The term reset is very broad to me when it comes to the iPhone and iPad. If you’re an avid iOS user, you know we have multiple ways of resetting an iPhone and things like soft reset, DFU mode, and recovery mode.
Same thing with the Apple Watch. But for this device, it’s a bit easier since there are only two ways:
- Hard Reset
- Factory Reset
This is when hard, and factory reset comes in to save the day. In this tutorial, we will show you how to hard reset your Apple Watch. If you still experience the same problem, we’ll also show you how to factory reset your watch as well.
How to Hard Reset The Apple Watch
- Remove the watch off your wrist
- Now press the Digital Crown or known as the home button and the side button at the same time
- Keep pressing until you see a black screen
Let go of both buttons, and you will see the watch start booting up. Lucky you, the problem should disappear by now.
Most people were able to resolve a lot of minor and some major problems on their Apple Watch using the hard reset method.
If for some reasons, you continue to have the issue, we suggest you take it to a repair store or official Apple Store so their support team can take a look at it.
But wait…there’s still hope.
Now that hard reset is no longer our option let’s go to the last and most efficient solution: factory reset. Please keep in mind that using this method will wipe out all of your data including apps and documents.
How to Factory Reset an Apple Watch
- On your watch, go to Settings > General > Reset
- Tap on ‘Erase All Content and Settings’
- Enter the Passcode of your watch to proceed
Scroll down and confirm that you want to erase all data from the device.
After awhile, the Apple Watch should turn back on. Eventually, the device now appears as a brand new, and you will have to pair it with your iPhone again.