The Apple Watch is the most popular wearable smart device available right now and for good reason. It’s exceptionally well built and offers a lot of features. It is also extremely reliable, but a few users have reported that their Apple Watch stuck on Apple logo. If you are one of these users, then you will find this article helpful.
We are going to help you figure out why your Apple Watch is stuck on the Apple logo and we will also help you fix it. We urge you to try these fixes to save yourself a trip to the Genius Bar and potentially save some money. With that out of the way, let us get started.
- 1 Why Your Apple Watch Is Stuck on Apple Logo?
- 2 How To Fix Apple Watch Stuck On Apple Logo?
Why Your Apple Watch Is Stuck on Apple Logo?
Some users have reported that their watch simply doesn’t turn on and only shows them the Apple logo. Others have reported that the Watch restarts itself after displaying the Apple logo. There could be multiple possible reasons for this error.
Software error is the most likely culprit here. Software bugs are inevitable no matter how good or expensive a device is. fortunately, this can be repaired easily at home. These bugs can occur randomly after a long time of use or they can occur after a restart.
If your watch started displaying this behavior after taking a fall on the ground or after you took it out of a liquid, then the problem lies within the hardware. The Apple Watch is water-resistant and not waterproof. This means that light exposure to water is fine but if it’s been submerged for more than half an hour or so, then it will be damaged. Hardware problems cannot be fixed at home and you will have to take the device to an expert.
How To Fix Apple Watch Stuck On Apple Logo?
Now you know why this happened, we will tell you how to fix it. These methods are simple and require no tools (well maybe except for the last one). We recommend that you try the fixes one by one and stick to the order of this list.
Important note: Before trying any of these fixes know that the Apple Watch can take a while to turn on. If your Apple Watch stuck on Apple logo for more than several minutes, then you can go ahead with these fixes.
1. Use Find My Apple Watch
If your Apple device is connected to your iPhone or WiFi or cellular network, then turning this feature on can fix it (It just works, nobody knows why). This feature is used to find your Apple device if it’s lost. Just follow these simple instructions:
If It’s Connected To the iPhone
- Open the Find My app.
- Tap Devices and select your Watch.
- Select Play Sound.
If It’s Not Connected To the iPhone
- Go to iCloud.com.
- Log in with your AppleID and password.
- Click All Devices.
- Select your Watch.
- Click Play Sound.
2. Force Reset Your Apple Watch
Since you cannot do a normal restart on an Apple Watch stuck on Apple logo, you are going to have to force restart it. Apple recommends this method for an unresponsive watch. Follow these instructions to do a force restart.
- Press and hold the Side button and the digital crown.
- Hold for 10 seconds or until you see the Apple logo again.
3. Update Your Apple Watch
A bug in the software is usually fixed in the next update for the WatchOS. To update your Apple Watch, follow these simple steps:
- Keep your Watch on its charger and keep your iPhone close.
- Open the My Watch app.
- Tap My Watch.
- Tap General and then tap Software Update. If you have an update available, then it will be indicated.
- Download the update and enter the passcode when prompted.
- Wait for the update to be completed. this can take up to an hour.
4. Factory Reset Your Apple Watch
A factory reset will definitely fix the software issues on your Apple Watch. The watch will appear as if it’s new. All of your settings and data will be erased, but this is the best chance at fixing your Apple watch at this point.
- Open the My Watch App.
- Make sure that the Apple Watch and your iPhone are close together.
- Tap My Watch.
- Select your Watch.
- Tap the “i” icon and then tap Unpair Apple Watch.
- Confirm and this will factory reset your Apple Watch.
- Make sure that you don’t restore the previous backup while setting it up again.
5. Visit The Genius Bar
You have done all you can. If the Apple Watch is still stuck on the Apple logo, then taking it to the nearest Genius bar is all you can do. This is also applicable if you suspect hardware damage (fall damage, water damage, etc).
We have an article on how you can make a Genius bar appointment How to Make Genius Bar Appointment in 2 Minutes.
Now you know what to do if your Apple Watch is stuck on the Apple logo. I hope that you found this article informative and helpful. If you have any doubts or suggestions, please let us know in the comments section down below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.