Wrist movement: display doesnt turn on anymore

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by desonnaville, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. desonnaville macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    My Apple Watch doesnt turn on anymore when I am moving my wrist, it only turns on when I hold my hand on the screen.

    I already tried a reset with clean install, but that doesnt solve the issue.

    How is the Watch measuring the movement? Maybe there is some dirt on the sensor, however I cant find it... And the watch is clean as well.
  2. FatMax macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2007
    It measures by accelerometer movement.

    Try turning your phone completely off and go for a quick workout. If nothing registers, then it's hardware that's at fault.
  3. teidon macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2009
    Make sure Wrist Raise is turned on in the settings. And while you are there, try toggling it off and on again. If that doesn't solve it it's most likely hardware issue. Accelerometer is so small component - and pretty sure it's also sealed - that there's no way for any dirt to get there and you have absolutely no change cleaning it.
  4. desonnaville thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2009
    Did not think about this, so I tried this without my phone connected to the watch. However it does measure movements.. So it seems that the accelerometer is functioning. What else could solve the issue?
  5. iConnected macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2011
    Have you done what @teidon suggested?

    On your watch, tap on the Settings app (the cog) -> General -> Activate on Wrist Raise and ensure that Wrist Raise is active. If it's already on, try changing the setting a couple of times.

    (Or via the Apple Watch app on your iPhone: My Watch -> General -> Activate on Wrist Raise.)
  6. jaymc macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2012
    Port Orchard, WA
    Also ensure you have it set to the wrist you are using.

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