How to Restart Fitbit Charge 5? Step-by-Step Guide

Fitbit Charge 5 is the most advanced fitness tracker in 2022 that comes with many features of an advanced smartwatch. It has a new and improved design, advanced health and fitness features, and is water-resistant up to 50 meters.

Fitbit Charge 5 Reset Icon

As Fitbit Charge 5 does not have a physical button. As a result, many people find it hard to restart the device, especially if they are new to it. However, restarting your Fitbit Charge 5 is actually very easy and can be done in just a few steps.

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How to Restart Fitbit Charge 5? Guide

Here is how you can restart your Fitbit Charge 5 in 4 steps. But make sure that you have charged your Fitbit at least 50% for uninterrupted operation.

Step 1: Wake up the Fitbit Charge 5, double tapping on the screen.

Step 2: From the home screen, swipe down for the “Settings” icon and tap on it.

Fitbit Charge 5 Settings Icon

Step 3: Swipe up until you see the “Restart Device” and touch on it.

Step 4: A new window will open and confirm restart by tapping on the “Restart” button, highlighted in blue.

Fitbit Charge 5 Reset Icon

Once you touch the “Restart” button, the Fitbit logo will appear on the screen, and then the device will reboot and come back on. Now you have successfully restarted your Fitbit Charge 5.

How to Factory Reset Fitbit Charge 5?

If you want to factory reset and wipe all data from your Fitbit Charge 5, the following tutorial will show you how to do it. Before you proceed, please note that a factory reset will clear your data on the Charge 5 and disconnect the device from any connected smartphone.

Step 1: Double tap on the Fitbit Charge 5 to wake up the screen

Step 2: Now swipe down for the “Settings” icon

Fitbit Charge 5 Settings Icon

Step 3: Next, tap on “Settings.”

Step 4: Swipe up and select “Device Info.” Then, tap on it.

Step 5: From the newly opened window, find and tap on “Clear User Data.”

Step 6: On the next screen, confirm the reset by pressing the “Hold 3 Sec” button for 3 seconds.

Fitbit Charge 5 Reset Icon

Step 7: Now, wait a few seconds to complete the reset process.

But what to force reboot your Fitbit Charge 5 if it is not responding?

If your Fitbit Charge 5 has a frozen and not responding to the tap, you should force reboot it, and this will restart the device and hopefully fix any frozen screen you may be experiencing.

Force Reboot Fitbit Charge 5: Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Connect your Fitbit to the Charging Cable

Step 2: Then connect it to a compatible USB port

Button on Fitbit Charge 5 Cable

Step 3: Now press the button on the USB cable three times with at least a one-second gap between the presses.

As soon as you complete the three presses, the Fitbit will vibrate, and the screen will light up.

You will see the Fitbit logo, and then the tracker will restart.

Final Words

I hope this step-by-step guide on how to restart Fitbit Charge 5 was helpful. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask in the comments section below. 

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