Why won’t my Apple Watch turn on?

If your Apple Watch won’t turn on, it can be frustrating and concerning. Here are some common reasons why this might happen, and some troubleshooting steps you can try:

  1. Dead battery: If your Apple Watch has been sitting unused for a while, the battery may have drained completely. Charge the watch using the included magnetic charging cable and wait for it to charge to at least 10% before trying to turn it on.
  2. Power reserve mode: If your Apple Watch’s battery is very low, it may enter Power Reserve mode. In this mode, the watch displays only the time and a low-power icon, and all other features are disabled. To exit Power Reserve mode, charge the watch to at least 10% and then press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.
  3. Software issues: If your Apple Watch has a software issue, it may not turn on. To fix this, you can try resetting the watch by pressing and holding both the side button and Digital Crown for at least 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears. If this doesn’t work, you may need to unpair and then re-pair the watch with your iPhone.
  4. Hardware issues: If none of the above steps work, there may be a hardware issue with your Apple Watch. Contact Apple Support or make an appointment at an Apple Store or authorized service provider to have the watch checked for hardware problems.

In summary, if your Apple Watch won’t turn on, try charging it, exiting Power Reserve mode, resetting the watch, or unpairing and re-pairing it with your iPhone. If none of these steps work, it may be a hardware issue that requires professional attention.