Killing a Dead App on The Apple Watch in 3 Steps
Apple Watch has been applauded for its smooth functioning by both the reviewers and early adapters, alike. But given the software is still nascent, you’ll occasionally run into a frozen or bugged-out app on your wearable. That’s where force-quitting or killing comes in, allowing you to manually close off any unresponsive app.
While the process of force-closing an app is relatively an easy fix on the iPhone, it’s not that straightforward on the Apple’s newest launched gadget. Below, you’ll find the steps to force-close a dead app on the Apple Watch.
Force-Closing an App on Apple Watch
Step 1: Go to your Home screen of Apple Watch, open an app, and hold down on the side button for a few seconds.
Step 2: Keep holding it until you see the power slider along with a bunch of other options.
Step 3: When the power slider has popped up, press and hold down on the side button once more, and the system should force-close the unresponsive app in a few seconds.
That’s it! No doubt, the steps are snap, and once you’ve gotten hands on them, you’ll be set for life. But believe me, it’s the kind of feature that can easily be overlooked, even if you’ve spent countless hours playing around with your beloved gadget.
Keep in mind that force-closing an app stops all of its background processes and clears them from memory. Which means the next time you open the app, it will boot back up from a completely closed state – not from a paused state.
It is also advisable to use this process only when you need to. Because when you continue force-closing all your apps, all the time, it leads to wasting more battery life than usual and sluggish performance of the watch.
We’ll keep you updated with more guides and all the awesome features of the Apple Watch. Stay Tuned!
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