The Apple Watch Does Not Turn On. How to Fix It?

The Apple Watch is a mini-computer on your wrist that helps you monitor your health, quickly respond to messages, unlock your iPhone, pay for purchases, and more. The first generation of Apple’s smartwatch was introduced in 2014. Since then, several global updates have already been released. However, their main functionality and appearance remain similar to each other.

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In this article, we have collected some useful tips to help repair the watch when it breaks. It often happens when the Apple Watch does not turn on.

That happens more often due to software errors. In most cases, this can be fixed. Read the article to the end and find out what to do if your Apple Watch does not turn on.

Five Reasons Why the Apple Watch Does Not Wake Up

Five reasons why the Apple Watch does not wake up on wrist raise or does not turn on at all:

  1. Discharged battery.
  2. System crash due to a failed update.
  3. Software freeze.
  4. Damaged battery.
  5. The power button does not work.

We have analyzed various causes of failure. Here are a few ways to solve the problems.

Make Sure the Battery is Sufficiently Charged

Charge the Apple Watch if it won’t turn on. The most common reason the Apple Watch may not turn on is that its battery is low. Apple is working to increase the battery life of its smartwatches, but they can last up to two days at best (the latest versions of the Apple Watch 6/7). Previous generations can last one day, so you should always be prepared for the device to run out of power.

Check to see if charging works if you’ve left the Apple Watch on charge but it still won’t turn on. The Apple Watch charging station cable may have broken. We recommend using original and certified Apple Watch chargers to avoid damaging your device.

Try Forcing a Restart of the Apple Watch

Often the watch stops responding to a wrist lift or turns on after a failed update. Recall if you recently installed an update. The watch may have run out of power or malfunctioned during the update. If this is the case, you should try rebooting your device and disconnecting the pair from your iPhone.

Try rebooting the Apple Watch

  1. Hold down the Digital Crown wheel and the power button;
  2. Hold it down until the watch reboots;
  3. When it restarts, you will see the Apple logo.

Try to Disconnect the Apple Watch from Pairing with your iPhone

  1. Go to the Watch app;
  2. Select your device;
  3. Select the “i” icon;
  4. Then click on “Unpair.”

Warning, this may cause loss of data and pre-installed apps!

Be Careful Of Mechanical Damage to the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch may not turn on because its battery is damaged. In such cases, the battery needs to be replaced immediately.

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Be sure to remove the Apple Watch from your wrist if you see that the battery is damaged and the integrity of the case is compromised. It may be dangerous to your health!

  • Do not attempt to remove some parts of the watch by yourself;
  • Do not disassemble the Apple Watch yourself;
  • Keep the watch away from small children;
  • Avoid contact with water;
  • Do not swim with the Apple Watch first series;
  • Do not try to turn the watch on or reset the watch if water has gotten into it or the case is damaged.


We have described several ways to turn on your Apple Watch if it does not turn on. If that doesn’t work, make sure the watch sounds mechanically. The power button can break if water gets inside the watch or if it falls from a great height. We recommend using a protective glass or a special cover for the case that protects it from damage. This will prevent mechanical damage and allow you to turn on the Apple Watch even if it stops working.

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