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How to Power Off Apple Watch Series 5

| 2 months ago


By default, your Apple Watch Series 5 44 mm and other models are set to “Always On” to track, scan, and detect any updates about you or your environment.

Unlike your iPhone, Apple Watches do not need to be restarted nor powered off to refresh the device.

If you simply want to unpair or reset your Apple Watch Series 5, we have a separate tutorial for those features.

Follow the guide below to power off your Apple Watch Series 5 instantly.

To Power Off Your Apple Watch 5:

  1. Make sure your Apple Watch is not charging by removing it from the charger. We can’t restart the Apple Watch when it is charging.
  2. Locate the Side Button. Press and hold the Side Button until you see the “Power Off” option.
  3. Once you see the “Power Off” slider at the top of the Apple Watch face, slide to the right to turn off your Apple Watch - the screen will turn black.

If your Apple Watch is updating, let your Apple Watch finish updating first before you Power Off your Apple Watch.

Discover more tips and guides for your Apple Watch Series 5!

Products Covered

allapplenews-product-Apple Watch Series 5
Apple Watch Series 5
Release Date
September 2019


• 32GB
• Always on Retina Display
• W3 Apple Wireless Chip
• 3D Touch Display
• Up to 18 hrs Battery Life


More advanced and smarter than almost any smartwatch on the market, the Apple Watch Series 5 does more than keep track of your basic health statistics. With metrics on your cardiovascular health, fitness activity, and more, you can get a full rundown of your health so you know you'll attain your goals.

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