If you have ever considered purchasing an Apple Watch, we recommend you to do so. It’s a great product not just for telling time, but also for accomplishing many tasks. If you are an Apple user, you will love the seamless integration that it has with your other Apple products. But, of course, the Apple Watch isn’t perfect. If you purchase an Apple Watch, you can expect that there will be a few Apple Watch problems.
But you shouldn’t worry, many of these problems can be easily fixed. If you are worried about facing any problems with your Apple Watch, this guide will lay out the most common problems and how to fix them.
The Guide to The Most Common Apple Watch Problems
The first thing to do when you buy your Apple Watch is to set it up properly. Often, new Apple Watch users don’t set up their Apple Watch in the proper manner, and find that they have issues working with the watch.
If you already own an Apple Watch and it’s been damaged, make sure you take it for a repair.
Once it’s set up, here are the issues you may face and how to fix them:
1. Wake Screen
The wake screen is often disabled by default on an Apple Watch. As a result, many users panic thinking that their watch needs repair.
Enabling the wake screen is simple:
- Go to the Settings area and press General
- Select the ‘Wake Screen’ option
- Ensure that ‘Wake Screen on Wrist Raise’ is toggled on
As simple as that! If you have an iPhone and have connected your Apple Watch with the iPhone, you can also check the wake screen. From your iPhone’s General settings, go to Wake Screen and you can toggle the wake screen on wrist raise directly from there!
Some users complain that the Bluetooth connectivity on the Apple Watch with the iPhone isn’t always reliable. You should disable Bluetooth on your iPhone, wait for a few minutes, and then reactivate it. If this still doesn’t work, you might need to disconnect your iPhone and Apple Watch and then pair them again.
You might also find that your Apple Watch doesn’t sync well with Bluetooth headphones. Usually, you might have to turn off Bluetooth on your iPhone and make sure that the audio source is coming solely from your Apple Watch.
If you ever find that your Apple Watch is facing many glitches, bugs, or is behaving slowly, you might just need to update the software. If you neglect updating the software then your Apple Watch will likely malfunction more often.
Go to the Watch App on your iPhone. Select ‘Software Update’ to update the software. Make sure that your Apple Watch is connected to the charger while it’s updating. Updating might take a while so it’s best to do it overnight.
4. Sending Messages
One of the best advantages of an Apple Watch is that you can send messages, just as you would with your iPhone. If the sending messages option isn’t working there is a process you have to go through. The first thing is to always turn off the Apple Watch and wait a few minutes to turn it on again. This alone might solve the issue.
If it doesn’t, here’s what you need to do:
- Make sure that your iPhone and your Apple Watch are paired
- Make sure that both have a high battery or are connected to their respective chargers
- Go to the Watch App on your iPhone and navigate to General
- Select the ‘Apple ID’ option
- Make sure you have signed in to your Apple ID on your Apple Watch
If you weren’t signed in, all you have to do is sign in to start sending messages. If this doesn’t work, here’s the next option:
- Go to the Settings on your iPhone
- Select the ‘Messages’ option
- Go to ‘Send and Receive’ and select ‘Sign Out’
- Then, go to ‘Settings and Messages’
- Turn the iMessage option off
- After a few seconds, turn the iMessage option on again
- Navigate back to ‘Send and Receive’ and sign in to your Apple ID again
5. Battery Life
The battery life on an Apple Watch is excellent. But, even still, you might have a few issues here and there. You want to prolong your Apple Watch’s battery life as much as possible.
The simplest way is to turn on Power Saving Mode. This will conserve your battery by lowering your brightness, disabling battery-consuming services such as Siri, etc. This service does the work for you.
There are also ways to conserve battery life on your own. If you limit or disable notifications from your app, this will significantly prolong your battery life. You can also lower your brightness on your Apple Watch. If you hardly use Siri, you can disable the service altogether.
You can also turn off Bluetooth when you aren’t using it. You can also turn off the heart rate monitoring feature when you are not exercising. You also want to ensure that you don’t leave your Apple Watch charging when it has reached 100% battery life. You should never leave it charging overnight.
When your Apple Watch is not in use, you should turn it off. Keeping it off overnight is also ideal.
6. Charging Issues
If you find that your Apple Watch is not charging when connected to the charger, this is likely a hardware issue.
The first step is to turn off the watch. Then, you have to reset the watch. To do this, hold down the Digital Crown button and the side button at the same time. When the Apple logo appears you should be able to charge your Apple Watch without any issues.
Another option is to go to your iPhone and access the Apple Watch app. Go to General and then access the Reset option. Select ‘erase all content and settings’ and then set up your watch all over again.
Take Care of Your Apple Watch Problems
If your Apple Watch is facing any issues, make sure you address them as soon as possible. If you cannot make any changes yourself, then bring it in for a repair.
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