Timer Not Working On Apple Watch: Siri Can’t Find The App

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Posted in Errors and Issues by Miika on July 4, 2022

Timer not working on Apple Watch

Is the Timer not working on Apple Watch when you ask Siri to set it? Are you informed that ‘You don’t have the timer app installed’ error? You’re prompted to ‘Install Timer’ although the Timer software is definitely installed on your watchOS device?

Timer Not Working On Apple Watch

you don't have the timer app installed error
This can be a common glitch in watchOS 8. Lana reported it in our watchOS 8.6 review page:

“I’m getting : You don’t have Timer app installed, when asking Siri to set one. The app is obviously there and works if I try to set the timer manually.”

How To Fix Timer Not Working On Apple Watch

First, tap Install Timer and try again.

If Siri is still not able to start a Timer reboot your device and everything should get back to normal!

How To: You can use the force restart trick (press & hold Digital Crown + Side Button until Apple logo is displayed on the screen), or simply press&hold the Side Button until the Power Off screen comes up. Slide to Power Off and turn the Apple Watch back On.

Workaround For Timer Not Working

If you can’t afford to reboot the watch you can bypass Siri and set a timer manually:

  • Click the Digital Crown.
  • Tap the Timer icon.
  • Set Timer.

Have you managed to fix the You don’t have the Timer app installed error on Apple Watch? Did the above tips help? Do you have a better solution? Share it in the comments.

Related: How to quickly set Timer on iPhone and iPad.


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