The Fitbit Versa 2 is one of the best smartwatches available in the market. However, several users have reported various issues such as sluggish performance, being unresponsive to button presses, taps, swipes, doesn’t track steps or other data, doesn’t show notifications or reminders, etc.

One of the best methods to fix this error is restarting your Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch. A couple of methods can be used to restart a Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch. Thus, here we are with the list of some of the best ways how to restart Fitbit Versa 2.

How To Restart Fitbit Versa 2

How To Restart Fitbit Versa 2


Method 1: Restart Through Settings

Step 1- Launch the ‘Settings‘ menu on your Fitbit Versa 2.

Step 2- Scroll down and tap on the ‘About‘ option.

Step 3- Now, scroll down to the bottom and tap on the ‘shutdown‘ option.

Step 4- Then, tap on ‘Yes‘ to confirm the shutdown.

Step 5- Now that your Fitbit Versa 2 is turned off, press and hold the button on the left until the Fitbit logo appears to turn it on. It should not take more than a few seconds.

Method 2: Using the side button on Fitbit Versa 2.

Press and hold the button on your Fitbit Versa 2 for 8-10 seconds until you see the Fitbit logo on the screen.

NOTE: Fitbit Versa 2 has small holes on the device for the altimeter and microphone. Do not attempt to restart your device by inserting any items, such as paper clips, into these holes as you can damage your Fitbit Versa 2.

If the issue with your Fitbit Versa 2 is not fixed by a restart, try resetting it.

Difference between Restarting and Resetting your Fitbit Versa 2:

Restarting your Fitbit Versa 2 turns it off and on without deleting any data or settings.

Resetting your Fitbit Versa 2 wipes all the data from your device. This method is also called a factory reset, which is similar to a factory reset on a smartphone.

How to Reset your Fitbit Versa 2?


Method 1: Through Settings.

Step 1- Launch the ‘Settings‘ menu on your Fitbit Versa 2.

Step 2- Scroll down and tap on the ‘About‘ option.

Step 3- Now, scroll down to the bottom and tap on the ‘Factory Reset‘ option.

Method 2: Use the side button.

Step 1- Press and hold the side button until the screen turns off with a short vibration.

Step 2- As soon as you feel the vibration, release the side button and immediately press and hold it again.

Step 3- Keep pressing until the Fitbit logo appears and disappears. Now, again release the button and then, press and hold it until you feel another vibration.

Step 4- Once you feel this vibration, release the side button. This vibration indicates that your Fitbit Versa 2 has successfully been reset.

NOTE: If you do not follow the above-mentioned steps accurately, the Fitbit Versa 2 will simply restart. If so, try repeating the steps.

Conclusion

Restarting your Fitbit Versa 2 is quite easy and can easily fix some of the most frustrating errors such as sluggish performance, being unresponsive to button presses, taps, and swipes that don’t track steps or other data doesn’t show notifications or reminders, etc.

If restarting doesn’t fix these errors, try resetting your Fitbit Versa 2. However, you must note that resetting your Fitbit will wipe all its data. If we have missed out on any such useful method on how to restart Fitbit Versa 2, then do let us know about it in the comments section below.

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Aditya is a Senior content writer at itechhacks. He likes to cover topics related to How-To, Windows 10, Android, iOS and interesting gadgets. He has over 5 years of experience in tech and troubleshooting.

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