Apple Watch doesn t turn on when wrist is raised
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.
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.
Notifications don’t appear on Apple Watch
You’re used to seeing and checking notifications on your iPhone, and they’llcontinue to appear there when your iPhone is unlocked, but when it’s locked orasleep you should get those notifications on your Apple Watch. If you’rewondering why you aren’t getting notifications on your Apple Watch, it’sprobably because your Apple Watch is locked, Do Not Disturb is enabled orWrist Detection is off.
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.
Make Sure Settings Aren’t Preventing Your Apple Watch Being Paired
It is not always a software glitch or hardware failure that causes your AppleWatch to unpair from your iPhone. An Apple Watch not connecting to the iPhonemay be caused by something as simple as a setting on your watch or on thephone, so we’ll take a look at a few of these that can cause problems.Apple, Inc. * Airplane mode on the Apple Watch — Airplane mode shuts down all communication, which includes the ability for the Apple Watch to pair with the iPhone. Open the Apple Watch’s control panel by sliding up on the clock face screen. If Airplane mode is on, the Airplane button at the top of the control panel will be highlighted in orange. Simply tap it to turn Airplane mode off. Your Apple Watch should connect shortly after turning it off. * Airplane mode on the iPhone — This acts the same as on the watch; it prevents all communication. You can access the control panel on an iPhone by swiping up from the very bottom of the iPhone’s display where the bezel meets the edge of the screen. The button for Airplane mode is at the upper-right corner of the screen, and as with the watch, it will be highlighted in orange if activated. * Bluetooth on the iPhone — Bluetooth is essential to pairing an iPhone and an Apple Watch. You can also check the Bluetooth settings via the iPhone’s control panel. Bluetooth is in the same square as Airplane Mode in the lower right corner of the square (in your iPhone’s Control Center). If it is off, the Bluetooth button will be highlighted in white. Tap it to turn it back on and your Apple Watch should pair within a few moments.
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.
Reboot Your Apple Watch If It Still Isn’t Pairing
While you can do these two steps in any order, generally it is better toreboot the iPhone and then reboot the Apple Watch. This helps ensure there areno lingering problems on the iPhone when the watch boots up. 1. First, hold down the button on the Apple Watch just below the crown. 2. When prompted, slide the Power Off button to the right. Apple, inc. 3. After the display is dark for a few seconds, click the digital crown to power the Apple Watch on again. The Apple logo should immediately appear on the screen. If not, wait a few more seconds and click the button again. Rebooting the devices should solve most problems when your Apple Watch won’tpair. If you are still having problems, it is time to dive into some deepertroubleshooting steps.
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.
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.