If your Apple Watch locks up, it''s easy to hard reset it if the screen locks up and the process only takes a few seconds.
If your Apple Watch, Apple Watch 3, Apple Watch 4, Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch 6, Apple Watch 7, Apple Watch 8, or Apple Watch Ultra are suddenly wont respond to touches and swipes, then the first thing you should do is a simple reboot. Often, restarting the watch will fix the issue.
If your Apple Watch continues to lock up and freeze following the switch, you''ll want to have a force restart or hard reset. This is an easy process that only takes a few seconds. It will not effected your Apple Watchs data. It simply restarts the device.
If youve owned an Apple Watch for a while, you may know how to restart the device while its running normally. If you dont this week, here''s a quick suggestion:
Move on to the steps below if this does not work.
How to Hard Reset Apple Watch
You have to do two things to force a restart of an Apple Watch.
These two buttons are required to press and hold them to a minimum. The Apple Watch is reimagined as soon as possible.
If your Apple Watch reboots, you will be required to enter your passcode. Make sure you have it handy before you begin the process.
If you forget your passcode, you will need to erase the device via the Watch app on your iPhone and restore it from a backup.
It should not be suspended on a regular basis on your Apple Watch. It may be helpful to check out other improvements such as updating its software, updating your iPhone to the latest iOS version, or setting it up from scratch again.
If the Apple Watch freezes, you''ll need to get in touch with Apple support and see if they have a remedy.