If you are new to owning an Apple Watch, then one thing that you may not have considered doing with this watch is locking it.
It is something that you might have simply not realized that you have to do, and now that you own a watch, you might find yourself confused about how to lock your Apple Watch.
Thankfully, locking your Apple Watch is surprisingly easy. Once you know what you are doing, you will be able to lock and unlock your Apple Watch without any issue.
That’s why we’re looking at how to lock your Apple Watch in this guide.
There are a couple of different ways that you can lock your Apple Watch. In this guide, I’ll tell you all about the different ways to lock your Apple Watch. So if you want to find out more, keep on reading!
How To Lock Apple Watch
As I have said, there are a couple of different ways to lock your Apple Watch.
You can lock your Apple Watch automatically or you can lock it manually, depending on what method works best for you. So, let me tell you how to lock your Apple Watch.
Most people who own an Apple Watch prefer to set their Apple Watch to lock automatically.
A lot of technology that we use now-a-days has the ability to do things automatically, and your Apple Watch is no different.
When you start using your Apple Watch, it will likely be programmed to lock automatically using wrist movement.
If you have bought your Apple Watch second hand, then there is a small chance that the person you have purchased the watch from has switched off this function.
However, most people will choose to have their Apple Watch lock automatically.
In order to lock and unlock automatically, your Apple Watch will use wrist detection technology. This technology is incredibly important to allow your Apple Watch to track a variety of different things.
These include activity measurements, heart rate tracking, notifications, and emergency calls.
If you want to check if your Apple Watch is set to lock and unlock automatically, it is really simple.
- All you need to do is open the settings app on your Apple Watch.
- Then you will be prompted to input your passcode. With your passcode entered, you will then be able to toggle between wrist detection on and off.
- If the wrist detection is toggled on, then your Apple Watch will lock and unlock automatically.
- Whereas if it is toggled off, you will need to lock your watch manually.
So let me tell you how to lock your watch manually.
You might expect locking your Apple Watch manually to be tricky, this isn’t actually the case.
While it will take a few extra steps, locking your watch manually is incredibly simple, and something that you can effortlessly do once you know what you are doing.
It is important to note that you will only be able to lock your Apple Watch manually if you have switched off wrist detection.
You cannot lock your watch manually if you have the settings set to allow it to lock automatically.
With the wrist detection toggled off, you can easily lock your Apple Watch by holding onto the bottom of the screen of your watch.
Once you have done this, you will be prompted to swipe up, and this will open the control center. From the control center, you will then see a variety of buttons, including one that looks like a lock.
Simply click on the lock shaped icon and this will lock your Apple Watch.
You may want to lock your Apple Watch manually when exercising. You can easily do this by swiping right when using the “workout” app.
A lock-shaped icon will appear in this menu, so simply click on this to lock your Apple Watch.
How To Unlock Apple Watch
Just as you can lock your Apple Watch both automatically and manually, you can also unlock your Apple Watch automatically and manually.
With wrist detection on, your Apple Watch will unlock when the watch detects that your wrist is in a position that would allow you to use the watch.
You can also set your Apple Watch to unlock automatically when you use your iPhone, I’ll tell you how to do this shortly. But first, let’s take a look at how to unlock your Apple Watch manually.
Unlocking your Apple Watch manually is really simple. As I said earlier, there will be a passcode associated with your Apple Watch.
This is the passcode that you will have to use to adjust the settings for your Apple Watch, and this is the passcode that you will also need to use to unlock your Apple Watch manually.
Simply tap the screen of your Apple Watch to wake the Apple Watch, then enter the passcode when prompted. This will unlock your Apple Watch and allow you to access all of its features.
How To Lock And Unlock Apple Watch Using iPhone
Finally, let me tell you how to lock and unlock your Apple Watch using your iPhone.
This is really simple, and the method that most people will use when it comes to their Apple Watch as this method will unlock their Apple Watch whenever they unlock their iPhone.
To do this, simply open up the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Tap on the menu labeled “my watch”, then tap the passcode. Enter your passcode, then select “unlock with iPhone”.
With this selected, your Apple Watch will be unlocked whenever you use your iPhone within normal Bluetooth range of your watch.
In short, locking your Apple Watch is super simple. You can lock your Apple Watch automatically and manually, just as you can unlock your Apple Watch automatically and manually.
In this guide, I have told you all about the different ways to do this, including how to connect your Apple Watch to your iPhone.