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How to turn off your Fitbit: Put your Versa, Ionic, Charge or Alta to sleep

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Turning off a Fitbit may not be as necessary as it once was, thanks to improvements in battery life, but it's still important to know how to shut down your device.

Whether it's to save battery life, get a break from your screen or simply to iron out a software hiccup, turning your Fitbit off and on is relatively simple to do, but it does vary depending on whether you have a Charge, Versa, Ionic or Alta.

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In fact, some Fitbit devices don't actually let you turn off. So, below, we'll let you know which do and don't - and teach you the best available method for switching them off.

How to turn off Fitbit Versa or Ionic

How to turn off your Fitbit: Put your Versa, Ionic, Charge or Alta to sleep

Unlike Fitbit's trackers, both the Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa can be turned off until you decide to turn them back on - not just to simply restart. To do so, follow the below steps.

  • On the watch, open the Settings app.
  • From there, tap About > Shutdown > Confirm Shutdown
  • To turn the watch back on, press any of the three buttons at any time.

How to turn off Fitbit Charge 2 or Charge 3

How to turn off your Fitbit: Put your Versa, Ionic, Charge or Alta to sleep

Unfortunately, you can't actually turn off the Fitbit Charge 2 or Charge 3 like you might expect, with Fitbit instead only putting in place a way to restart your tracker. This means that the only way your Charge will turn off and stay is if it runs out of battery, with the method below only temporarily shutting it down.

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  • If you have a Fitbit Charge 3, swipe to the Settings to the Clock Face and hit the Reboot Device tab. This option isn't available on the Fitbit Charge 2.
  • If your tracker is unresponsive, hold the button to restart your tracker:
    • For Charge 2 : press and hold the button on your tracker for 4 seconds. When you see the Fitbit logo and the tracker vibrates, the tracker has restarted.
    • For Charge 3 : press and hold the button on your tracker for 8 seconds. Release the button. When you see a smile icon and the tracker vibrates, the tracker has restarted.

How to turn off Fitbit Alta or Alta HR

How to turn off your Fitbit: Put your Versa, Ionic, Charge or Alta to sleep

Like the Charge line of trackers, you can't actually turn off the Fitbit Alta or Alta HR, and will instead have to put up with just restarting your tracker. Again, this means that the only way your Alta device will turn off is if you drain the battery, with the method below only temporarily shutting it down.

  • Put your Alta device on charge.
  • Press the button on the charging cable three times, pausing between each press.
  • Once the Fitbit logo appears and the tracker restarts, the tracker will have rebooted.

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