How to Turn Off Water Lock on Apple Watch

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If you’re using an Apple Watch Series 2 or later, Water Lock mode may be preventing you from using the touch screen. Fortunately, I know what to do on my Apple Watch SE, and I can show you how to turn off Water Lock while also ejecting any water in your device.

How Do I Turn off Water Lock on My Apple Watch?

Time needed: 1 minute

If you need to turn off Water Lock, simply follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold your Digital Crown until you see the words Unlocked on your Watch screen. This will turn off Water Lock and remove any water in your Apple Watch.

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  2. If you are using watchOS 8 or earlier, rotate your Digital Crown instead of pressing and holding it.


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