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How to Fix Your Apple Watch Control Center Not Working (2022)

How to Fix Your Apple Watch Control Center Not Working (2022)

HOW TO FIX YOUR APPLE WATCH CONTROL CENTER NOT WORKING (2022)

How to Fix Your Apple Watch Control Center Not Working (2022)

Is your Apple Watch Control centre not working? If you are looking for a way to fix it, this article is for you

Every Apple Watch face is designed to have two swipe interactions: one to display the Control Center and its menu of buttons, and the other to show notifications. The only issue is that, occasionally, these interactions won’t function when you try them owing to an unreported and sporadic defect. This article explores a few potential answers.

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HOW TO FIX YOUR APPLE WATCH CONTROL CENTER NOT WORKING (2022)

Many Apple Watch users have reported incidents where they are unable to access notifications or the Control Center with a swipe up or down on the watch face since updating to watchOS 8.5.1. Actually, the problem predates watchOS 8 and has been observed on many Apple Watch models, making it a persistent flaw that affects both hardware and software.

You can use one of these workarounds to gain access to Control Center and your notifications until Apple fixes the watch face interaction issue.

HOW TO FIX YOUR APPLE WATCH CONTROL CENTER NOT WORKING (2022)

REBOOT YOUR APPLE WATCH

  1. Press and hold the side button until you see the Power Off slider on the screen.
  2. Drag the Power Off slider with your finger.
  3. Once your Apple Watch has turned off, press and hold the side button again until you see the Apple logo.

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RE-PAIR YOUR APPLE WATCH

Unpairing Apple Watch from iPhone has worked for some people suffering from the issue. It takes a bit of time, but if you’re missing the gestures that reveal Control Center and notifications, it’s worth it.

  1. Bring your ‌iPhone‌ and Apple Watch close together, then open the Watch app on your ‌iPhone‌.
  2. In the My Watch tab, tap All Watches.
  3. Tap the info (i) button next to the watch that you want to unpair.
  4. Tap Unpair Apple Watch. (For GPS + Cellular models, choose to keep your cellular plan.)
  5. Tap again to confirm. You might need to enter your Apple ID password to disable Activation Lock.

Before erasing all content and settings on your Apple Watch, your ‌iPhone‌ creates a new backup of your Apple Watch. You can use the backup to restore a new Apple Watch. After your Apple Watch unpairs, you’ll see the Start Pairing message. Then you can pair your watch to your ‌iPhone‌ again in the normal way.

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  1. Press and hold the Side button on your Apple Watch until you see the Apple logo.
  2. Wait for the “Use your ‌iPhone‌ to set up this Apple Watch” message to appear on your ‌iPhone‌, then tap Continue. If you don’t see this message, open the Watch app on your ‌iPhone‌, tap All Watches, then Tap Pair New Watch.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to repair your watch.

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