Apple Watch Turns Itself Off

Dormammu

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I noticed yesterday that my Apple Watch Series 1 turned itself off. Initially, I thought my watch had died completely or broken somehow (thankfully not). I turned the watch back on, and it reported 64% battery which is what I would have expected since the last I checked it was in the mid 60's. So low battery is not the issue here. Also for some context, I was simply sitting and reading a book, not doing anything that would have caused the watch to shut off.
Has anyone had this happen?
iOS 10.0.2, WatchOS 3.0
 

exxxviii

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May 20, 2015
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OS crash? Mine has crashed several times since OS3, with different symptoms during the crash.
 

exxxviii

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Well, one time was a total crash and reboot. Another time it would not respond to either side button. I pushed them repeatedly. Then, it suddenly responded to all of the button pushes in rapid succession, followed by a crash/reboot. And, another was just a mysterious turn-off, like yours. Prior to wOS3, my watch probably only crashed two or three times since last year.
 

exxxviii

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Mine did the semi-crash thing again today. The crown button stopped bringing up the app screen. And the other button would not bring up the dock. I had to hold buttons a long time to turn it off. It was fine after reboot. Methinks wOS 3 has issues.
 

djeeyore25

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Dec 23, 2014
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My watch has turned off a couple of times recently during workouts. I've also had low battery warnings as well, though when I set the watch on the charger the battery percentage instantly jumps up to about 75%. I may try reseting the watch to see if that helps. Most of these issues have been since watchOS 3 was released.
 

Traverse

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Mar 11, 2013
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Same thing happened on my Series 0. I just turned it back on and haven't had an issue since.
 

Mlrollin91

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Nov 20, 2008
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Same thing happened with my Series 0 and my GF's Series 0. Turns out that we inadvertently enabled low-power mode. watchOS 3 has made the screen a lot more sensitive, and this has happened quite a few times now.
 

ifarlow

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Apr 23, 2015
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So yeah, looked down and noticed that my watch was not responding to me lifting my arm and turning my wrist. Nothing but a blank screen. Hm... Got the watch to restart, and after a minute or so of showing the Apple logo (which flickered a few times), the watch came back to life. Nothing appeared amiss, as in my health data was intact and the battery level was where I expected it to be.

Then I got an alert on my iOS devices that "Your phone number is now being used for FaceTime on a new Apple Watch." Um, no. I don't have a new Apple Watch.

I guess my watch crashed. The question now is what might have been reset as a result considering that my iOS devices think I have a new watch?

Apple Watch Series 2 space grey running watchOS 3.1.
 

noteple

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Aug 30, 2011
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Since new 3.1 os my watch has. Reset itself, powered itself down and given me a flash status bug type 176.
All over a period of weeks.
 

Teride

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Apr 19, 2015
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My Series 2 SS has done this a few times while initiating a workout & this morning when responding to a text message. I hope this gets fixed it's annoying. Has anyone checked the Apple forums and/or reported this issue to Apple?
 

Ffosse

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Nov 5, 2012
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I've had one crash in a year, on series 0. Apple Watch 2 has been faultless so far.
 

pattarasai

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Dec 12, 2016
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Me too! My ss2 nike+ has a same problem. It's battery was dropped suddenly from 27 to 6 percent and noticed low power alert.
Thus, I decided to turn it off because I thought that battery was really low. However, I turned it on again after that but it's battery came back to 27 percent ridiculously.
I returned it already as I was in 14-days returnable period. Now I'm wating for my new watch and I hope this problem would not occur with it again!!
 

eddiexhart

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Dec 13, 2008
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Mine turned itself off for no apparent reason today. I just switched it back on and I still had 96% battery left.
Mine just did the same, been wearing it for about 6 hours and it's barely at 97% and I check the time and my watch is completely off. Happened yesterday too. Debating resetting everything again.
 

hog_hedge

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Dec 13, 2016
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England
My watch hasn't done it since. It has restarted a couple of times on its own but never turned off completely apart from that one time.
 

Birddog1

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Jul 15, 2016
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Mine did it once earlier this past week, it hasn't happened since and I also had plenty of battery left
 

angelofioren

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Oct 28, 2015
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I had this happen to my new Series 3 watch I got a few days ago. This happened with my Series 0 watch a few times in the first year I had it, but then it didn't happen since. Hopefully it's just a software issue because it does seem to be a semi-common thing.