How to Eject Water from Your Apple Watch After a Swim

So you’re planning on going for a swim with your Apple Watch on your wrist to track your workout? Or maybe you’ve just returned from your swim and are now wondering whether your watch is all clear of water or not. Well, thanks to the IP rating on the Apple Watch, you don’t have to worry about water getting inside the watch while swimming. However, the speaker grills on the side of the watch can get filled with water. This wouldn’t ruin your watch, but it will muffle the sound, and it’s not a good idea to have water stuck around metal for too long anyway. The good news is that watchOS 6 comes with a cool feature that lets you eject the water out of the speaker grill. Here’s how to eject water from your Apple Watch after a swim.

How to Eject Water from Your Apple Watch

  • Swipe up from the bottom to open the Control Center. Here tap on the water-drop icon.

Apple watch water lock mode

  • Your watch will now show a water-drop on the center-top of the display as shown below.

Apple watch water lock mode home screen

  • To eject any water that may have gotten stuck inside the speaker, just rotate the Digital Crown.

Eject water apple watch

Your watch will make a series of sounds that eject the water out of the speaker grills, and you’re all set to go.

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Safely Use Your Watch to Track Swimming Workouts

The water-lock mode is actually meant to ensure that your screen remains locked while you’re swimming. This prevents the watch from taking phantom touches due to the water, and once you’re done from the swim, you can simply rotate the Digital Crown to both unlock the watch and make sure that any water that’s stuck inside the speaker on your Apple Watch gets removed. So the next time you’re wondering whether you should wear your Apple Watch to the swimming pool, just put it in the water-lock mode, track your swimming session, and then follow this tutorial to remove any water that may be stuck inside the speaker grills of your watch. Also, if you want to know any thing else about the Apple Watch or watchOS 6, let me know in the comments and I’ll definitely help you out.

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