Reboot your Android Wear

You've got your awesome Android Wear watch, and you've already loaded it with an awesome watch faces and apps. But like any computer (yep, you're wearing a computer on your wrist — welcome to the future!) you may need to reboot from time to time. And if that's the case, we've got you covered.

The first thing you'll want to do is swipe down from the top of your screen. This should open up a screen that shows your notification settings. Initially you'll also see icons for your battery percentage, and wi-fi connectivity. Swipe to the left twice, and you'll see a gear on the screen that says settings.

Settings on Android Wear

Tap on the gear to open up your settings menu. You can also open the settings menu by long pressing the button on the side of your watch, and then choosing "settings" from the menu.

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Scroll down to the bottom of the list of settings, and you should see an icon reading "restart". It should be third from the bottom, settled between "unpair with phone" and "power off".

Rebooting on Android Wear

Tap the restart icon. When you do this, a dialogue will pop up asking if you really want to restart your Android Wear watch. Tap on the check mark for yes. That's it, that's all you have to do to restart your watch.

In the event that your watch completely stops responding, there are certain button combinations you can press to force a restart. These vary from watch to watch, but usually involve long-pressing your watch's crown key for several seconds, or pressing a recessed reset button on the back. To check the correct button combo for your wearable, consult your watch's manual.

It's a little more complicated than restarting a phone or a computer, but it's easy enough once you get to grips with it. Do you have more questions about restarting your watch? Pop into the comments and let us know.

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