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How To Turn Off Apple Watch (Step-by-Step Guide)

Regarding turning on and off the Apple Watch, the process has changed in watchOS 9. You can always keep your watch on silent mode, but there are a few times when you just want your devices entirely off. If you are wondering how to completely turn off the Apple Watch for any series of Apple Watch, you are at the right place. In this article, you will learn how to turn on and off the Apple Watch. Be sure to remove the Apple Watch from charging before starting this process.

How To Turn Off Apple Watch – Summary

  1. How to turn off Apple Watch – watchOS 9 and later

Step-by-step guide on how to turn off the Apple Watch if you are on watchOS 9 or later.

  1. How to turn off Apple Watch – watchOS 8 and earlier

Step-by-step guide on how to turn off the Apple Watch if you are on watchOS 8 or earlier.

  1. How to turn on Apple Watch

A guide on how to turn on Apple Watch if your watch is turned off.

  1. How to force restart the Apple Watch

A guide on force restart of the Apple Watch in case it’s stuck. 

How To Turn Off Apple Watch – WatchOS 9 And Later

Here is a step-by-step guide on turning off Apple Watch for watchOS 9 or later:

Step 1: Press the side button of your watch until you see the power options.

Step 2: Select the power button on the top right-hand side of your watch screen.

Step 3: Slide the power slider right to shut down.

Your Apple Watch will turn off. 

How To Turn Off Apple Watch

How To Turn Off Apple Watch – WatchOS 8 And Earlier

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to turn off the Apple Watch for watchOS 8 and earlier:

Step 1: Press the side button of the Apple Watch until you see the power options. 

Step 2: Slide the power slider right to turn off the Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch will be turned off.

Power Off Apple Watch

How To Turn On The Apple Watch

You can turn on the Apple Watch just like any other Apple device. Press the side button of the Apple Watch till you see the Apple logo. 

How To Turn On The Apple Watch

How To Force Restart The Apple Watch

If the Apple Watch is stuck on a screen, it’s a good idea to force restart it to be able to start using it again. To force restart the Apple Watch, hold the crown and side buttons simultaneously until you see the Apple logo.

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Conclusion

Hopefully, this article has helped you turn the Apple Watch on and off. Turning off the Apple Watch for watchOS 8 is super easy. You have to press the side button and slide the power slider. However, you might not see the option to power off the watch in watchOS 9 for the first time. It’s because the power button now shows up on the top left-hand side when you press the side button.

FAQs

Which button turns my Apple Watch on and off completely?

The side button. You have to press the side button to see the power options.

What art the two buttons on the Apple Watch?

The two buttons on the Apple Watch are the crown and the side button. The crown can be used for scrolling, changing the volume, going to the home screen, etc. The side button is used for various functions like opening the dock, making payments, etc. 

Why won’t my Apple Watch turn off?

If the Apple Watch is not responding even when you try holding the side button, that means the Apple Watch is stuck or frozen. You will need to force restart it. Follow method 4 in this article to force restart the Apple Watch. 

Do Apple Watches automatically turn off?

No, the Apple Watch does not turn off automatically unless its battery is fully drained. 

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