How to Restart Fitbit Versa 2? Step By Step Guide

How to Restart Fitbit Versa 2

If your Fitbit Versa 2 is very slow or frequently freezing the screen, you should restart it. A restart will help clear the memory and help close any apps that are running in the background. After using Fitbit Versa 2 for the past three years, I have come across the following problem quite frequently.

  • Running very slowly
  • Not Responding to touch or button press
  • Unable to connect to Wi-Fi
  • Not syncing with a paired smartphone
  • Not tracking activities and other health metrics accurately.

If your Fitbit Versa 2 faces any of the issues mentioned above, you should restart it. It would be best if you restart your gadgets, including smartwatches, smartphones, computers, or any other electronic device, at least once a week to ensure optimal performance.

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How to Restart Fitbit Versa 2?

Follow this step-by-step guide to restart your Fitbit Versa 2. Before you start, ensure that your Fitbit Versa 2 has at least a 50% battery charge.

Step 1: Tap on the watch’s screen or press the side button to wake up the screen.

Fitbit Versa 2 Side Button

Step 2: Swipe to the left on the home screen, locate the “Settings Icon” (Gear Icon), and tap on it. 

Fitbit Versa 2 Settings Icon

Step 3: Now, swipe up and locate the “About” at the end of the list and tap on it.

Fitbit Versa 2 About


Step 4: Swipe up, look for the “Shutdown” option, and touch on it.

Fitbit Versa 2 Shutdown Icon

Step 5: Now, a warning message will appear asking you to confirm your action. Simply tap on “Yes” to shut down your Fitbit.

Fitbit Versa 2 Shutdown

Now your Fitbit Versa 2 has been shut down. To turn it on, press and hold the side button until you see the Fitbit logo on the screen. It may take a few seconds to turn on!

How to Factory Reset Fitbit Versa 2?

If your Fitbit still isn’t working properly after restarting, you may need to factory reset it. Check the step-by-step guide on how to factory reset Fitbit Versa 2. A factory reset will erase all the data from your Fitbit and restore it to its original factory settings.

Step 1: Swipe left from the home screen of your Fitbit to locate the “Settings Icon” and tap on it. 

Fitbit Versa 2 Settings Icon

Step 2: Scroll down, look for the “About,” and tap on it.

Fitbit Versa 2 About

Step 3: Now, scroll down, look for the “Factory Reset” option, and tap on it.

Fitbit Versa 2 Factory Reset Option

Step 4: A confirmation pop-up will appear, and tap on the “Reset” icon to confirm.

Fitbit Versa 2 Reset Button

Now you have just factory reset your Fitbit Versa 2 and deleted every data in it. Now you need to pair your Versa 2 smartwatch again from scratch like a new device.

1. Where is the back button on Fitbit Versa 2?

The side button on your Fitbit Versa 2 is the “Back” button. You can use this button to return to the previous screen or exit an app. You can also hold down this Back button for a few seconds to open the Quick Settings menu. This menu gives you quick access to certain settings like Alexa, Do Not Disturb, and more.

2. How do I voice control my Fitbit?

To start using voice controls on your Fitbit Versa 2, open the Fitbit app and tap the Your Profile Pic > Locate the Versa 2 > Amazon Alexa. Turn on the Voice Control option via Alexa. Once you’ve set up voice controls, you can say “Hey Fitbit” to wake up your watch and give a command.

3. Does Fitbit Versa 2 has ECG Function?

No. Fitbit Versa 2 does not have an ECG function. As of now, the Fitbit Sense and Charge 5 are the only Fitbit wearables with the ECG feature. 

4. Can I swim with Fitbit Versa 2?

Yes. Fitbit Versa 2 has a 5 ATM water resistance capacity, which means you can use it for swimming or in the rain.

5. Does Fitbit Versa 2 has GPS?

Fitbit Versa 2 features connected GPS, so you must carry your smartphone to track speed, distance, and location. 

Final Words

Even though it is older, I really like my Fitbit Versa 2 because of its accuracy and battery life. If you also have a Fitbit Versa 2, I hope this Fitbit Versa 2 troubleshooting guide was helpful, and you were able to restart or factory reset your device without any issues. As I mentioned earlier, restart your Fitbit Versa 2 frequently to avoid any slowdown issues.

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