Just like other devices, an Apple Watch's performance may at a times tend to lag around or get frozen as a result of one or more issues.
Restarting your Apple Watch may be considered the simplest way to get these issues solved. To establish and experience a better connection between your paired iPhone and Apple Watch, it's advisable to restart both devices.
Restart an Apple Watch
Apple Watch restart can only be done through the device itself. You only have to follow the instructions below to get it done:
Step 1: On your Apple Watch, press and hold the Side Button until the Slider appears.
Step 2: From the three options(Power Off, Medical ID, and Emergency Sos) that appear on the slider, choose the Power Off option and swipe the Power Off slider to the right.
Step 3: Wait for the Apple Watch to Switch off.
Step 4: Press and hold the Side Button until the Apple logo appears to power on the Apple Watch once again.
Force Restart your Apple Watch
Force restarting your Apple Watch will help you solve many issues in connection to lagging, freezing, or an application that is causing frequent crashes to your device. However, it should be considered as the last option. It is not possible to restart your Apple Watch through your iPhone. If your Apple Watch is still lagging or frozen even after regular restart, then the only option left is to conduct a force restart.
Step 1: Press and hold the Side button and Digital Crown button on an Apple Watch at a go.
Step 2: Wait for around 15 seconds until the Screen Lights Up.
Step 3: Release the two buttons and wait for two minutes.
Step 4: Press and hold the Side button for the black screen to appear again.
Restart a paired iPhone to the Apple Watch
After you have restarted your Apple Watch, it is advisable to restart your iPhone device to establish a better connection. For the person using an iPhone device model that supports a face ID, you need to:
Step 1: Press and hold the Volume button together with the Side button at a go.
Step 2: Drag the slider to the right to initiate the Restart process.
Step 3: Press and hold the Side button until the Apple Logo appears.
In case you are using an iPhone device model without a face ID, you are required to:
Step 1: Press and hold the Side or Top button until the slider appears to power on.
Step 2: Drag the slider to the right to start the restart.
Step 3: Press and hold the Top or Side button until the Apple logo appears to power on.
However, you can restart your paired iPhone by tapping on Settings, tapping on General, and then Shutdown. (This process works for both iPhone models).
Reboot your Apple Watch for a smooth run
Comprehending how to restart or perform a force restart on your Apple Watch when you experience lagging, freezing, or app crashes will benefit that smooth run experience. After you have restarted both the paired iPhone device and the Apple watch, everything should run smoothly and at a good speed.