Invested in an Apple Wearable Device? You better learn how to expel water from an Apple Watch.
Apple Watch Series 2 and newer have up to 50m water resistance, which means you can take them to the gym, swim, and wear them in the shower without worrying about water damage. However, before you do any of these, you still need to block the water from your Apple Watch before you begin, and expel any water that enters the device when you’re done.
Your device’s water lock locks the screen to prevent accidental operation when underwater. The expulsion of water purges any water stuck inside the watch. Conveniently, both are made using the same feature.
You may be wondering why you need to purge the water from the watch if it is waterproof. Well, water resistance is not the same thing as waterproofing (where water can’t get into the watch) and it means that the internal components are built to resist water damage under certain conditions. Water can get in, but the internal parts are resistant to damage, usually by being coated with water-repellent substances.
Eventually, though, that resistance will wear off, at which point your Apple Watch can break if exposed to water. It will fade faster if you take your watch to depths of water it is not designed for, get harsh soaps or chemicals in it, or leave water inside the device for too long. Obviously, you can avoid the first two by not diving in with your Apple Watch and keeping it away from soaps when you wash your hands or take a shower. Manually expelling water is the way to prevent damage from third parties: it prevents water from staying inside your device for long periods of time. It’s really easy to do and we’ve covered the steps below.
Here’s how to squeeze water out of an Apple Watch.
How to get water out of an Apple Watch
- Swipe up to launch Control Center
- Tap the water drop icon
- Rotate the Digital Crown to unlock and expel water.
Read on for detailed instructions for each step.
1. Before exposing your Apple Watch to water, swipe up from the bottom of the watch face to open Control Center.
2. Swipe up again until you see the water drop icon. Touch the drop of water.
You now have water locked on your Apple Watch, indicated by a water drop icon at the top of the screen. Basically, your watch will be locked and cannot be used in general until you follow the steps below.
3. Get on with your watery business. When you’re done, just turn the digital crown to unlock and expel water. A water drop icon will appear in the center. keep spinning and the drop icon will turn into bubbles. She will notice her Apple Watch making some beeps and can even see and feel water coming out of the speakers. She will sound a confirmation beep once the ejection is complete.
Are you ready. Your Apple Watch has been purged of water, and you can rest assured that you’ve done everything you can to maintain its water resistance and prolong its life. We have many more Apple Watch tutorials to help teach you all the tricks, tips, and tricks out there. Get started with how to use Apple Watch as an iPhone camera remote, how to change the orientation of your Apple Watch, and how to ping your iPhone with your Apple Watch.