Wrist movement: display doesnt turn on anymore

desonnaville

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Mar 21, 2009
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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.
 
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FatMax

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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.
 

teidon

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Dec 22, 2009
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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.
 

desonnaville

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Mar 21, 2009
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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?
 

iConnected

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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?
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.)
 
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