1. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    I was putting on my Apple Watch this morning and accidentally turned ON theater mode and the water lock feature. I can’t seem to get them off By swiping up to access control center
    06-28-2020 09:07 AM
  2. Ed7789's Avatar
    The water lock feature disables the touch screen.

    To disable it, rotate the Digital Crown (aka wheel). After a couple of seconds of rotation, it will unlock the screen.

    Then, you can access Control Centre and disable Theatre mode.
    Just_Me_D, Chris Cook5 and Annie_M like this.
    06-28-2020 09:36 AM
  3. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    so if you go swimming or take a shower, turn that ON
    Annie_M likes this.
    06-28-2020 10:38 AM
  4. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    so if you go swimming or take a shower, turn that ON
    Yes, however, after both events, make sure you rinse your watch with tap water to flush away soap and chemicals that Apple says WILL damage the watch if it's not cleaned.
    Annie_M likes this.
    06-28-2020 10:46 AM
  5. Annie_M's Avatar
    If I Have to go out in the rain, I try and activate the water leak feature BEFORE! If I forget, I still do so after the fact as a precaution!
    06-28-2020 10:52 AM
  6. Tartarus's Avatar
    The water lock feature is only there to prevent your watch from accidentally detecting touches to the screen.
    It doesn’t do anything to close the watch to water intake or whatsoever.
    Doing the rinse thingie after disabling water lock does help with purging excess water from the speaker, but that’s all there is to it.

    So if you went out in rain and forgot to turn on water lock, doing so after the fact doesn’t add anything much.
    06-28-2020 11:40 AM
  7. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    for some reason I don’t want to take that risk of swimming with it or showering with it even though I know you can. What do you guys do?
    06-28-2020 11:54 AM
  8. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    You don't need to enable the water lock feature.
    06-28-2020 12:15 PM
  9. Mars20's Avatar
    I won’t swim in my Apple Watch either. Not just because I have the Milanese band, but because I wouldn’t want shampoo or chlorine to get in contact with it. I can read the clock on the wall, even without my specs!
    06-28-2020 12:20 PM
  10. Annie_M's Avatar
    I am leery about swimming in a chlorinated pool with my Watch on.
    06-28-2020 01:02 PM
  11. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I’ve gone swimming with my watch, just rinsed it afterwards and did the whole water ejection thing. No problem.
    Tartarus and scruffypig like this.
    06-28-2020 03:30 PM

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