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Its obvious that Samsung Watch 5 is equipped with a battery to function at your fingertips, but if there’s no charge or Watch’s battery is drained completely, the Samsung Watch 5 won’t turn on at all unless it is been connected to the charger for few minutes. If the watch is unused for a few days, then the battery might be drained out to null and that could be a possible reason for the Samsung Watch not turning on; however, many users are unaware of these circumstances. Agree or disagree, but this is a fact and you have to believe it.
On the second note, due to hardware or software issues also the watch won’t respond and turn on, to rule out such possibilities, we’ve prepared potential workarounds to get rid of the problem. Without wasting much of your time, let’s get started.
Fix Samsung Watch 5/Watch 5 Pro Won’t Turn On
Connect to Charger/Change Charger
First things first, as mentioned earlier, before concluding, it is recommended to put the Watch on charge for at least 1 hour without using it. If the watch was left unused for a few days, this is something you should do.
Furthermore, change the Adapter, Cable, and Power Outlet as well, just to ensure there’s no fault with these things.
Clean Charger and Watch
Most times due to dirt and debris, the connection between charging points is interrupted and hence it won’t charge properly or at all. Therefore, take a closer look at the charger and the Samsung Watch 5 itself and try cleaning it with a soft piece of cloth. You can also use Cotton Swab or Blow some air on both devices. Reconnect to the charger and observe for a few minutes.
Use Laptop/PC to Charge
We’ve found users charge the Samsung Watch using the Laptop & PC. This is not a solution, but a temporary workaround, if you’re running late for your work or anything, this could save you time. So when you get time to try other tricks to fix Samsung Watch 5 Pro not turning on, jump to the next solution.
Force Restart Watch
Not to mention, restarting a device is a universal solution to any software glitch. For some people it has worked with other Samsung Watches, that’s why we’re highly recommending this solution give it a try.
- Press and hold the Power button for 10 seconds.
- Now, press and hold both buttons until the Samsung logo shows up.
If this doesn’t work, then put the Watch on the charging cradle and then follow the process to restart the watch.
Check for Software Updates
Just like for phones, Samsung also releases software updates to fix the current issues and introduce new features periodically. Since the Watch is not responding, we’ll use the Galaxy Wearable App to update the Samsung Watch 5.
- Launch the Samsung Wearable App.
- Tap Watch settings.
- Select Watch software update.
- If Samsung Watch shows the Home tab, swipe to and hit Watch software update or Band software update.
- Select Download and install.
- Wait until the software update is downloaded and installed.
Factory Reset Watch
Last but not the least, factory reset the Watch. Nobody wants to factory reset the watch, but with the current situation, you don’t have any option.
- Hold down the Power button until Rebooting text shows up and release the buttons.
- Keep pressing the Power button until the Select reboot mode option comes up on the screen.
- Navigate to the Recover option using the same Power button.
- When you reach to the Recover, press and hold the Power button until the Galaxy Watch reboots.
Contact Samsung Support
Still no luck? If there’s a hardware issue, only Samsung technicians can fix the issue. Take your Samsung Watch to Samsung Support Care and let them check and fix the watch.
Samsung Watch 5 won’t turn on after swimming?
If your Samsung Watch 5 won’t turn on after swimming, rinse it in freshwater. Since the Sea or Swimming Pool’s water has chlorinated water is corrosive and could cover the machinery of a watch. If that doesn’t work, then put the Samsung Watch 5 in a rice bag for 2-3 days to dry out.
Samsung Watch 5 won’t turn on when turning wrist
If your Samsung Watch 5 won’t turn on when raising your wrist, then enable the screen wake-up feature, open the Settings app on Watch > Advanced > Screen wake-up > enable Wake-up gesture.