No electronic gadget comes to you without having any problem, and Apple gadgets are also one of them. When you don’t find a way you always go for the last resort of ‘reset’ so that you can start using the smart gadget again. Even Snapchat Spectacles need a reset sometimes. Especially on iPhone and iPad, the ‘reset’ term has a broad meaning as there are many ways to reset those gadgets.

But, today we are going to talk about Apple Watch which thankfully has only two resets, one is a hard reset and the other is factory reset. As we mentioned above that just like any other Apple gadget at times Apple Watch too gets a freeze, crash or its screen goes black. One might also experience random errors as well.

How to Hard and Factory Reset Apple Watch

In such a scenario hard reset and factory resets are the main and only saviors for you. In this tutorial, we will learn how to process both the resets in a simple procedure.

How to Hard Reset the Apple Watch

Step #1. Take off your Apple Watch from your wrist.

Step #2. Press the Home (or digital crown) button and the side button at the same time.

Step #3. Continue doing Step #2 till you see a black screen.

Step #4. Let go both the buttons if you see your watch has started booting up.

If your Apple Watch has booted up after the process completed then your problem is solved. If it doesn’t boot up then wait to do another process before running towards Apple Store to fix it. This process is called Factory Reset.

How to Factory Reset the Apple Watch

Remember: Before you proceed further for this reset you must know that Factory Reset will erase all your existing data.

Step #1. Go to Settings → General → Reset

Step #2. Tap on ‘Erase All Content and Settings’ button.

Step #3. Enter your Passcode to proceed.

Step #4. Scroll down and confirm that you want to erase all your data.

Now your Apple Watch should turn back to ON and it is back in the mode when you bought it. Now you need to pair it with your iPhone again.


Both the hard reset and the factory reset the Apple Watch are the last resorts to make your watch working again. It is also a good way for you stop rushing to Apple Store time and again to solve every problem you face.

Were you also facing some problem and needed to know how you can get your Apple Watch back to life? If that was the case then we would love to know from you that how this tutorial has helped you in resolving your problem. Your feedback is welcomed here in the comments.