Do you want to reset your Amazfit watch but don’t know how to do it? Are you looking for a step-by-step process to factory reset your watch?
This article consists of a step-by-step process to reset an Amazfit watch. It does not matter which Amazfit watch you have, this method will work on all Amazfit watches be it GTS, GTR, T-Rex, or Bip. And in this article, I will also tell you the difference between a hard reset and a soft reset.
So keep reading!
Note: For illustrating the steps I am using images of my Amazfit GTR 3 in this article.
- Difference Between Soft Reset And Hard Reset
- How To Soft Reset Or Restart Amazfit Watch?
- Consequences Of Factory Resetting An Amazfit Watch
- How To Hard Reset Amazfit Watch?
- Should You Do A Factory Reset On Your Amazfit Watch?
Difference Between Soft Reset And Hard Reset
There are two types of reset that can be done on a smartwatch or a smartphone. One is a soft reset and the other is a hard reset. And before we dive into the process of resetting your smartwatch let us first understand the difference between the two and which one should you choose in which case.
A soft reset is the simplest form of reset and consists of powering the watch off and then turning it back on. A soft reset is more commonly known as a restart. It is very useful when you are facing simple problems with your smartwatch. These simple problems may include the following:
- Not able to receive notifications
- Experience lag or sluggishness while using the watch
- Watch is not able to display the correct time
- The screen of the watch is not responding
- The buttons of the smartwatch are not responding
- You are not able to pair the smartwatch with your smartphone, etc.
One thing to note here is that a soft reset will not delete any data from your smartwatch at all. However, it will delete the data that is available in your smartwatch’s cache memory.
When your problem is not solved by soft reset then you can opt for a hard reset. Hard reset is also known as factory reset because it sets the smartwatch to its factory settings. It will delete all the data that your smartwatch has and will put the smartwatch to the condition when you first found it after taking it out from its brand new box. Therefore this should be your last option.
How To Soft Reset Or Restart Amazfit Watch?
So now that you know the difference between hard and soft reset, let us look at the steps to soft reset an Amazfit watch. Because as discussed earlier, a soft reset can solve a majority of your problems. So in case, if your Amazfit watch is not responding, or its screen just froze or just went black, etc. then doing a soft reset should solve it. And you might not have to do a hard reset.
Note: This process will work on all Amazfit watches that support touch.
How To Restart Amazfit Watch?
Step 1: Press and hold the button or upper button (in case there are two buttons on your Amazfit watch) for 10 seconds or until the watch vibrates.
Step 2: Press the restart symbol on the screen.
Step 3: Press the tick mark on the screen.
After this, your watch will power off and will start again in a second or two. Once your Amazfit watch is powered on then it means that the soft resetting was successful.
Consequences Of Factory Resetting An Amazfit Watch
If your problem is not solved by soft resetting or restarting the watch then you need to do a factory or hard reset. But before doing a factory reset you should know about its following consequences:
- It will delete all your workout and health data that you have not synced with your smartphone yet
- Any additional app that you may have installed will be uninstalled
- The watch will need a fresh setup and pairing
- You will have to set up the Alexa on the smartwatch again
- Any watch face that you have downloaded will be deleted
- All customization including widgets and button functioning will be removed, etc.
All these things will be removed from your Amazfit watch, therefore you should consider backing up these things before doing a hard reset.
How To Hard Reset Amazfit Watch?
Follow the below-mentioned steps to do a factory or hard reset on the Amazfit watch, these steps will work on all Amazfit watches with a touch screen:
Step 1: Open Settings of the Amazfit watch. The Settings option can be accessed either from the main menu or from the quick menu.
Step 2: Go to the System option.
Step 3: Open the Factory Reset option.
Step 4: Read the warning and click on the tick mark.
This will turn your watch off and will reset your Amazfit watch to the factory settings.
Should You Do A Factory Reset On Your Amazfit Watch?
Yes, you can do a factory reset on your Amazfit watch. However, you should first try doing a soft reset to solve your problems, and doing a hard reset should be the last resort.
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Will These Steps Work On Amazfit GTS Series?
Yes, these steps will work on the Amazfit GTS series.
How Do I Reset My Amazfit Band?
Go to Settings > System > Factory Reset.
Are Factory Reset And Hard Reset Same Things?
Yes, factory reset and hard reset are the same things.