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Apple Watch Stuck on Apple Logo: 8 Proven Solutions to the Problem

Your Apple Watch could be stuck on the Apple logo for a variety of reasons. I do, however, have the solutions if the problems are caused by software errors.

Once your Apple Watch has passed the Apple logo, you can continue to use it normally. So, let us have a look at some of the troubleshooting strategies and approaches I employ whenever my Apple Watch is stuck on Apple logo.

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Part 1. Why is My Apple Watch Stuck on Apple Logo?

Let's take a look at the various causes of the problem before moving on to the viable techniques and methods for troubleshooting the watchOS device.

To begin with, the issue might be the result of a botched software update. Another factor that might cause this problem is congested storage. Aside from these two obvious causes, your Apple Watch might be stuck on the Apple logo due to a random software malfunction. I've come up with some remedies to the problem after considering all of the likely reasons.

Part 2. How to Solve Apple Watch Stuck on Apple Logo

2.1 Restart Apple Watch

When your Apple Watch is stuck, this is the easiest and most important thing you can do. To restart:

  • Drag the power off slider to the right by pressing the side button. The watch will be turned off as a result of this action.
  • To turn on your Apple Watch, tap the same side button after one minute. It could take up to 2 minutes for your Apple Watch to turn on.

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2.2 Force Restart the Apple Watch

If restarting your watch doesn't work, try forcing it to restart. Here’s how to do it:

  • For around 10 seconds, press and hold the side button and the Digital Crown together until the Apple logo displays.
  • Release the buttons when the Apple logo is displayed.
  • Allow the Watch to boot up and power on normally for a minute.

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2.3 Find My Watch

This includes forcing your Apple Watch to bypass the Apple logo screen by utilizing Find My Watch. Before you start:

  • Keep your iPhone and Apple Watch, both of which have the Apple logo adhered on them, physically near together.
  • Enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iPhone Settings. To double-check, visit the iOS Control Center and make sure both icons are blue.

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Then, to remove the frozen Apple logo from your Apple Watch, follow these steps:

  • Open the Watch app on the associated iPhone.
  • From the top left, select All Watches.
  • Next to your Apple Watch name, tap the info button.

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  • Tap Find My Apple Watch from here to launch the Find My app.
  • Tap Play Sound.

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  • Play Sound on frozen Apple Watch.

Playing sound via Find My Apple Watch should unfreeze the stuck Apple logo, and your watch should come out of this screen and start-up properly in a minute.

2.4 Turn Off VoiceOver on the Frozen Apple Watch

If the problem persists, you may want to try turning off VoiceOver on your frozen Apple Watch. Here’s how:

  • Make sure the Apple Watch is connected to the iPhone through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
  • On the iPhone, open the Apple Watch app and select Accessibility from the My Watch area.
  • Tap VoiceOver and make sure the VoiceOver and Screen Curtain toggles are both turned off.

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  • Return to the previous screen and tap the Accessibility shortcut from the bottom. From here, make sure none of the options have a checkmark.

2.5 Unpair Then Repair Your Apple Watch

Despite the fact that it is a time-consuming procedure, it will repair your Apple watch. You must first unpair your Apple Watch before following the procedures below to pair it.

  • Open your Watch app and tap the information icon next to your Apple watch's name.
  • Choose Unpair from the list of options.

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  • To turn on the Apple Watch, press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.
  • On your iPhone, launch the Apple Watch app and choose the option to connect a new watch when the pairing screen opens.
  • Adjust the iPhone position so that it appears in the Apple Watch app's viewfinder.
  • Select the option to set up on your own, then follow the onscreen instructions on your iPhone.

The Apple Watch will be repaired and available to use normally once it has been successfully linked.

2.6 Erase All Settings (DATA LOSS)

If you haven't been able to get your Apple Watch to work, it's time to reset it to factory defaults and remove all of the settings. To accomplish this, follow the instructions mentioned below.

  • Hold down the Side and Digital Crown buttons for roughly 10 seconds before releasing them after the Apple logo appears.
  • Wait a few seconds, then press and hold the Side button for about 20 seconds, releasing only when a request to wipe all settings and content appears.
  • Press the red button, then follow the on-screen directions to erase your Apple Watch.

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2.7 Update WatchOS of Apple Watch

If your Apple Watch isn't running the latest iOS version, you should upgrade it as soon as possible. Assuming your watch is connected to your iPhone, follow the steps below to update it.

  • Open My Watch on your iPhone.
  • Select General > Software Update from the menu bar.
  • Enter your passcodes if requested to proceed.

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The required update will be downloaded and installed, and the Apple Watch stuck on Apple logo will be removed.

2.8 Contact Apple Watch for Hardware Problems

If your Apple Watch is still stuck on the Apple logo, take your Apple Watch to an Apple Store or an Apple-authorized repair facility such as Apple Support or join Apple discussion communities for diagnosis and solutions to fix your Apple watch. However, it may take a long time for someone to react to you on the discussion communities.

Hopefully, Your Apple Watch is Back to Normal Now!

The Apple Watch, when used in conjunction with your iPhone, provides the convenience that you require; however, when the Apple Watch fails to function, it is disappointing; fortunately, the article has introduced you to the various methods that you can use to quickly fix the Apple watch being stuck at the Apple logo screen. I hope you were able to comfortably repair your Apple Watch. You should now have a fully functional Apple Watch.

Joan J. Mims

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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