Is your Apple Watch getting too hot?Try These 6 Fixes

Xiaobai Software  2023-06-28 12: 27  read 424 views

Like any electronic device, yourApple WatchMay occasionally overheat.Unlike many devices you carry in your pocket or bag,Apple WatchAs a wearable device, it is often exposed to sunlight, making it more prone to overheating issues.

It's normal for your watch to get warm while charging or from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.But if your Apple Watch is uncomfortably hot to the touch, here are some ways to cool it down.


1. Stay within Apple's recommended temperature range

When your Apple Watch is in use, the ambient temperature can affect its performance. The Apple Watch works best in temperatures ranging from 35°F to 95°F.

Using or charging your Apple Watch outside of this temperature range can reduce battery performance and cause other damage.Your Apple Watch may dim its display, close apps, and pause or slow down data transfers to regulate its temperature.

If your Apple Watch starts to overheat due to exposure to direct sunlight or high temperatures, we recommend that you take the following steps:

1. Turn off your Apple Watch and remove it from your wrist.

2. Move it to a cooler environment away from direct sunlight or excessive heat.

3. Let the watch cool down to the recommended temperature range.

4. Once the watch reaches the proper temperature, you can safely resume using it.

2. Unplug the Apple Watch from the charger

Your Apple Watch can also overheat while charging, which can happen when:

The environment is above the temperature range.

You're not properly placing your Apple Watch on the magnetic charger.

You used a faulty Apple Watch charger.

Your watch has been charging for too long.


As mentioned earlier, when the Apple Watch detects overheating, it will display a red temperature icon on the screen.In most cases, the watch will automatically power off.However, if your Apple Watch is charging, the display will not automatically turn off.

If you try to turn on the watch while connected to a charger, the red temperature icon will reappear on the screen as a safety precaution.

So if your watch gets too hot while charging, immediately disconnect it from the charger and let it cool down for 10 to 15 minutes before continuing to use it.

3. Force close your app

Your Apple Watch may be trying to regulate its internal temperature by automatically shutting down apps when it overheats.However, if your watch is getting too hot from heavy use, you can force close apps to help with that.Here's how to force close apps on Apple Watch:

1. Press the side button on your Apple Watch below the Digital Crown.

2. The app switcher will appear, showing a list of apps currently running on your watch.

3. Swipe up or down to scroll through your open apps.

4. Swipe left on an app and tap the red X icon to close it.

5. Repeat these steps to close other applications.

4. Restart your Apple Watch

A simple restart often helps with overheating issues, especially when many apps are running in the background.Restarting your Apple Watch will close all running apps and clear any temporary glitches that may be causing overheating issues.

To restart, you'll need to power off the Apple Watch, then turn it back on (there's no shortcut for restarting).Press and hold the side button, tap the power icon in the upper right corner, and drag the power off slider.Once your watch is off (you may want to leave it off for a few minutes to cool down), press and hold the side button again to power it up.

5. Check your Apple Watch's battery


Overheating issues can be closely related to your Apple Watch's battery status.When a battery wears out or degrades, it can result in longer charging times, reduced usage time, and overheating.

In fact, prolonged use of a faulty or degraded battery can even affect other hardware components of your Apple Watch, including the display.

6. Reset your Apple Watch

If none of the other fixes resolve the overheating issue, as a last resort, you can reset your Apple Watch to factory settings.This will erase all apps, data, and content from the watch, essentially restoring it to the original state it was in when you first bought it.

Don't let your Apple Watch get too hot

From disconnecting the charger to resetting your Apple Watch, any of these steps can help cool you down if your watch gets too hot.But it's best not to overheat your Apple Watch, as this can damage the hardware, especially the battery, and reduce its overall performance.

If none of these workarounds work, and your Apple Watch keeps overheating, you should head to your nearest Apple Store or Authorized Service Center to get some diagnostics on your wearable.

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