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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.
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:
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:
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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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.