Sometimes, apps tend to get stuck and won’t respond to the touch. To bring them back into action, you will have to force quit those problematic apps on your Apple Watch.
So, how do you kill the unresponsive apps in watchOS? Considering it’s a common issue and a user might have to confront with it now and then, Apple has made it easier to deal with the frozen apps on Apple Watch.
Before jumping to the how-to, let’s see why do apps freeze?
Though a bug might be the villain, there could be other culprits behind this issue as well. For instance, if an app hasn’t been updated for a while, it might not run smoothly on your device and often get stuck in the loop. Anyway, let’s find out how to quickly fix a frozen app on watchOS!
How to Kill Apps on Apple Watch in watchOS 4
Step #1. Assuming the app you want to force quit is already open. Press and hold the Side button until the power down menu shows up → Now, release the side button.
Step #2. Next, you have to press and hold the Digital Crown until the app closes and you return to the watch face.
The app will be killed and flushed from the memory.
So, that’s how you can quickly fix a freezing app or the one that doesn’t seem to be responsive on your smartwatch. Have any feedback or question? Toss it up in the comments below.
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