This guide walks you through several troubleshooting steps you can try to fix when your Apple Watch is stuck on the Apple logo.
Force a Restart
Like most electronics, a reboot typically fixes many of Apple Watches tedious issues. This one is often no exception.
Once you’ve forced restart your Apple Watch it may bypass whatever issue caused the Apple logo to not leave.
To force a restart, you would need to press the side button of the watch and the digital crown at the same time, and hold them down until the Apple icon disappears from the screen, then reappears again.
After the logo reappears, let go of the buttons, and allow the device to try and restart. It may now only be up for a few seconds and start the Apple Watch normally. If the Apple Watch stays on your screen, there are a few other things we can try.
Use the Apple Watch Finder
Since Apple Watches sync with corresponding iPhones, the control of the Apple Watch is performed through an app on the phone itself.
If you ever misplace your apple watch, there is a feature in the Apple Watch app that will allow you to locate it as long as it is still paired with the iPhone.
However, you can also leverage this functionality to overcome the Apple logo stuck on the Apple Watch screen problem.
In the My Watch section of the Watch app, find the lower case “i” located inside of a small circle next to the All Watches header at the top.
This will display multiple options, select Find My Apple Watch.
A map will open and allow you to play a sound.
Not only does this effectively act as a beacon for finding a misplaced Apple Watch, but it also triggers the watch to break from the Apple logo in order to respond to the app’s action.
Update Apple watchOS
When an issue of any sort happens to several users, they report it to Apple. The stuck Apple logo certainly qualifies as a well enough known issue that Apple would have been made aware of it.
It’s just as likely that they have had their developers and troubleshooting teams diagnose the problem and develop a solution for it.
Since this is typically an issue at the operating system level, there is a good chance that a new OS update actually already has a resolution for it.
For this reason, it’s important to keep all Apple devices up to date on their operating system updates to get the latest features and bug resolutions applied.
To trigger the Watch’s operating system update, access the My Watch app on the iPhone, and under the General tab, you will find a Software Update option.
You will be able to tell if there is an update available for the Watch here. If one is, trigger its installation, and this will hopefully break the Apple logo from staying on the screen.
If none of the above have worked, it was likely caused by some type of setting alteration, whether it was a user or system-initiated.
If the Watch is still displaying the Apple logo, then you might need to reset it to its factory default settings. Since it did not have the problem at the time, it would return the watch to its regular working order.