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How to restart Fitbit Versa

Smartwatches have quickly become affordable and commonplace within a few years of them coming into the trend, with one of the leading companies in sales being Fitbit, alongside Apple, Samsung and others. Fitbit is an American digital health and fitness brand that has steadily grown to sell millions of its smartwatches worldwide — the latest being Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Sense.

If you are a Fitbit Versa series user, but facing issues with the syncing process, response to buttons, taps and switches, tracking of steps and other data or even the notifications, restarting or resetting your device can always help.

Restarting a device means turning your device off and on but without clearance of the data or history, unlike what happens when we reset Fitbit Versa. In this article, we are going to see how to restart your Versa series watch.

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How to restart Fitbit Versa?

The restart method is almost the same for Fitbit Sense, Versa 3, Versa 2 and Ionic.

Left side button; Diagonal view and left side view (Versa 3 shown above)
  • Click and hold the single button on the left side panel for 10 seconds, till the Fitbit logo appears.
  • Release the button after the Fitbit logo appears.

The Fitbit Versa is built differently, with three buttons on it. The steps to restart your Fitbit Versa are as follows.

  • Hold down all three buttons for about 10-15 seconds, or until the Fitbit logo appears.
  • Release the bottom right button while still holding down the other two buttons.
  • Release all buttons once you feel a strong vibration.

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How to shutdown Fitbit Versa?

The Shutdown option can be seen in the Settings menu of your Fitbit Versa device. Always ensure to sync your data with the app, before you opt for the Shutdown method. This prevents the loss of data.

Restart your Fitbit device (Versa 3 shown above)
  • Tap on the Settings app on your Fitbit and scroll to the bottom.
  • Tap on the Shutdown option.
  • Tap Yes to confirm.

Both the above-mentioned methods can alternatively be used for resetting your device as well if proper backup is not taken, and sync is not done. Always ensure to take properly sync your device.

How to switch on Fitbit Versa?

When we initiate a restart, the device generally turns off and requires to be turned on again manually.

For your Fitbit Sense, Versa 3, Versa 2 and Ionic, the method is the same.

Left side button; Diagonal view and left side view (Versa 3 shown above)
  • Click and hold the single button on the left side panel for 10 seconds, till the Fitbit logo appears.
  • Release the button after the Fitbit logo appears.

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