How to Restart Garmin Forerunner 955 (Soft and Force Reboot)

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Want to restart Garmin Forerunner 955 watch? Here are some ways to turn off and turn on the Forerunner 955 and 955 Solar. It can even fix the frozen watch.

Garmin Forerunner 955 and 955 Solar are the latest smartwatches in the Forerunner 900 series. The Forerunner series is among the best smartwatches for athletes. The new Forerunner 955 series comes with some new hardware and software upgrades. But it’s a tech and you might come across some issues. And as most issues get fixed by just a restart. Here is a detailed guide on how to restart Garmin Forerunner 955 and Forerunner 955 Solar.

If you have just purchased the Forerunner 955, then you should also check out the guide to Pair it with Smartphones.

Now before we jump to the steps, first let’s see when you need to reboot your Forerunner 955 or 955 Solar smartwatch.

Why do you need to Restart Garmin Forerunner 955?

Reboot is just a simple turning off and turning on the process. There can be different reasons why you want to reboot your Forerunner 955. The first common reason to save battery is when you don’t want to wear it you can just turn it off and when you want to use it, just turn the watch On. This can save battery. And the second reason is when the Forerunner 955 is not responding or can say when the watch is frozen or stuck on one screen. You can restart Forerunner 955 to fix it.

When the watch is frozen, the buttons don’t respond and you can not apply any fixes from the software side. Here comes the role of restart or reboot.

How to Restart Garmin Forerunner 955 (Simple Restart)

If you have a Garmin Forerunner 955 or 955 Solar watch, you can restart your watch with two different methods. Both are easy and effective depending on the issue. Now let’s start with the easiest method.

Note: This method will not work if your watch is frozen. Follow the Force restart method instead.

How to Turn Off Garmin Forerunner 955

The first step in restarting is turning off the watch. Here’s how to turn it off.

  1. On your Forerunner 955 smartwatch, hold the Light button (above the Up button) to bring up the Settings menu.
  2. Now using the Up and Down button, navigate to the Power Off option.
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  3. Once it shows Power Off, press the Start/Stop button once.
  4. The watch will now turn off.

How to Turn On Garmin Forerunner 955

  1. When your watch is powered off, press and hold the Light button.
  2. Release the button once you see the Garmin logo.
  3. Wait for a few seconds and your watch will turn on.

How to Reboot Garmin Forerunner 955 (Force Restart)

If your Garmin Forerunner 955 is frozen and not responding to buttons and touches, then you can perform a force restart to fix the watch. It is easy to force restart any Garmin watch. Here are the steps to force restart Garmin Forerunner 955.

  1. Press and hold the light button which is on the upper left of the watch.
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  2. Don’t let go until you see the black screen.
  3. When the black screen appears (after 15 seconds), it means your watch is turned off and you can release the button.
  4. Now press and hold the Light button again.
  5. And once you see the Garmin logo, release the button.
  6. The Forerunner 955 will start, and it must be working without any issue.

So that’s all you need to do for restarting your Forerunner 955 smartwatch. I hope the force restart fixes the frozen Forerunner 955 watch. And if not you can follow our Reset guide to reset your Forerunner 955 or 955 Solar.

Let us know how frequently you reboot your watch. Also, share in the comments, if you want any specific guide for Forerunner 955.

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By Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh started his technical writing journey when he was a university student. He is now a full time tech blog writer specializing in smartwatch based tech news and how-to guides. He spends his free time exploring games and useful gadgets.

1 thought on “How to Restart Garmin Forerunner 955 (Soft and Force Reboot)”

  1. Having to restart daily as watch just keeps freezing, Garmin will only offer like for like replacement after 3 months of ownership and offering to upgrade, do not buy this watch. REALLY DISAPPOINTED IN THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE


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