- Garmin Watch: Press the Up button → Settings → System Reset → Reset Default Settings → Confirm.
- Garmin Connect: Home menu → Settings → System Menu → Restore Defaults → Yes.
You may reset your Garmin watch when it is not receiving any satellite signal or if it is not working properly. Reset will help you troubleshoot all the technical glitches and minor errors on your watch. Different methods exist to reset your Garmin Watch, i.e., Soft, Medium, and Hard. Soft and Medium reset will not delete any of your data inside your watch, but Hard reset does. Moreover, you should check if your watch is up to date. If not, try to update your Garmin Watch to fix the bugs.
. Long press the Power button for up to 15 seconds until you see the light, or press and hold the button till the Carousel appears. Tap Power off.
. Again, long press the power button to turn on your Garmin watch.
Reset the Default Settings on Garmin Watch
. Go to Menu by pressing the UP button on the watch.
. Move down and tap Settings → System.
. Tap Reset → Reset Default Settings and confirm.
Note: When resetting the default settings, the important data will not be deleted, such as tracking data, music, etc.
How to Factory Reset Garmin Watch
To factory reset, the steps may vary depending on the models.
1. Garmin Forerunner, Fenix, Vivoactive, & Instinct watches:
Go to Settings → System → Reset → Restore Defaults or Delete Data and Reset Settings option.
2. Garmin Vivomove Touchscreen Watch:
Navigate to Settings → Delete Data and Reset Settings option.
3. Approach Golf Watches:
From the main screen, go to Settings → Reset → Delete Data and Reset Settings option.
4. Quatix and Descent Garmin Watches:
Settings → System → Restore Defaults → Reset Settings option.
5. Older Forerunner Garmin Watch:
Go to Menu → Settings → System → Restore Defaults → Yes to confirm.
Tips! Like Garmin Watch, you can hard reset your Apple Watch if it keeps annoying, such as page stuck, not responding issues, etc.
There are two alternative methods to reset your watch.
. Power off your Garmin watch
. Hold the Back/Lap button and press the Power/Light button simultaneously.
. Don’t release the buttons until you see Restore Default Settings on the watch screen.
. Once Restore Default Settings appears on the watch, release the Back/Lap button.
. Tap Yes to confirm.
. Once done, set up and pair your Garmin watch again.
. Power off your Garmin watch
. Tap and hold down the Down, Start, and Back buttons simultaneously.
. Power on your watch now.
. Release the finger from the Start button when you hear the first beep sound.
. Further, release the Down and Back buttons after the second beep.
Reset Watch Using Garmin Connect App
. Type Garmin Connect on the search bar and tap the Install or Get button to download.
. Next, launch the app → Home menu → Settings.
. From the menu list, select System Menu.
. Tap Restore Defaults.
. Finally, tap Yes to confirm the action.
It will start to delete all the data on your Garmin watch and restore it to its factory default settings.
Tips! Apart from Garmin, you can install some of the best running apps on your iPhone, such as Peleton, Strava, etc., to track your fitness.
Frequently Asked Questions
Resetting Garmin Watch time is pretty simple. Go to Settings → System → Clock → Set Local Time → Manual. Finally, input the time on your watch.
Long press the Menu button on the watch → Go to History → Options → Delete All Activities → Yes. By doing so, the memory will be cleared on the watch.