An apple watch might be a sharp-looking timepiece, but it is also a piece of highly technical electronics. Taking care of it involves more than a polish once in a while. You can ensure your apple watch is maintained correctly and in good condition in several ways.
This involves resetting it to its factory settings, especially if something seems screwy with the watch. The watch’s data, including face settings and the like, is automatically backed up to the paired iPhone. Hence, ensure the iPhone is backed up to iCloud or a computer via iTunes before resetting it. The usual resetting method is to unpair it from the iPhone, which performs a final backup and then wipes the watch clean. After a few minutes, the Apple watch is restored to its factory default state.
The best way to sort a misbehaving Apple watch is by turning it off and back on again. You can do this by pressing and holding the side button to bring up the power controls and slide the power off the slider. Wait a few moments and then press and hold the side button again until the Apple logo appears.
3. Updating The Watch’s Software
Apple releases new versions of the watch’s operating system regularly. When this happens, you will get a notification on your watch. Open the watch app on the iPhone and go to General> Software Update. Remember, updating the operating system requires the Apple watch to be on its charger. The process only goes through if the watch is charged.
Always expect to top off the battery daily or so by connecting the included charging cable to the back of the watch. If you want to conserve battery life, you can manually put the watch into its power reserve mode, which shuts down except for a minimal digital time readout that only appears when you press the side button. This mode will also kick in when the battery is below ten percent. To return to normal battery mode, press and hold the side button to restart the watch.
5. Restoring The Watch
This happens after the watch resets; you have to pair it again. Select a language on your watch and tap the Start pairing button. Tap Start pairing and scan the animated cloud on the watch. You went through this process when you initially set up the Apple watch. Once the watch is paired, tap the Restore from Backup button. Tap Restore from Backup to retrieve your old settings.
Choose the watch’s latest backup. Agree to Apple’s terms and conditions, then enter your Apple ID password to enable Apple Pay cards, Digital Touch, and other features. After following the remaining set-up steps, the iPhone syncs data back to the Apple watch, and the watch is soon ready for use.
Apple’s recommendation for cleaning the watch is easy to follow. Wipe your Apple Watch clean with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth. Lightly dampen the cloth with fresh water if necessary. If your Apple Watch has substances or debris visible in places like the speaker ports, hold it under lightly running fresh, warm water until it’s clean. It would help if you dried the watch and band after the exercise, which is as essential for common courtesy as anything else. Fortunately, the watch is water resistant; hence it can be taken into the shower; however, Apple does not recommend submerging it despite its IPX7 rating.