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How to Activate Water Lock mode in WatchOS 10

I wrote How to Use Water Lock Mode on Your Apple Watch in Class back in July. In that post, I shared how I use the Water Lock mode. I am still using this to stop my students from playing with all the buttons on my Apple Watch.

WatchOS 10 has changed the way that you access Control Center. Instead of swiping up from the bottom of the screen, you now need to press the side button.

Turn on Water Lock Mode

  1. Press the side button on your Apple Watch
  2. Use the digital crown to scroll down to the water droplet icon.
  3. Tap on the water droplet icon.

Turn off Water Lock mode

  1. Hold down the Digital Crown
  2. Keep holding until the Watch finishes beep beep.

WatchOS 10

This year, there were some big changes to WatchOS. As I have mentioned above, Control Centre has moved, and you can access that by pressing the Side Button and not swiping up from the bottom of the screen like before.

Pressing the Digital Crown now shows you a list of all your apps or the grid view, depending on what you have it set on.

Swiping up from the bottom of the screen now shows the Smart Stack. This is a lot like the old Siri Watch face. It displays time-sensitive information like timers and calendar events. You can also have cards here for your favourite apps.

You can learn more about WatchOS 10 from Apple WatchOS 10, or if you want a deeper dive into some of the new features, you can read about them in Alex Guyot’s post watchOS 10: The MacStories Preview – MacStories


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