Apple Watch: Recovering a bootlooping Apple Watch

For various reasons, your Apple Watch could become stuck in the Apple logo. If you're experiencing a software issue.
Then, we have solutions to your issue.

Follow this article till the very end to know how…

Why is the Apple Watch stuck at the Apple Logo?

Before exploring possible options and methods to troubleshoot the watchOS device, we should first look at the possible causes that could be the cause of the issue.

First, the issue may result from a failed software update. Another cause of this issue could be the result of clogged storage.

Other than these two prominent suspects, a simple software issue could be the reason behind your Apple Watch being locked with an Apple logo.

After considering all possible causes, we've compiled a list of solutions to solve the issue.

1. Restart the Watch

A Force Restart is a step beyond resetting your watch by turning it off and then on again.

If the watch has stuck to your Apple logo, hard reboot it by holding the side button and the digital crown together. When you've seen the Apple logo appear again on the display, you can put the buttons down.

Give the watch an hour to start up and turn on as normal.

2. Make use of Find My Apple Watch to unlock it

Sometimes, this simple technique to use this feature works. The "Find My" feature can unfreeze an unmoved watch screen. Here's how:

  • Start the Watch app on an iPhone and then tap My Watch.
  • Press all the watches starting at the top left.
  • Click "I" next to your watch's name.
  • Next, click on "Find My Apple Watch." Find My Watch will then open. The Find My app will open immediately. Log in if you're asked to.

  • Choose your Apple Watch from the list of devices, should you need it. Tap on "Play Sound." This will launch the Watch from the "stuck" Apple logo screen. If not, then try playing the sound again a few times.
  • To ensure that your Apple Watch does not get stuck in the Apple logo in the future, check out the solutions below.

3. Unpair your Apple Watch and pair it with a new device

When the Watch is no longer pinned to the Apple logo, it's an ideal idea to remove it, and then pair it back. This could help avoid similar issues shortly.

4. Update to the most up-to-date version of watchOS

Each time a software update is released, Apple tries to fix existing issues and introduce new features. If you're experiencing frequent problems with the Apple Watch, make sure you're running the most current version of watchOS.

You can update directly from your watch by following these instructions.

  • Go to the Watch app on the iPhone and click "My Watch."
  • Click on "General-Software Update."

5. Factory reset your Apple Watch

This process can be time-consuming, but it can solve several issues. After you reset your factory settings on the Apple Watch, its data will be deleted and restored to the default settings.

All music, app pictures, settings, and other apps will be removed and reset to their default settings. Here's how to factory reset the Apple Watch:

  • Hold the Digital Crown and click Settings-General.
  • Now, click on Reset-Erase All Content and Settings.

  • Input your watch passcode. If you are prompted, verify your action.
  • Once the erase is completed, you can set up your watch as new.


If you're unable to fix the issue that has left your Apple Watch stuck with the Apple logo, there's an excellent chance that the issue could be caused by the hardware. In this case, you should take your watch to a reputable Apple Watch repair center.

And, that’s how you can recover your boot looping Apple Watch.

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