The Apple Watch is an essential equipment for many people for all the functions it offers to users. But like any tech product, it can end up failing and the speakers is one of the components that can suddenly stop working. In this article we will tell you how you can try to solve it in a simple way.
Check for water in the speaker
If you are a person who is used to showering with the Apple Watch or who does water sports on a regular basis, it is possible that water has remained on the speakers. This causes an aquatic film to be created that causes the sound to be blocked and sound quite strange or that directly does not work. This is why the water mode that is included in the clock must always be activated when you go to shower or enter the pool. This, in addition to making the screen stay locked to avoid having false touches, generates a noise at the end that has the function of dislodging all the water that is in the speakers.
You can also choose to do a manual cleaning using a cloth that does not shed any type of lint. The microfibrillators are ideal for these situations and in general to clean any equipment. With great care you can pass it over the holes that are on one of the sides. Keep in mind that you should not insert any element such as a needle or the tip of a pen as it can end up damaging the speakers, being this totally irreparable by yourself.
It is likely that the software is involved in the failure that you are suffering when there is a loop in a process that does not stop. This can be easily fixed through a force restart, something that can translate into putting it in DFU mode in the case of the iPhone or iPad. To be able to carry out this restart, you simply have to carry out the following steps:
- Press and hold the side button and the digital crown at the same time.
- Wait 10 seconds with the buttons pressed.
- Release the buttons as soon as the Apple logo appears and wait for it to start up again.
This is a process that does not affect the data you have stored on the Apple Watch and everything will remain as you have left it, just like the applications.
Restore the operating system
If forcing the Apple Watch to restart has solved practically nothing, you should choose to restore watchOS. As you cannot connect it to a computer to perform a formatting in a traditional way, it has to be done from the settings of the Apple Watch itself. You simply have to follow the following steps:
- On the Apple Watch open the settings.
- Enter the ‘General’ section.
- Click on ‘Reset’ that you will find at the end.
- Choose the option ‘Delete content and settings’.
- Enter the Apple Watch password and confirm that you want to erase all data.
During this process, the watch will be unlinked from the iPhone and will appear as if you had taken it out of the box. You should not worry about the data and the applications since if you link it to the same iPhone, the backup that has been generated will be exported. In this way all the health and training data will continue to be on your watch as well as the applications that you can reinstall. In this way you will have the clock with the software restored to the latest version available, something that can solve the problem you have with the speakers.
In the event that none of these solutions has been able to end the error on your Apple Watch, you will have to resort to technical service. It is likely that it is not due to a software error, but rather that the hardware responsible for emitting the sound has suffered some type of damage due to water entering through the joints or simply due to being a factory fault. In these cases you can always resort to the Apple warranty, except for the water failure that is not covered by it. In the vast majority of cases, a comprehensive diagnosis will be made in the Apple Store itself or by sending it by courier. Depending on the type of failure and the warranty plan you have contracted, it is likely that you will not have to pay absolutely anything for the repair or pay a part of it.