6 Annoying Problems of Apple Watch and Their Fixes

Apple watch, as the most successful and useful smartwatch on the market, still has some common, annoying problems that frustrate their users. Some of them are systematical errors while others are common issues of Apple watch because of insufficiency of software and hardware. We listed 8 common issues of Apple watch and the ways to fix them. If you are suffering from one of those problems, this article may help you!


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1. Unresponsive Apple Watch

Why your Apple watch is unresponsive and how to fix it?

  1. Dirty hand and screen. Dirty hand and screen will affect the screen responsiveness. Check your finger and screen. Wash your hand and use a cloth to clean the screen.
  2. Apple watch has frozen. Restart and great majority problemswill be solved. If your watch has frozen, you can press and hold the Digital Crown and side button until you see the Apple logo to force a restart.
  3. Storage has beenfull. Full storage would hinder the watch operation. You can delete some unused apps when you are low on storage.
  4. Update Apple watch. You can update the Apple watch system to refresh. Many systematical issues can be solved by update.
  5. Long-time usage. Using the watch in a long time will heat the watch. It will make the watch stuck.

2. Digital Crown

The Digital Crown is a button that powers much of the Apple Watch’s menu navigation. Sometimes it is hard to rotate because of the dust and fine particles inside. You need to clear your whole watch by taking off your Apple watch band, putting the watch into warm water and drying it for 10 mins. If it doesn’t work, you can restart the watch or repair it.


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3. Black Screen

  1. First, please check if your watch has run out of battery.
  2. Second, you can reboot the watch then the problem may be fixed.
  3. Third, to check if you turn on the screen curtain, you can follow these steps on your watch: Setting> General> Accessibility> Vision menu> Screen Curtain

If it’s on, toggle the switch to turn the feature OFF. You can also access and manage your watch settings through its paired iPhone. It is the same with the steps on the watch.

After making necessary changes, reboot or force restart your Apple Watch. Then check if that changes your Apple Watch display.

4. Low Battery

It is a common issue with all Apple watch. The battery can only last 18 hours. You need to charge the watch frequently. It is a problem with hardware insufficiency so you can’t just simply fix it by a restart or in the setting. You can only turn on the power reserve mode, reduce the screen brightness and turn off anything you don’t need to slow down the speed of power consumption.

5. Apple Watch Cant Receive Notifications

  1. Apple watch doesn’t show up notifications when it’s locked. If you don’t get notifications on your watch, please check if you set up a password.
  2. Second, open the Control Center on your Apple Watch and ensure that DND mode is off.
  3. Check notification setting on your iPhone. You need to access the notification on your Apple watch then you can receive it.
  4. Unpair and pair the watch again


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6. Apple Watch Wont Connect to LTE

Many Apple watch users reflect they have trouble connecting to the cellular networks. Apple stated they would have solved this problem in the watch OS4 system and it solved the problem for some people indeed. But for the others, it didn’t help.

  1. You can update Apple watch software because outdated software may affect cellular connection. You can check for updates on your watch by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update.
  2. As we mentioned before, restart can solve great majority problems!
  3. Switch to airplane mode and turn it off after one minute.  
  4. Set up LTE plan again to see if those ways work.
  5. If all the ways above don’t work, you’d better contact Apple.


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6 common problems and their fixes of Apple watch are listed above. If you have the same trouble and find the article that helps you, please like us and share to your family and friend who has the same trouble! Adepoy has focused on Apple watch accessories for several years. Our mission is to help people express their fashion and fitness on wrist! Feel free to pick your favorite band from huge selection on our website!

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