How to Fix an Apple Watch that Keeps Pausing (STEPS)


Why does my Apple Watch keep pausing?

The main reason why an Apple Watch keeps pausing is because the Auto-Pause setting is turned on.

 

Auto-Pause Turned On

The fitness app on your Apple Watch contains a feature called auto-pause.

When the Watch detects inactivity, it can automatically interrupt particular workouts and resume tracking whenever activity is detected.

 

Why does Apple watch pause during the workout on its own?

This functionality is to make sure that you don’t end up in a dangerous situation as it almost acts as an alert for your surroundings.

For example, suppose you’re jogging down the street and need to stop at a pedestrian crossing before continuing.

 

The exercise software instantly pauses processing and waits until you resume jogging so that it can provide you with precise statistics like as your running duration, calories burned, and more.

 

Apple Watch keeps pausing

 

How to stop Watch from pausing workout?

If your Apple Watch is pausing so often that you can follow the steps above, you can also make it stop pausing using your iPhone.

  1. Launch the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. At the bottom left corner of the screen, tap the ‘My Watch’ tab.
  3. Locate ‘Workout’ by scrolling down. Tap it to activate it.
  4. Tap on “Auto-Pause” to disable the Workout app’s Auto-Pause feature.

 

Why is my Apple Watch pausing after 10 seconds?

If you find that your Apple Watch pauses after 10 seconds while you’re working out, it could be because of your Apple Watch being loose.

  1. You should also make sure that your Apple Watch is securely attached to your wrist throughout your workout.
  2. If you have wrist detection enabled and the Watch gets loose, the activity will be paused until it is secure again.
  3. Wrist detection may be found in the Settings app on your watch.
  4. Go to Passcode settings.
  • or in the Watch app on your iPhone My Watch tab to Passcode settings and disable it.

Many customers instead disable the wrist-detection mechanism on their Apple Watch, but doing so, according to Apple, interferes with various functionalities on the Apple Watch.

 

Why does my apple watch pause when locked?

Your Apple Watch will pause if you have the auto-pause feature turned on even if your Apple Watch is locked.

 

You can use the following steps to turn it off:

  1. Open the App on your Apple Watch.
  2. After that, go to Settings > Workouts and hit it.
  3. Scroll down to the Auto-Pause part of this screen.
  4. Here, select Auto-Pause.
  5. Switch the auto-pause option on and off a few seconds with the next screen.

 

Read my handy guide how to fix your Apple Watch that keeps locking

 

Does Apple Watch keep pausing during my workout?

When the Watch detects inactivity, it can automatically interrupt particular workouts and resume tracking whenever activity is detected. Sometimes it can pause despite activity.

  1. Check your Apple Watch settings for improved fitness monitoring if you’re working out outside.
  2. Make sure Location Services is enabled under Privacy.
  3. Additionally, check the applications list to confirm that the location under Apple Watch Workout is set to While Using.

 

Why does my Apple Watch randomly stop playing music?

Apple Watch may pause your music while you’re out and about because it might sense activity it wants you to be aware of which you wouldn’t otherwise be able to with music on.

 

You can fix this using the following steps:

  1. Try methods from these Apple resources to help, such as restarting your Apple Watch or removing and then re-syncing your music to your Apple Watch.
  2. If you don’t enable music apps on your iphone or iPad to play in the background, your sound may be interrupted if the cellphone or app falls asleep.
  3. The Apple Music app does not feature a sleep timer, but you can make one with the Clock app. Established a timer in the Clock app, then set that Whenever Timer Ends signal to Stop Playing to make a sleep timer.

 

How to turn off auto-pause on the apple watch

If you don’t want the benefits offered by the auto-pause feature on your Apple Watch you can use the following steps to turn it off:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  2. After that, go to Workouts.
  3. Scroll down to the Auto-Pause part of this screen.
  4. Here, select Auto-Pause.
  5. On the next screen, toggle the auto-pause option between on and off a few times.
  6. Turn off Auto-Pause
  7. Restart your Apple Watch.

 

How to fix Apple Watch update that keeps pausing

If after a software update you find that your Apple Watch is pausing unnecessarily you may be facing a software error and will need to upgrade or downgrade your software.

 

You should follow these steps:

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone, go to General.
  2. Go to Software Update, and then remove the update file. Simply download watchOS again after deleting the file.
  3. When you start the Watch app on your iPhone and get stuck on the update page, tap Stop on the top left side of the screen.
  4. After that, select Close and Reset Watch.
  5. Open the Watch icon and select All Watches on the top left side of the screen if you’re not trapped on the update screen.

 

Apple Watch update paused but connected to WiFi

You may have a faulty WiFi connection if your Apple Watch update pauses but is connected to WiFi or you could have low battery due to which the download will automatically pause.

 

  1. You must ensure that the gadget is powered to at least 50% and linked to the charger, as well as that the iPhone is joined to stable WiFi, charged to at least 50%, and powered.

 

Why does my Apple Watch pause my AirPods?

The sensing devices may have an issue if your AirPods keep pausing, although they’re still in your ears.

  1. You may turn off this capability under Settings > Bluetooth on your AirPods.
  2. Switch Automatic Ear Detection off by tapping the I just beside your AirPods.
  3. The Automatic Ear Detection option is likely to be responsible if your AirPods keep halting.
  4. Try switching off this function and wiping the sensor arrays to stop the pause.
  5. If the problem persists, you should verify your Bluetooth links and restart your apps/phone.

 

How to fix Apple Watch Series 7 keeps pausing.

If you find your Apple Watch Series 7 keeps pausing you should follow the steps below to fix it:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the Auto-Pause part of this screen.
  2. Here, select Auto-Pause.
  3. Change the auto-pause setting on and off a few moments on the next screen. Start your Apple Watch after disabling Auto-Pause.
  4. Hold down the left side button and the Digital Crown simultaneously for at least ten seconds, or until the Apple logo shows.

 

How to fix Apple Watch SE keeps pausing.

If you find your Apple Watch SE keeps pausing you should follow the steps below to fix it:

  1. Scroll down to the Auto-Pause part of this screen.
  2. Here, select Auto-Pause.
  3. Change the auto-pause option on and off a few times on the next screen.
  4. Restart your Apple Watch after disabling Auto-Pause.
  5. To be clear, if an Apple Watch locks itself, it is doing so as a security method of keeping the user’s apps and data out of the hands of strangers.
  6. According to Apple, taking an Apple Watch off for any duration of time should result in it being permanently locked.

 

How to fix Apple Watch Series 3 keeps pausing.

If you find your Apple Watch Series 3 keeps pausing you should follow the steps below to fix it:

  1. Scroll down to the Auto-Pause part of this screen.
  2. Here, select Auto-Pause.
  3. On the next screen, change the auto-pause option on and off just a few times.
  4. Restart your Apple Watch after disabling Auto-Pause.

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