Lock, Unlock and Restart Apple Watch

Each time the owner removes Apple Watch from his or her wrist, the device locks automatically. Thus nobody cannot access the data or use Apple Watch. The watch can’t be used for any purpose other than telling the time.

Lock, Unlock and Restart Apple Watch

Lock Apple Watch

You can, however, lock your Apple Watch at any time, even when you wear it on your wrist. But you’ll need the passcode to unlock it! Note then when Apple Watch is locked, all notifications you receive go to iPhone.

How to Lock and Unlock Apple Watch:

  • Lift the wrist to wake the watch.
  • Press and hold the side button.
  • When you see the Power screen, swipe Lock Device icon to the right. Apple Watch will lock and you’ll see the┬áLock icon at the top of the display.
  • When you decide to unlock the device, tap the screen, and you’ll see Enter Passcode screen.
  • Tap your passcode on Enter Passcode screen, and the watch face will appear

Restart Apple Watch

Apple Watch should go running smoothly for many weeks and months. Sometimes, the owner will need to restart the device to resolve problems with software, slowdowns, etc.

Restarting Apple Watch will close all the applications that are running, so the device should be working at full speed when restarted.

How to Restart Apple Watch:

  • Press and hold the side button.
  • As soon as the Power screen appears, tap Power Off and slide it to the right to power the device off.
  • Press and hold the side button again.
  • When the Apple logo appears on the screen, release the side button.
  • The watch face appears, locked.
  • Tap the watch face.
  • When you see Enter Passcode Screen, type the passcode to unlock the Apple Watch and resume using it.


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