How to Fix Apple Watch Monthly Challenge Not Working or Awarded

Not getting awarded for something you’ve tried extremely hard on is disappointing. In this case, I’m talking about completing the Monthly Challenge in your Apple Watch and you don’t get the award for your achievements.

Multiple users have reported an issue with the February Challenge on their Apple Watch where they were unable unlock the badge in their Achievements tab even though the task has been completed or surpassed the benchmark.

Problems with Apple Watch Activity Challenge

Each month, the Apple Watch will provide an activity for you to complete. This isn’t a one-day thing so don’t expect to earn your award right away.

So far, I’ve been asked to burn at least a certain amount of calories, close all activity rings within a certain time, and runs more than x amount of kms.

It’s definitely worth getting the Apple Watch since you’re motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle through programs like this. But the opposite effect can happen if you follow through with the challenge and your Apple Watch don’t award you with a badge for that specific month. Sometimes I felt like there is no point of completing these Monthly activity challenges if I don’t get my badge.

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If you’re having issues with the Monthly Challenge on your Apple Watch, try the following fixes below.

I didn’t get the award after completion

In February, I was tasked to average more than 30 minutes of exercise per day. I went overboard and averaged over 50 minutes per day. But guessed what? Once the challenge was over, it disappeared and I haven’t been awarded.

You may find yourself stuck in this situation as well. It could be another activity that you did but didn’t receive a badge for it.

Here is what you can do:

Solution 1: Update your iPhone and Apple Watch

If you haven’t update your iOS device and Apple Watch to the latest firmware yet, please do so. This can be found in the Settings app. Navigate to General > Software Update.

Once both devices are updated, check back to see if the award has been handed to you.

Solution 2: Restart your Apple Watch

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Sometimes this helped to troubleshoot basic issues on your watch. To restart the Apple Watch:

  1. Press and hold the side button until you see the Power Off slider.
  2. Drag the slider to the right.
  3. After your watch is off, press and hold the side button again until you see the Apple logo.

Head back into the Activity app to see if you received your badge.

Solution 3: Wait a few days

Being patience helps. Occasionally, it takes a few days for your badge to show up. Even Apple stated that it could take up to more than a week.

Solution 4: Are there syncing issues?

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  1. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app
  2. Go to General > Reset > Reset Sync Settings
  3. Wait a few minutes and check the Activity app for your badges

I hope that helped.

If you don’t receive your badge for completing the Monthly Challenge on your Apple Watch, please don’t give up. In most cases, the award will show up within the next couple of days after the challenge disappear.

Let me know which solution works for you.


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