While it doesn’t happen very often, Apple Watch apps can freeze up. (Hey, it happens on any electronic device or platform.) Luckily, it takes just a few steps to close the frozen app and restart it. Here’s how.
How To Force Close a Frozen App on Your Apple Watch
Here’s what to do if an app freezes up, not responding to any gestures, or if it simply begins behaving.
- Press and hold the Side Button on the Apple Watch. (It’s the button next to the Digital Crown.)
- When you see the “Power Off” slider appear, release the Side Button.
- Press and hold the Digital Crown until you see the app close.
- You’ll be brought back to the Main App Screen, where you can re-open the app with a tap of the finger.
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