How to Fix Apple Watch Stuck on Apple Logo

When your Apple Watch gets stuck on the Apple logo screen, you cannot get to the main screen and thus you cannot access any of the features on your Watch. This post covers some of the fixes that you can use to get rid of this stuck issue from your Apple Watch.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 20, 2020

Apple Watch is one of the popular smartwatches you can get in the market. If you already own this, you have probably used it to track your fitness and other physical activities. Apple Watch is generally a stable device and you will hardly have any issues with it, while sometimes it acts up. One of the issues you could face with your Watch is your Apple Watch stuck in the Apple logo loop.

What basically happens is that your Watch shows the Apple logo and then remains stuck there. No matter what you press or tap on your Watch’s screen, the logo just will not move. Many users suffer from this issue but luckily there are ways to fix that. The following offers four methods you can use to get rid of the stuck logo screen from your Apple Watch.

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Part 1. Force Restart the Apple Watch

One of the easiest and most basic fixes you can apply to fix the issue is to force reboot your Apple Watch. Doing so does not delete any of your data and gives your Watch a fresh start. This procedure is basically done using the buttons on your Watch and so you do not need a computer to do it.

The following is how you hard restart an Apple Watch.

Step 1. Press and hold down the Digital Crown and Side button at the same time. You need to keep them held down for about 10 to 15 seconds.

Step 2. You will see the Apple logo on your screen. Let go of the buttons you have been holding down.

 

Force Reboot an Apple Watch

Force Reboot an Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch should no longer be stuck on the Apple logo screen.

Part 2. Update to the Latest watchOS

Like your iOS devices, your Apple Watch also gets software updates for its watchOS operating system. If you have not updated your Watch in a long time and an update is available, it is time you install the update on your Apple Watch. This could fix watchOS bugs like the Apple logo screen stuck issue you are facing on your Watch.

You can use an iPhone to update the watchOS on your Apple Watch.

Requirements:

  • Your iPhone must be running the latest iOS version.
  • Your Apple Watch must have at least 50% charge left on it.
  • Your iPhone should be connected to a WiFi network.
  • Both your iPhone and your Apple Watch should be close to each other.

You can then update your Apple Watch as follows.

Step 1. Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and tap on the option that says My Watch.

Step 2. Select the option that says General and then tap on Software Update.

Update the Software on an Apple Watch

Update the Software on an Apple Watch

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest updates on your Apple Watch.

Your Apple Watch will no longer be stuck in the Apple logo loop.

Part 3. Using Find My Apple Watch

Find My is a feature on Apple products that allow you to find your lost or stolen products. There is actually a workaround that uses this feature to fix the stuck Apple logo on your Apple Watch. You can do that as follows.

Step 1. Launch the Find My app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap on the tab that says Devices to view your linked Apple products.

Step 3. Tap on your Apple Watch on the following screen and you will see various options. Select the Play Sound option.

 

Play Sound on an Apple Watch

Play Sound on an Apple Watch

You may need to tap on that option a few times before the issue is resolved on your Apple Watch.

Part 4. Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings

Your last resort to fix your Apple Watch that is stuck on the Apple logo is to erase your Watch. This will delete all the files and configurations from your Watch and let you set it up from scratch.

If you cannot access your Apple Watch for some reason, you can use the Apple Watch app on your iPhone to reset your Watch.

Step 1. Launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Tap on the My Watch option on the following screen.

Step 3. Select the General option followed by Reset.

Step 4. Tap on the Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings option to erase your Apple Watch.

Erase an Apple Watch to Fix the Apple logo Stuck Issue

Erase an Apple Watch to Fix the Apple logo Stuck Issue

Your Apple Watch should now be fixed.

Part 5. How to Fix iOS/iPadOS/tvOS Stuck on Apple Logo

AnyFix is a complete and one-stop solution to fix 130+ iOS/iPadOS/tvOS problems. When iPhone is disabled, iPad won’t charge or turn on, Apple TV cannot connect to iTunes Store, or your device is stuck on Apple logo or spinning wheel, AnyFix can fix everything for you.

So if your iOS device stuck on Apple logo because of potential software problems, simply follow the steps and fix it with AnyFix:

Step 1: Preparations

1. Download and install AnyFix on your computer.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

2. Launch it and choose System Repair from the homepage.

Tap on System Repair

Tap on System Repair

3. Tap on iPhone Problems and click Start Now to continue.

Choose iPhone Problems and Start Now

Choose iPhone Problems and Start Now

Step 2: Choose a Repair Mode for your Device

Currently, AnyFix provides three repair modes for iOS devices – Standard Repair, Advanced Repair and Ultimate Repair. Standard Repair fixes the most common system issues and no device data will be erased after the repair. Advanced Repair fixes the complex system issues and all data will be erased. Ultimate Repair fixes the most comprehensive system issues, which takes a little longer and all data will be erased. Choose one according to your situation and continue.

Choose Standard Repair

Choose Standard Repair

Step 3: Enter Recovery/DFU Mode

When you connect your device with AnyFix, if your device can be detected, the program will enter the next step. If not, the page will alert the messages to put your device in DFU or Recovery Mode.

Step 4: Download Firmware Package

Once your device is detected or entering recovery mode, you need to download the firmware matching your device.

Download a Firmware for Your iPhone

Download a Firmware for Your iPhone

Step 5: Repairing Process

After downloading the firmware file, click Fix Now button. AnyFix will repair your iOS device to normal automatically. When the recovery process is completed, you will see the completed page as below. Now, your device stuck on Apple logo should be fixed.

Repair Completed

Repair Completed

The Bottom Line

If your Apple Watch refuses to get past the Apple logo screen, the above will teach you how to fix this issue on your Watch. With some workarounds here and there, you should be able to get rid of the issue and start using your Apple Watch normally.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.