How to force quit an app in watchOS 4

watchOS 4 is the fourth major software update to Apple’s wearable operating system. The new version of watchOS doesn’t include significant changes like its predecessor, but there are still a lot of exciting things that are worth your attention like new watch faces, redesigned Apple Music, and person-to-person Apple Pay.

watchOS 4 also comes with new gestures that might take some time to get used to. One such gesture lies in the ability to kill apps. With watchOS 4, the method used to force quit apps is different than older versions of watchOS. No worries because we are here to help.

In this guide, we will go through the steps to force quit apps on your Apple Watch (watchOS 4). Before we begin, make sure you now have the latest version of watchOS. If not, update your device using your iPhone.

How to force quit an app in watchOS 4

Step one: First off, open an app on your Apple Watch or head to an open app and then press and hold the side button until you see the Power Off menu on the screen

Step two: Press and hold the Digital Crown button until the app closes. Once you are done, head back to your watch face to complete the task.

That’s it! The app is now closed and you can repeat the above-mentioned process with any other app.

How to enable and use Water Lock in watchOS 4

watchOS 4 includes an exciting feature called Water Lock. As the name suggests, the feature automatically locks your Apple Watch’s screen to prevent water from entering the speaker holes. Here is how you can enable it in watchOS 4.

Step one: Swipe up on the watch face to open Control Center and then hit Water Lock

Step two: Once you are done, your Apple Watch’s screen should be locked and you can take it to the local swimming pool.

If you want to turn off the feature, rotate the Digital Crown and make sure you keep doing that until your Apple Watch says it’s unlocked.

Also read: How to fix Apple TV that won’t show video or play sound

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