Crashing when trying to exit power reserve mode?


macrumors 6502a
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Oct 4, 2008
got my watch yesterday and this has already happened twice. i hold down the friends button to enter power reserve mode, then when i try to exit power reserve by holding that button again it crashes to the apple logo.

anyone else?
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macrumors 6502
Apr 6, 2015
wow i'm an idiot... sorry to waste your time guys.
Don't say that, it's a genuine question and something that I'm sure a lot of people didn't know.

I was surprised the first time I tried to exit power reserve mode as well. I thought it would just exit out of the mode and resume normal functionality, similar to smartphones that have a power saving mode. I was extremely surprised when I saw the Apple logo indicating that the Watch was rebooting.
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macrumors 6502a
May 18, 2006
What surprises me is why anyone ever has to enter reserve mode... I guess if you forget to charge for a couple of nights?


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Jun 27, 2015
i just got the apple watch and went into reserve mode to see what the face would look like.

Also it may have been mentioned already, but you can also get out of reserve mode by placing the watch on the charger, it still reboots, but it makes sense that as soon as you start charging, the phone reboots to give full functionality. :)
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macrumors 6502
Apr 15, 2015
wow i'm an idiot... sorry to waste your time guys.
This is from the watch book you can download from IBook store for free.
Return to normal power mode. Press and hold the side button to restart Apple Watch. There must be sufficient charge in the battery for this to work.”

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Apple Watch User Guide.” Apple Inc., 2015. iBooks.
This material may be protected by copyright.

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