How to Use Water Lock on Apple Watch Running watchOS 4 or Later

You shouldn't fail to use Water Lock on Apple Watch running watchOS 4 to ensure your smartwatch has additional protection during your great water-based workout.

You can use Water Lock on Apple Watch running watchOS 4 or later during your fun-loving watersport to offer an additional shield to the smartwatch. When this new feature is enabled, it completely locks the screen of your device to prevent water from entering speaker holes or microphone. Once you have finished your swimming, you can quickly turn off the Water Lock feature.

One important thing worth mentioning is that this feature is available only on the Apple Watch Series 2 and later. Let me show you how it functions.

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How to Use Water Lock on Apple Watch

How Enable Water Lock on Apple Watch

Your smartwatch automatically turns on Water Lock, when you start any watersport from the Workout app. However, you can manually enable it whenever you wish to indulge with water-based activity.

Step #1. First off, simply swipe up on the watch face to access Control Center.

Swipe Up Apple Watch Screen to Access Control Center

Step #2. Next, you have to tap Water Lock. (check out the button with water droplet.)

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Enable Water Lock on Apple Watch

That’s it!

You have successfully water locked your Apple Watch screen. Now, go ahead and enjoy your water-based activity to your heart’s liking.

How Disable Water Lock on Apple Watch

Once you have finished your water-based workout, you can easily disable water lock on your watch.

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Step #1. Simply rotate the Digital Crown.

Rotate the Digital Crown to Turn Off Water Lock on Apple Watch

Step #2. Keep spinning the Digital Crown until the Apple Watch says it’s unlocked.

Keep Turning Apple Watch Crown until Water EjectsDisable Water Lock on Apple Watch in watchOS 4

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Now, this feature will push out water in speaker holes. I would recommend you to turn on water lock one more time to repeat the unlock process to ensure your smartwatch remains safe.

That’s it!

Wrapping up:

Water Lock is a neat feature, isn’t it? If you are someone who enjoys playing watersport a lot, you would really appreciate it.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
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