How To “Close Apps” Or “Force Quit Apps” On Apple Watch?

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Last Updated on March 16, 2022

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Are you trying to close the app on your Apple Watch? Or does any app just freeze and is not closing? If this is the case then in this post I am going to tell you steps to “Close Apps” Or “Force Quit Apps” On Apple Watch.

How To "Close Apps" Or "Force Quit Apps" On Apple Watch

How To Close Apps On Apple Watch?

Note: When you switch from one app to another app. It doesn’t close completely, instead, it just gets minimized. Follow the steps below to close all the inactive apps on your Apple Watch.

  • Press and release the Side button.
  • When the options prompt, scroll down and choose open apps with the help of your finger touch or digital crown.
  • Now choose whatever app you want to close.
  • Once you selected the app which you want to close, then just swipe right.
  • Tap the Red “X” icon.
  • You are done.

How To Force Close Apps On Apple Watch?

Many times apps just freeze and won’t close. In that case, follow the steps given below to force quit the apps on Apple Watch. To force quits the app, press and hold the side button until you see the Shutdown screen. Then press and hold the Digital Crown button until the app quits.


FAQS | Frequently Asked Questions

On Which WatchOS These Steps Works 

The given steps work on all the Apple Watch models running over watchOS 4 and later, including watchOS 8.

How To Close All Apps At Once On Apple Watch?

It’s sad but there is no way to close all of the apps at once on the Apple Watch as you do on Smartphones. On your Apple Watch, you have to close each app manually by swapping the apps left from right.

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Rahul Choudhary is a technology and troubleshooting expert. He gives his expert opinion on different technology trends and provides troubleshooting guides for different apps, websites, & consumer hardware products. He graduated in BA English Honours from the University Of Delhi, and later he learned HTML and WordPress. He also did a certificate course in Hardware and Network Troubleshooting , and a certificate course in Computer Architecture.