How To Fix Apple Watch Stuck on Apple Logo

Apple Watch is one of the standout wearables on the market. The Cupertino firm is selling millions of units every year, surpassing its main rival – Android. Apple’s wearable line shines out there thanks to its range of functionality, design, and ability to work seamlessly with other Apple devices.

However, there is an exception to everything, and Apple Watch sometimes becomes a cause of annoyance. The Apple Watch stuck on the Apple logo is one of the most frequently asked questions in the Apple community. If you are one of those who the issue has hit, we will show you how to deal with it.

First, Why My Apple Watch Gets Stuck On Apple Logo

There are many reasons why your Apple Watch gets stuck on the Apple logo. But the main reason lies in a software issue which a patch can fix. However, some reports that the problem may occur after updating the latest watchOS firmware or connecting to an iPhone.

There are some cases where a hardware error causes your wearable to get stuck on the logo. If this is the case, the best shot is to bring your device to Apple and ask for support.

How To Fix Apple Watch Stuck On Apple Logo

Force restart the watch.

For those who may not know, your Apple Watch remains functional even if it gets stuck on the logo. This allows you to perform some tasks to get this fixed. Here is how.

Force Restart is one of the easiest ways to deal with any software issue. The process is straightforward, and you can quickly solve it with some simple steps below:

Step one: Press the side button and the Digital Crown button at the same time. Keep them pressed until you see the Apple logo again and let go of them.

Step two: If you do it correctly, the watch will start booting up and power on usually.

Use Find My Apple Watch

The Find My Apple Watch feature is not just about locating your wearable as it’s a bigger deal than you think. In this case, you can use a simple trick to unfreeze your stuck Apple Watch. Here is how.

Step one: Open the Watch app on your iPhone and hit My Watch

Step two: From here, tap All Watches and hit “i” next to your Watch name

Step three: Tap Find My Apple Watch from the list (you might be asked to log in). Now, select your watch and hit Play Sound. This will unfreeze the watch and remove the stuck logo screen.

Update to the latest watchOS

If none of the above solutions works for you, then try updating your watch. A new update usually comes with bug fixes and performance improvements. In this case, this can do the trick. Here is how.

Step one: Open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap My Watch

Step two: Select General from the list and hit Software Update

Step three: From here, check for any available updates.

  1. Factory Reset

If the problem persists, then the last hope for success is to perform a factory reset. Doing so will remove your data and default settings, meaning that you need to set up everything from scratch. This is not something we recommend to all users, but if you have exhausted all your possibilities, then it’s worth a try.

Step one: Press the Digital Crown button and hit Settings – > General

Step two: From here, hit the Reset button and select Erase All Content and Settings

Step three: You will be asked to enter the passcode before proceeding. Once the erase is complete, your watch will boot up as new.

That’s it! If none of the above methods work for you, then you should contact Apple Support or take it to an Apple Service center. Keep in mind that Apple warranty doesn’t cover damage caused by accidents or unauthorized modifications. 

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About S. Santos

I am a tech columnist and blogger by trade, but I'm also an avid tennis player. In my spare time, I enjoy reviewing gadgets and gizmos from the world of tech. A lot has changed in the field since I started out as a writer back in 2009, so it's always exciting to keep up with all that's new. To me, there's nothing quite like getting my hands on a brand-new gadget or piece of software for the first time -- it's like Christmas morning every day!

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