Each time the owner removes Apple Watch from his or her wrist, the device locks automatically. Thus nobody cannot access the data or use Apple Watch. The watch can’t be used for any purpose other than telling the time.
Lock, Unlock and Restart Apple Watch
Lock Apple Watch
You can, however, lock your Apple Watch at any time, even when you wear it on your wrist. But you’ll need the passcode to unlock it! Note then when Apple Watch is locked, all notifications you receive go to iPhone.
How to Lock and Unlock Apple Watch
- Lift the wrist to wake the watch.
- Press and hold the side button.
- When you see the Power screen, swipe Lock Device icon to the right. Apple Watch will lock and you’ll see the Lock icon at the top of the display.
- When you decide to unlock the device, tap the screen, and you’ll see Enter Passcode screen.
- Tap your passcode on Enter Passcode screen, and the watch face will appear
Restart Apple Watch
Apple Watch should go running smoothly for many weeks and months. Sometimes, the owner will need to restart the device to resolve problems with software, slowdowns, etc.
Restarting Apple Watch will close all the applications that are running, so the device should be working at full speed when restarted.
How to Restart Apple Watch
- Press and hold the side button.
- As soon as the Power screen appears, tap Power Off and slide it to the right to power the device off.
- Press and hold the side button again.
- When the Apple logo appears on the screen, release the side button.
- The watch face appears, locked.
- Tap the watch face.
- When you see Enter Passcode Screen, type the passcode to unlock the Apple Watch and resume using it.
A Few Apps for Apple Watch
Yelp: When you open this app you’ll see just four icons: Restaurants, Bars, Coffee & Tea, and Hot & New. If you tap on the one you’re interested, Yelp will show you a list sorted by distance, with the all-important star ratings and average cost listed on top of a photograph. If you tap again. you will get the opening hours, a map and the reviews too. The database is enormous and doesn’t turn into tumbleweed whenever you venture into the countryside. Yelp’s app is good for finding places in unfamiliar towns or unfamiliar places.
The Guardian: It’s a news app, but rather than tell you everything. It shows something interesting every time you look at it. In practice that means the app is looking at your preferences in the larger iPhone app and showing you one story that it thinks you’ll be interested in. The user will see a headline, a small photo and a synopsis, and you can either Force Touch to save the item to your reading list, or use Handoff to open the full item on your phone.
Philips Hue: This is Philips’ HomeKit-compatible bulb system app. It enables you to create light recipes that you can save for easy access. It’s based around a hub that connects to your wireless router, allowing control via phone, tablet or watch. Once installed you need to create its widgets using the Hue app on your phone – but once you’ve done that you can then tap on the appropriate icon to call up its settings. The app also integrates with Siri.
Foursquare City Guide: The main interface of City Guide has five tappable areas: Search, Favorites, Food, Coffee and Nightlife. Tapping on the appropriate option takes you to a list of venues, but instead of just filtering by distance the app also filters by Foursquare user ratings. The list gives you the name, price bracket, average rating and distance for each venue, and if you tap on a venue you’ll see reviews, photos, maps and other key information. The big selling point here is Foursquare’s global reach.
Google Maps: Watch users have a choice of transport apps on their Watch. The built-in Maps app from Apple is still the most versatile thanks to excellent maps, directions and now public transport options in some cities. But Google’s answer is straightforward and attractive. Google Maps gives directions for two destinations, home and work, but will also show routes recently followed on your phone. A Force Press on the Watch screen lets you switch between walking, driving and public transport modes.
Camera Remote: This app let’s your frame a shot remotely with your Apple Watch by seeing a preview of what’s in the phone viewfinder via the Watch screen. It also has a shutter button and initiates a countdown. It works with both the front and back cameras and is free.
Chipotle: While it’s not the most groundbreak app, the user can create a one-tap order with the Chipotle Apple Watch app and have his or her meal ready to go while the user is on the treadmill at the gym next door. It’s as efficient as it is calorie rich.
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How to lock and unlock your Apple Watch. Uploaded by iDB on April 27, 2015. Locking and Unlocking the Apple Watch is similar to iOS, but there are some differences you should definitely be aware of. This video explains.