the Apple logo. If this still doesn’t work, you can force restart it again by pressing and holding both buttons for more than 10 seconds. If this still doesn’t work, it is likely that there is an issue with the hardware or software and you should take your watch to an Apple store or authorized service provider for help.

Troubleshooting an Apple Watch Stuck on the Apple Logo

Your Apple Watch may be stuck on the Apple logo if it is having trouble booting up. This cold be caused by a software issue, such as an outdated version of the operating system, or a hardware issue, such as a drained battery. If you’ve recently updated your watch, it could also be due to an incomplete download or installation of the update. In any case, force restarting your watch can help get it back up and running again.

The Causes of Apple Watch Malfunctioning

Your Apple Watch’s battery life can be affected by a variety of factors. Unused apps that are running in the background can be a significant drain on your battery. Other factors such as having too many notifications, using location services, or having your screen brightness set too high can also contribute to decreased battery life. To maximize your battery life, it’s important to keep an eye on whch apps you have installed and delete any apps that you don’t use regularly. Additionally, you should manage your notifications so they only appear when necessary, turn off location services for any unnecessary apps, and lower the brightness of your screen when possible.

Forcing an Apple Watch to Turn On

To force your Apple Watch to turn on, press and hold the side button until the Apple logo apears in the middle of the screen. You may need to wait a few moments for the Watch to fully boot up, but once it does, you’ll see the Watch face. If your Apple Watch isn’t responding, you may need to connect it to its charger for at least an hour before attempting to turn it on again.

Troubleshooting an Unresponsive Apple Watch

It’s possble that the battery may have run out of charge, so try plugging in your Apple Watch to a power source using the Apple Magnetic Charging Cable or USB-C Magnetic Fast Charging Cable and a USB Power Adapter. Make sure that you plug the cable all the way into the adapter and then plug it into a power outlet. If your watch still won’t turn on, try force restarting it by pressing and holding both the side button and Digital Crown for at least 10 seconds. If this doesn’t work, contact Apple Support for further assistance.

How Long Does It Take for a Dead Apple Watch to Boot Up?

It typically takes betwen 1 and 2 hours for a dead Apple Watch to turn on, depending on the battery level. To ensure that the battery is sufficiently charged for the watch to turn on, it’s best to leave it on the charger for at least 2 hours. After that time, the watch should automatically start up once it’s powered up.


In conclusion, the Apple Watch is a powerful and versatile device that can do many things. It has a variety of features such as tracking your health and fitness, allowing you to access apps and notifications, and making calls and sending messages. The battery life is decent, howevr it may need to be charged regularly depending on how much use it gets. Additionally, if the watch stops responding or won’t start up, it may be necessary to force restart it or charge it for at least two hours. All in all, the Apple Watch has many great features and can be an extremely useful tool for staying connected and tracking your health.

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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.