As someone who often uses Apple products, I expect the Apple Watch to have the least problems.
That’s because the device isn’t capable of performing many functions without the iPhone. Furthermore, you’re limited to features when it comes to the watch.
But in reality, the device capabilities stays small, but its problems continue to increase within the past couple of months. Since the release of watchOS 3, we have seen even more complaints than ever. Both from the firmware and hardware perspective.
Lucky for you, though, a lot of these common issues on your Apple Watch are really easy to fix. You will also notice that most issues all come down to similar tricks and solutions.
Before we dive into the resolutions, let’s take a look at the infographic below.
Apple Watch showing Black Screen
If a black screen is all you see right now then your Apple Watch is probably powered off. This can happen due to low battery.
In this case, the first thing you should do is press and hold the side button. This is called rebooting. If it gets on, it was simply turned off.
If that doesn’t work, try pressing and holding the side button and the digital crown for ten seconds. This will be addressed as hard restart further. If this works, it means your watch is low on battery and if it doesn’t, it has run out of battery.
Go charge your watch!
Nothing but time in green and digital format
If your Apple Watch is doing nothing except showing you time in green color and digital format, it is possibly on Power Reserve.
This mode is designed to save battery so that the watch can work for an extended period of time. As evident from your Watch’s size, it does not contain a very large battery and thus, conservation is necessary. To switch it to normal mode, reboot it.
Red lightning bolt with time in green
If this is what you’re observing on your watch, it’s telling you that your watch is in low battery. You will not be able to access main features and the only option you’re left with is to charge the watch.
It looks like a dead man talking
If your watch is blacked out, not showing anything but talking to you, the Voice Over is turned on. You can turn this off from your iPhone.
There are two reasons why your watch might not respond to your touches. First, hard restart may be in process. You can redo the hard restart by the process mentioned above and the Apple logo will appear.
If it does not work, you need to visit the Apple Store for a repair because some part of the watch hardware might be damaged.
Apple Watch stuck on Boot Loop
If your watch does not go beyond the boot loop or just gets stuck on the Apple logo, then hard restart will work. If it doesn’t, some boot files of the watchOS are corrupted. Apple Care is your last resort.
The majority of the errors and problems that users encountered while using their Apple Watch are fixable and does not require you to take it to a repair store. However, sometimes, if trying to restart the device or charging it overnight and still doesn’t resolve any issues then you must pay the Apple Store a visit.