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How to eject water from your Apple Watch

The latest Apple Watch was designed for all water-related sports and fitness, making it an ideal smartwatch for anyone looking to track laps in a pool or find out how far they’ve surfed. But the wearable’s water-based tracker also comes with a handy water feature: Water Lock.

The Apple Watch can be waterproof up to 50 meters, but that doesn’t mean water can’t enter the wearable when swimming, surfing, or even taking a shower. Water Lock keeps your Apple Watch locked when you’re in water and even ejects water when you’re done. To keep your Apple Watch dry, read on.

How to Eject Water from Apple Watch

Anyone with an Apple Watch Series 2 or newer can easily activate Water Lock. Much like how you use your Apple Watch as a flashlight, you can enable the feature by going to Control Center. Turning it on will lock the screen so it doesn’t respond to unintended input when users are in water, and turning it off with the Digital Crown easily ejects water from the Apple Watch speaker.

Below is a quick guide to turn your Apple Watch’s Water Lock feature on and off to eject water.

  • On your Apple Watch, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access the Control Panel.
  • Once opened, scroll down and tap the water drop icon.
  • A water drop icon will appear at the top of the watch face.

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  • To eject water, turn the digital crown until the screen says “Unlocked”.
  • A series of sounds will play to clean the water from the speakers. Once done, the Apple Watch can be used normally.

There. You can do this several times in case there is still water. It’s a handy feature for all swimmers and surfers, and is even useful when used in the shower. Although, Apple does not recommend using their cell phone in the shower, as soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions and perfumes can affect it.

For more ways to use your Apple Watch, learn how to change the background image on your Apple Watch and how to use hand gestures on Apple Watch.