Quit apps on the Apple Watch and close them completely

The Apple Watch with its watchOS operating system and the apps running on it is neither too far from the iPhone nor the Mac. Therefore, with the Smartwatch from Cupertino it can happen that a program freezes, an application uses too much CPU or other problems occur. Therefore, it is good to know how to exit or completely close an Apple Watch app. In the following I'll show you how to do it.

Current model: Apple Watch Series 5 - information, pictures and technical data

End apps on the Apple Watch or close them completely with a restart - here you will find the instructions against annoying, stubborn and frozen apps on the Smartwatch with watchOS.

End apps on the Apple Watch or close them completely with a restart - here you will find the instructions against annoying, stubborn and frozen apps on the Smartwatch with watchOS.

Instructions: Exit an Apple Watch app

Like a program window or the corresponding tab in the dock / taskbar, a program must first be made visible on the smartwatch. So first call the problematic application. Then you can finish it with little effort. You can do this with these simple steps:

  1. Side button on the watch for 2 seconds
  2. Option to Shut down the app choose
  3. digital Crown Hold down until the app is closed

This is how it works: Close the Apple Watch application completely

Especially if the application freezes completely under watchOS and no longer reacts at all, it should be closed completely. Basically, this can only be done by completely restarting the Apple Watch. If you want to restart the Apple Watch, proceed as follows:

  1. Side button Press until the "Switch off" slider appears
  2. "Switch off" slider press to turn off the clock
  3. After shutting down the clock the Side button Press until the Apple logo appears

Complete crash: Force restart Apple Watch

If a single application, several apps at the same time or the entire watchOS system go nuts and the watch no longer reacts, the regular restart could also fail. Then you should consider performing a forced restart. But be careful: you should only choose this as a last resort and never do it when the operating system is being updated. If in doubt, leave the device alone for the time being and then go through the above steps again later. But if nothing really works, you can force an Apple Watch restart like this: Press the digital crown and side button simultaneously for at least 10 seconds; do not let go until the Apple logo appears. (Source)

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1 comment

  1. Horst Christian Figge says:

    Finally found something for my recently used Apple Watch 3!

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