5 Reset iPhone Network Settings
Reset Apple Watch Settings
We wrote an article on how to hard reset and factory reset your Apple Watch.So far, I think putting the device back to its factory settings seems veryhelpful.To do so on your Apple Watch: 1. On your watch, open the Settings app 2. Go to the General > Reset 3. Then tap Erase All Content and SettingsNote: You should backup your device before resetting.
Reboot Your iPhone If Your Apple Watch Won’t Pair
Now that we’ve checked some of the basic settings, we’ll fall back on theoldest troubleshooting step in the book: rebooting the device. If your AppleWatch won’t pair, there may very well be a problem on the iPhone side of theequation. A quick reboot may help you get back up and running in no time. 1. Hold down the Sleep/Wake button on the iPhone until the slide to power off button appears. (Alternatively, you can launch the Settings app, choose General and then select Shut Down from the bottom of the general settings). 2. After you slide the button to the right, the iPhone will power down. 3. Once it has been powered down for several seconds, hold down the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears on the screen. 4. When your iPhone finishes booting up, check your Apple Watch connection.
2. Check your Apple Watch and iPhone Settings.
Apple Watch and iPhone communicate with each other via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Itmight be the case that these settings are accidentally disabled in either ofthe devices. Run a thorough check to see if this is the culprit behind theApple Watch, not pairing.Airplane mode on Apple Watch – The mode disables all communications. Bring upthe Control Centre and check if the Airplane icon is highlighted in orange. Ifyes, turn it off to re-establish the connection between your watch and iPhone.WiFi on Apple Watch – When the WiFi icon in the Control Center is blue, thewatch is connected to a network. In case your Apple Watch is not connected,tap on that WiFi symbol and initiate pairing with the iPhone.Airplane mode on iPhone – Access the Control Center on your iPhone and see ifthe Airplane icon is orange; disable Airplane mode if it’s active.Bluetooth on iPhone – An essential tool for pairing Apple Watch and iPhone.Ensure that the Bluetooth icon in the Control Center is highlighted in blue.Note: Sometimes, a simple reset of these network settings could resolve thepairing issue. Before we move on, turn the Airplane Mode On and Off on bothiPhone and Apple Watch to see if the connection is established.
3. Restart your iPhone and Apple Watch
Now that all the necessary checks are done, it’s time for the most commontroubleshooting trick, restart. Force restart your iPhone and reboot yourApple Watch to reset and probably remove the glitch that might be stopping thedevices from pairing.
5. Reset iPhone Network Settings
iPhone usually stores all the information about connected networks for asmoother reconnection next time. However, this data could get corrupted attimes preventing the Apple Watch from connecting to iPhone.It is wise to note that this action will also erase all your networkpasswords. So first, save all those passwords in the Notes app and then ResetNetwork Settings on your iPhone. 1. Launch Settings and tap on General on your iPhone. 2. Scroll down and tap on Reset from the bottom. 3. Here, select Reset Network Settings and enter your lock screen passcode to complete the process.Probably, when you reconnect your iPhone to the network, your Apple Watchmight not face any trouble pairing with the phone.
6. Reset Your Apple Watch
Facing the issue still? Then it’s time to go for the nuclear option,completely reset your Apple Watch, and reconnect it to your iPhone. There aretwo methods to reset your smartwatch:
Directly Reset Apple Watch
1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch and tap on General. 2. Scroll down and select Reset. 3. Now, tap on Erase All Content and Settings. 4. Finally, tap on Erase All to confirm the action.
Reset Your Apple Watch from iPhone
1. Open the Watch app on the iPhone and tap on the My Watch tab from the bottom menu. 2. Tap on General and then Reset. 3. Select Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings and then tap on it again to confirm the action. Enter the password if prompted.Once your Apple Watch is restored to factory default settings, set up thewatch again. Hopefully, the pairing issue is finally resolved. If none of thesolutions not works, you will have to contact Apple Support and rely on themto resolve the issue.Signing offWhile Apple has introduced Family Setup, which enables pairing multiple AppleWatches to one iPhone, you still need an iPhone! As long as this dependence isthere, you need to pair your watch with the phone for various reasons.And if a pairing issue arises, you can fix that with our troubleshootingguide. So keep this page bookmarked for future references as well.You may also like to read these:Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye fornews, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products.During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to shareside-splitting contents on social media.The Most Common Apple Watch Problems, and How to Fix ThemThe Apple Watch remains one of the bestselling smart devices on the market,but even a king can have a bad day. We’ve taken a deep dive through forums,comments, and other online opinions on a host of issues, glitches, andeveryday annoyances to put together a comprehensive list of the most commonApple Watch problems.If you’ve been suffering, don’t let that Apple Watch wind you up — we’ve gotworkarounds and possible fixes for you to try. Once you’ve dealt with those,take a gander at our roundup of Apple Watch tips and tricks.
Apple Watch doesn’t turn on when wrist is raised
One of our readers, Sarah, kindly contacted us to explain this issue and howto fix it, and there’s also a discussion of this one in the Apple supportforum. The issue is that the Apple Watch screen is not coming to life as itusually does when people raise their wrist or do a flicking motion with it.
1. Check Apple Watch Control Center
First off, you should double check that your Apple Watch is in fact, notconnected with an iPhone. To do this, open the Control Center on your watch.If you see ‘Disconnected’ written on the top, or an image of a red iPhone witha diagonal line going through it, your Apple Watch isn’t connected to youriPhone.By the way, if you’re confused about all these icons, you should check out ourdetailed guide to Apple Watch icon meanings.
6. Reset iPhone Network Settings
If you’re still unable to get a connection between the Apple Watch and theiPhone, it might be because of an issue with the network settings. Resettingyour iPhone’s network settings might help. * To reset your network settings on your iPhone, launch the Settings app and tap on General. Here, tap on Reset. * Tap on Reset Network Settings and enter your passcode.
7. Reset Apple Watch
After all that, if your Apple Watch still isn’t connecting with your iPhone,it’s time to reset and unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone and then redothe whole pairing process. Consider this a last resort; more often than not,one of the steps mentioned above will fix connectivity issues between yourApple Watch and your iPhone.