If you have a Apple Watchwhatever the model, it is likely that on some occasion you have felt like the crown (wheel) of the device itself does not work as beforeand it is very difficult to turn it, being very easy to do, under normal conditions.
Well, it has a cause, but above all a solution, and it’s much simpler than you think. So, whether it is something specific or you notice that it is getting more and more, follow the steps that we will show you below and it will be as good as new.
Fix hard Apple Watch crown
And the first time it happened to me, it happened right in front of an Apple Store, so you can guess what I did. I went in, I mentioned the case to one of the employees, and he quickly told me not to worry, I did what I will tell you below, and the wheel seemed different, I didn’t remember how well it was going at the beginning.
The only thing we have to do, and it is something that even Apple has on its website, so we sense that it is more normal than we think, is the following:
- Turn off your Apple Watch and remove it from the charger.
- If you have a leather band, remove it from the Apple Watch.
- Place the Digital Crown under the faucet and run a trickle of warm water for 10 to 15 seconds. Soaps or other cleaning products should not be used.
- As the water runs through the small gap between the crown and the case, it continually rotates and presses the Digital Crown.
- Dry your Apple Watch with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth.
And yes, it seems silly, but it works, and very well at that. You have to keep in mind that your Apple Watch is even prepared for swimming, so, even if you are one of those who never gets it wet, don’t worry, it comes prepared for it. It can last up to 30 minutes submerged. Nothing is going to happen to you with 15 seconds of water, quite the opposite.
But, why does this happen? It is very normal, specks of dust and other dirt particles get introduced through the gaps of any object, and the Apple Watch was no different. Little by little they come together until they can cause such a small gear to become blocked, or at least much more forced than it should be.
By simply carrying out this tutorial we will eliminate all that dirt, making it roll again without obstacles. It is very simple, it will not take you anything to do it and you will notice how Your Apple Watch is like the first day again.
This is something that happens to those of us who never use it in the shower, pool, etc. If you bathe every day with the insurance that they are not as dirty inside as we are (no matter how clean we want to be)
And you, did you know this problem and solution? If it happens to you and you didn’t know how to fix it, go to the bathroom, do it and leave us a comment if it worked for you.