How to Close Apple Watch Apps

Apple Watch brings you the convenience of accessing several apps from your wrist. However, sometimes apps may become unresponsive, so it’s useful to force close apps on Apple Watch in such cases. This is not unusual and can be caused by a momentary glitch or bug. Force quitting gets rid of such issues and is a quick fix for many pesky problems. So the next time an app on your watch malfunctions or stops responding to your touch, just follow this guide.

How to Force Close Apps on Apple Watch

Step #1. Supposing you are in the problematic app, press and hold the side button till the power down screen appears.

Step #2. Now, press and hold the Digital Crown. The unresponsive app will be closed, and you will be on the Home screen.

It’s as simple as that. Bear in mind that when this process works, you’ll see an animation of the app closing. It will fade to the watch face.

Summing Up

So be sure to force quit Apple Watch apps the next time you encounter any problem with unresponsiveness. It’s also recommended that you keep your apps updated to prevent any glitches. Let us know in the comments below if you’re looking for any more tips and tricks for your Apple Watch.

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