How do you lock Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MoonageDaydream, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. MoonageDaydream macrumors newbie

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    how can I lock my device manually without taking it off my wrist? There used to be an option to slide to lock if you press and held the power button. That's no longer there so how can I lock it. It's pretty dumb if the only way to lock the device is to take it off.
     
  2. gsxr1000 Suspended

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    Swipe up from bottom you will see the lock. Tap it
     
  3. Julien, Jan 25, 2017
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    Julien macrumors G4

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    Don't think this is what the OP is asking. You are referring to the water lock and the OP wants to (for some reason) lock their :apple:Watch and still wear it.

    OP there isn't a way to fully lock the :apple:Watch while wearing it that I'm aware of. Apple replaced it with SOS. I guess that it seems like a unneeded/unused feature. Under what conditions do you want or feel the need to have your :apple:Watch locked and on your wrist?
     
  4. avkam, Jan 25, 2017
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    avkam macrumors member

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    Basic lock would be nice if you sleep with your watch. Water lock isn't very practical when you wake up before rest of the family.

    Edit:
    >>OP is referring to a full lock since they state removing/lock as a reference.<<
    Oops. Yes, you're right.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G4

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    OP is referring to a full lock since they state removing/lock as a reference.
     
  6. RedGT macrumors member

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    It's disappeared since the last update.....you were able to swipe up and select from there. Now it's gone
     
  7. OriginalAppleGuy macrumors 6502a

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    If you turn off the Wrist Detection in General Settings it will reappear. In the mean time, if you like Wrist Detection so it will lock when you remove it and don't inadvertently leave it unlocked, use the water drop to lock the screen.
     
  8. RedGT macrumors member

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    What if your Apple Watch isn't the waterproof version?
     
  9. OriginalAppleGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Ugh, you're right. Only works on Series 2. Okay, how about this.......temporarily remove the watch from your wrist so it locks. It will stay that way until you unlock it. That's the only thing I can come up with at this point.
     

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