How to close apps on Apple Watch

You can kill any Apple Watch app at any time by force quitting it. Though the implementation differs slightly, the idea is the same as the iPhone or iPad. More importantly, it’s every bit as simple and easy to do that,

  1. Press and hold down the side button until the shutdown screen appears.
  2. Release the side button, then press and hold the Digital Crown to force quit the active app.
Close Apps on WatchOS

If an app unexpectedly quits, stops responding, or won’t open

Force quit the app

If any app on your Apple Watch stops responding, you can force quit that specific app by follow these steps,

  1. With the app open, press and hold the side button to show the power option,
  2. Then gently press and hold the Digital Crown to quit the app.

Restart your Apple Watch

There is no benefit in restarting your Apple watch. So, do it when necessary. Only when your facing problem follow these steps,

  1. Press and hold the side button until you see the power off slider,
  2. Drag the power off slider,
  3. After your watch turns off, press and hold the side button again until you see the Apple logo.

Note: If your Apple Watch is charging, take it off the charger first. When your watch is charging, you can’t restart it.

Apple Watch Restarts with Apple logo.

Force restart your Apple Watch 

Most of the time the Apple watch is fast and responsive, but sometimes it might slow down because of software issues or misbehaving might freeze watch OS. In either case, a force restart should resolve most issues.


1. Don’t force restart your Apple Watch if you’re updating watch.

2. You should only force restart your Apple Watch as a last resort and only if it’s not responding.

To force restart,

  1. Press and hold both the side button and Digital Crown for at least 10 seconds,
  2. Then release both buttons when you see the Apple logo.

Update your Apple Watch apps using iPhone

Most of the time Apple itself finds out the most common problem and solves it via software update. So make sure that you’re on the latest and greatest software update. To avoid feather issues ensure you have the latest version of WatchOS,

Using your iPhone to update your Apple Watch is very easy. You must check your Watch model’s compatibility. You can check that by by clicking Here.

Before you begin

1. Update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS

2. Make sure that your apple watch is at least 50% charged.

3. Connect the Apple Watch and iPhone to the same Wi-Fi.  

4. Keep your iPhone next to your Apple Watch, so that they’re in the range.

Note: It could take for several minutes to an hour for an update to complete. So you might want to update overnight or do it when you have time.

Using iPhone to Update WatchOS on Apple Watch

Whenever a new update is available, your Apple Watch notifies you. Tap Update Tonight in the notification, then go to your iPhone to confirm that you want to update overnight. At the end of the day, leave your apple watch and iPhone charging overnight so the update can complete.

To check for updates manually, use these steps: 

1. Keep your Apple Watch on its charger until the update completes.

2. On your iPhone, open the apple watch app, then tap the My Watch tab.

3. Tap General > Software Update.

4. Download the update. If asked for your iPhone passcode or Apple Watch passcode enter it. 

5. Wait for the progress wheel to appear on your Apple Watch. It could take from several minutes to an hour for the update to complete.

Note: Leave your apple watch on its charger while the update completes. Don’t restart your iPhone or Apple watch, and don’t quit the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. When the update completes, your apple watch will restart on its own.

Update WatchOS directly on your Apple Watch

If you’ve upgraded your Apple Watch to WatchOS 6, you can install subsequent updates without your iPhone. 

Since Apple Watch Series 3 Apple started selling the LTE version of it. Which allows users to call or connect to the internet with the help of the iPhone or even Wi-Fi connection. If you use these versions of Apple Watch, it can be easily updated without the help of an iPhone or Wi-Fi. Here is how you do it,

  1. Make sure that your watch is connected to the same Wi-Fi,
  2. On your watch, open the settings app,
  3. Tap general > software update, 
  4. Tap instal if available then follow the on-screen instructions.

How to save battery on Apple watch

If your battery is running out faster than it should, it’s possible that there is something wrong with how your watch and phone are paired. You can resolve a lot of issues by un-pairing your Watch and then re-pairing it as a new watch. Which should wipe out any of the corruption and that caused the battery Glitch. if the problem still continues, you should probably enable Battery Saver. Here is how you can do that, 

If you are closing apps and force stopping them to extend your device’s battery life, it won’t help. However, Apple does offer several tips for maximizing battery life.

One of the ways you can save battery life is by turning on the battery saving mode. 

When you’re doing running or walking workouts. This will disable the heart rate sensor which preserves battery life. However, there is a downside to this. This will make calorie counts not as accurate as before. To turn on power-saving mode open the Watch App on your iPhone. Tab the workout and switch on power-saving mode.

Remove & Reinstall Apple Watch apps using iPhone

Just like the iPhone if you press and hold an app in the grid of circles on the Apple Watch, they all start wiggling. Tap that tiny  ”X” in the corner. if you can see it and you can delete the app. It’ll stay on your iPhone but disappeared from your Apple Watch. If you find it hard to do that on the tiny display, you can do the same using your iPhone. Here is how you can do that,

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone,
  2. Tap the My Watch tab,
  3. Scroll to the app you want to remove, then tap it,
  4. Turn-off show app on Apple Watch, and wait for it to disappear from your watch’s Home screen. 
  5. To reinstall the app scroll down to available apps in my watch tab and tap install.

Contact the Apple app developer

If you’re having serious issues with any of your favorite apps, you can contact Apple Support. If it’s a third-party app, contact the app developer.

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