How to Force Quit Apps on Apple Watch Running watchOS 4

The method of killing an Apple Watch app in watchOS 4 or later is still easy but slightly different than earlier versions of watchOS (except its immediate predecessor). Find out how it'd done:

Whenever I find any apps completely unresponsive or frozen on Apple Watch, the first trick that I use to fix the misbehaving app is force quit it. Though the process of force quitting an Apple Watch app in watchOS 4 or later is same as watchOS 3, I thought it’s apt to talk about this handy method.

In the earlier versions of the watchOS, you had to use only side button to kill an app on your Apple Watch. Though the new method of killing an app is still quite straightforward, it’s a bit different. Let me show you how it works:

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How to Force Quit Apps on Apple Watch in watchOS 4

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.

Press and Hold then Release Apple Watch 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.

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That’s it!

The app will be killed and flushed from the memory.

Wrapping up:

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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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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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