In this guide I will show you how to turn off or restart your Garmin Instinct (Affiliate Link) watch. This is helpful when you are running into issues with your device. Typically a restart should help. You might also turn off your watch when you will not be using it for some time.
Turn off Garmin Instinct
To turn on the watch you will start by holding the `CTRL` key on the top left until a circular menu shows up.
Next we want to get the power icon option in the top right circle of the watch face.
If the power option is not selected already you can rotate the menu options clockwise by hitting the
MENU button on the middle left.
Alternatively you could rotate the menu counter clockwise by hitting the
ABC button on the bottom left.
Once the power icon is in the top right circle of the watch face click the
GPS button on the top right.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you quickly tap the
GPS button. If you long-press the
GPS button it can cause it to start searching for satellites to track activity.
At this point your watch should be turned off. It may take a few seconds before the screen appears completely blank.
Turn on Garmin Instinct
To turn on the watch hold the
CTRL button for several seconds until you see the screen come on. It will take a little over 10 seconds for the watch to be fully booted and ready to use.
If you were restarting the device to finish installing an update, it may take much longer than the 10 seconds. This is not typical, and usually you should be aware when the watch is updating.
As you can see it was easy to turn off the Garmin Instinct. Have you had to to turn off or restart your watch? Drop a comment below to get the conversation started! If you would like to see more tutorials on any Garmin devices please reach out via the Contact Us form.