Digital Crown is the backbone of your Apple Watch and when it gets stuck or fails to work, you are in the soup. Like a home button or power button on your iPhone, you do endless tasks with Digital Crown on your Apple Watch, and therefore, when Digital Crown is not smooth, you should take some immediate action. Here is what you should do when Digital Crown not working on Apple Watch.
Of late, I saw that my Apple Watch Series 3 threw tantrums as the Digital Crown is not scrolling properly. In other words, the Digital Crown is unresponsive. Normally, dust and debris causes stickiness of Digital Crown on your Apple Watch. However, your Apple Watch band is equally responsible for the situation when Digital Crown is not responding.
How to Fix Sticky Digital Crown on Apple Watch Series 3, Series 2 and Series 1
Step #2: Now keep your Apple Watch under tap water for 15 odd seconds; make sure the water is lukewarm and not running fast.
Step #3: While water is running over the watch, you need to keep pressing and turning Digital Crown so that water runs over that little gap seen between the crown and watch body.
Step #4: At last, wipe your Apple Watch with a smooth and lint-free cloth.
This should probably solve Digital Crown not turning issue on your Apple Watch.
Clean and Dry Apple Watch
You have cleaned and dried your watch Digital Crown; now, it is time to clean and dry your Apple Watch. Your smart watch normally gets damaged by soaps, cleaning agents, abrasive materials, compressed air, ultrasonic cleaning, and external heat sources.
Step #1: Power off your Apple Watch first and disconnect it from charger.
Step #2: Make your watch clean with a smooth and lint-free cloth. You can dampen the cloth with fresh water to clean your watch.
Step #3: Last, dry the watch with that smooth and lint-free cloth.
The above two methods should work in your favour and Digital Crown on your watch should be running smoothly. If you get success, make sure the Digital Crown is completely dry; in case, there is some water, you should use water lock on your Apple Watch.
Hopefully, the issue of Digital Crown not clicking on Apple Watch should be fixed. Many users have complained that Apple Watch doesn’t respond even as the Digital Crown rotates. If you have encountered similar problem, you can get rid of this issue by power off, hard reset, and reboot Apple Watch.
If the issue of Digital Crown not smooth on Apple Watch persists, take your device to Apple Support.