Although your Apple Watch is limited in term of applications and widgets, these features can sometimes have freezing problems.
When an Apple Watch freezes, you will not be able to perform any action or use the entire device at all. There are multiple different kinds of states where your Apple Watch becomes unreliable.
Let’s break it down:
- When your Apple Watch doesn’t respond at all (the whole thing)
- When one of your application or feature start freezing
In this article, we will explain some of the problems that can lead to your watch being unresponsive or crash continuously. After that, you can learn some of the technique we usually perform to fix these issues.
Force an app to close on Apple Watch
- Press and hold the side button right below the Digital Crown
- Wait until the power down menu appears
- Let go of the button from Step 1
- Now repeat the process again by pressing and holding on the side button
The last step will help you force close an active application that were not being responsive.
Restart your Apple Watch
- Press and Hold on the side button like we did earlier
- The slider will appear on the screen, drag the Power Off slider to the right
- Turn your Apple Watch back on
If you are unable to close the application from your Apple Watch using the given methods above, here is another alternative solution.
How to Reboot an Apple Watch
- Hold down the Digital Crown and side button respectively
- Wait for the device to reboot
When following one of the methods above, you will be able to fix any unresponsiveness altogether on your Apple Watch. Be it a crashing problem, freezing, or when you see that the device is slowing down.
For those of you who updated to watchOS 3, you can kill any apps from the App Switcher. Similar to how you would do it on an iPhone. If something is not working properly, then close it from the system.