What To Do If Your Apple Watch Gets In Water Or Is Lost

What To Do If Your Apple Watch Gets In Water Or Is Lost

Having an Apple Watch comes with responsibility and risk. They can be dropped in water or get stolen at any time. Now we’re here to show you what to do if your Apple Watch gets dropped in water or stolen.


What To Do If Your Apple Watch Gets In Water

We’ll start by taking you through the steps of how to eject water from your Apple Watch. Now be aware this function only works if you’re Apple Watch can still turn on.

1.First, you’ll simply wake up your Apple watch by either raising your Apple Watch wrist or by pressing the power button.

2.Next, make sure that the Apple Watch is in “Water Lock” mode. You should see a small, blue, water drop-shaped icon at the top of your Apple Watch's screen. If the Apple Watch isn't in Water Lock mode, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center, scroll down, and tap the water drop-shaped icon.

3.Now you can begin turning the digital crown clockwise. You should be able to see the “Water Lock” symbol appear on your Apple Watch screen.

4.Next, you’ll keep rotating the digital crown clockwise. You’ll keep doing this until you see the water-drop-shaped icon expands to fill the circle on the screen. Once the circle is filled, your Apple Watch will start ejecting water.

5.Lastly, you’ll wait for the water ejection process to run its course. As the water is being removed, your Apple Watch will beep repeatedly; then, once it’s done, it’ll return to the clock interface.

The water ejection function only works on Apple Watches that can still turn on and have sustained minimal water damage, so if your watch has taken significant damage, then there are other routes for you to take.

For example, suppose it has Apple insurance. In that case, you can take it to the Apple store and most likely get a replacement, but if it isn’t, you may need to get it repaired or just outright buy a new one.


What To Do If Your Apple Watch Gets Stolen/Lost

While it is unlikely that your Apple Watch will ever get stolen, especially if you constantly wear it on your wrist, there’s always that chance.

First of all, it’s a lot harder to steal an Apple Watch since it’s a device that’s worn on your wrist, rather than just placed in a pocket or a purse.

However, having your Apple Watch stolen is a possibility, especially if you set it down somewhere for a quick second or put it in your bag when you’re commuting.

If, unfortunately, you find out that your Apple Watch is stolen/lost, there are not as many options as to what you can do compared to an iPhone, but there are still a few actions you can take to attempt to retrieve your Apple Watch.

1.This first step is something you can only do before your Apple Watch is stolen/lost. After that, what you can do is turn on the “Activation Lock,” which essentially stops anyone from unpairing and pairing your Apple Watch without knowing your Apple ID password.

2.If you’ve already set up “Find My” on your iPhone, it automatically applies to any Apple Watch paired to your iPhone. Now keep in mind this doesn’t work for any Series 1 Apple Watch since they do not have GPS. For those with a Series 2 and above, as long as GPS is enabled and your Apple Watch either is using data or connected to a trusted Wi-Fi connection, then you’ll be able to see the location of your Apple Watch with ease. If it shows that it’s near you, you can use the “Play Sound” option, and it will ring until you tap to dismiss.

3.Next, you can mark your Apple Watch as “Missing” in the Apple Watch app. When you do this, it disables any Apple Pay cards that may be on your Apple Watch, and it keeps the “Activation Lock” on at all times, even if the watch is erased.

4.Lastly, go to the police and report your Apple Watch as stolen if you cannot use the “Find My” feature. You’ll want to give them as much information as possible, as well as the serial number of your Apple Watch. The serial number can be found by going to the Apple Watch App and “General > About.” It’s even better if you know who stole it, so the police have an idea of where to start.

Hopefully, you never have to deal with your Apple Watch being stolen/lost or even getting dropped in water, but now at least you know some ways to counteract these problems when they arise.


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