How to Close Apps on Apple Watch

How to Close Apps on an Apple Watch

Many Apple Watch apps can make life convenient and help you out on-the-go. But sometimes, your watch might get a bit sluggish, or you may face some problem with an app and want to close it. Closing the apps that you don’t need can help your Apple Watch speed up and work efficiently. So check out this complete guide to learn how to do it.

How to Close Apple Watch Apps

  1. Press the Side button once on your Apple Watch.
  2. Turn the Digital Crown to scroll through the active apps. (You can also do it by using your finger)
  3. Select the app you want to close and swipe from right to left. Tap the large red X that appears beside it.remove apps from dock on apple watch

How to Force Quit Apps on Apple Watch

Note: Make sure you’re in the app that you want to force close.

  1. Press and hold the side button until you see the shutdown screen.
  2. Press and hold the Digital Crown until the app closes.Force Close App on Apple Watch

Troubleshooting Tips for Apps that Stop Responding or Won’t Open

If closing or force quitting an Apple Watch app does not solve the problem you’re facing; there are a few other steps you can take.

1. Restart your Apple Watch 

Sometimes, restarting your Apple Watch can fix any technical glitches with apps.

  1. Press and hold the side button until the Shutdown screen appears.
  2. Then tap on Power Off.Turn Off Apple Watch
  3. Wait a few seconds and then press and hold the side button again until you see the Apple logo.

2. Update Latest WatchOS on Apple Watch

It’s advisable to always run the latest version of watchOS on your Apple Watch.

You can update your watch by going to SettingsGeneralSoftware Update.

Open Settings Tap on General and Then Tap on Update on Apple Watch

3. Delete and Reinstall App

If an app is facing issues, it’s a good idea to delete and reinstall it. This usually smooths over any problems and gives it a fresh start.

  1. Press the Digital Crown to be on the Home Screen of your Apple Watch.
  2. Tap and hold an app icon until you see a small ‘x’ symbol appear above it.
  3. Tap the ‘x’ and then select Delete Appremove unused apps from apple watch to free up space

You can then go to the App Store and reinstall the app if you want to.

In case all of this above doesn’t work then contact the app developer. If it’s an Apple app then contact Apple Support. If it’s a third-party app then contact App Developer.

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We hope this has answered all your questions about how to close apps on Apple Watch. Let us know in the comments below what else you want to learn about watchOS.

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