How to Force Quit Apps on Apple Watch in watchOS 5

Sometimes, you may have to force quit Apple Watch apps to fix their unresponsiveness. Check out this quick tip to kill apps on watchOS 5!

Whenever I find an app behaving abnormally or being too frozen to respond, the one little trick that I’ve been using for ages is to kill it immediately. Luckily, force quitting Apple Watch apps is just as simple as it’s on iPhone.

So, why does an app freeze or become unresponsive? There could be more than one reason behind this issue. It could be due to a miscellaneous bug or a bad bit that might have got stuck. Whatever, you want to kill the frozen app on your Apple Watch? Check out the quick steps given below!

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How to Kill Apple Watch Apps on watchOS 5

Step #1. Make sure that you are in the problematic app on your Apple Watch. Press and hold the side button until you see the POWER OFF screen.

Step #2. Now, press and hold the Digital Crown.

Force Quit Apps on Apple Watch

That’s done!

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You’ve successfully forced the app to close. Use this same little trick every time an app starts freezing or doesn’t respond to your touch.

Wrapping up…

Among some of the basic troubleshooting tricks, this one stands right up there in my list. And why not, every time an app starts to bother me or threaten to take my Apple Watch for granted, it saves the day for me. So, keep it in your checklist as well.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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