How to Turn Off the Apple Watch

While the Apple Watch has many of the characteristics of a normal watch, it also has much in common with a computer. So if you find that it is not behaving properly, or that you are troubleshooting an issue that requires you to restart the Apple Watch, then you will need to know how to turn it off.

If you are familiar with how to turn off your iPhone or iPad, then the method for turning off the Apple Watch should seem pretty familiar. Our guide below will show you how to power down your Apple Watch using a short series of steps that all occur directly on the watch.


How to Shut Off Your Apple Watch

The steps below were performed on an Apple Watch 2, in Watch OS 3.0.

Step 1: Press and hold the button on the side of the Apple Watch. You will need to hold it down for a few seconds.

press anbd hold the side button to turn off apple watch



Step 2: Drag the power icon to the right of the slider until the device screen turns black.

how to turn off the apple watch



You can turn the Apple Watch back on later by pressing and holding the same side button that you used in Step 1. Note that it can take several minutes for the watch to restart and re-sync with your iPhone.

press the same button to turn the watch back on



Do you find that some of the automated reminders from your Apple Watch are disruptive or unnecessary? Many of them can be modified or disabled entirely. For example, you can turn off the stand reminders that appear every hour. newsletter

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