The Activity circles and awards on your Apple Watch can be a great motivation to be active everyday. It’s rewarding to close those circles, and can be something that you work toward everyday in an effort to stay healthy.
One additional way that you can use this feature is by sharing your activity information with a friend or family member. The sharing interaction between two people are then shared, and you will receive notifications when they close their activity circles, or earn an award. But if you find that you dislike receiving these notifications, then it is possible to turn them off. Our tutorial below will show you where to find that setting and stop the notifications.
If you don’t want or need the sounds from your watch to let you know about notifications, then our guide on how to turn off Apple Watch sound can help you change those settings.
How to Stop Receiving Activity Notifications About Others on the Apple Watch
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.2.2. The watch being affected is an Apple Watch 2 using WatchOS 4.3.2. This is going to stop you from receiving notifications about others when they complete all of their activity rings, finish a workout, or earn an award.
Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom-left of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll down and choose the Activity option.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Activity Sharing Notifications to turn it off. I have turned off my Activity Sharing Notifications in the picture below.
The flashlight on the iPhone is a really handy utility that you can find to be helpful in a variety of situations. Find out how to use the flashlight on your Apple Watch, too, if you would like to be able to illuminate a dark space without having to hold your iPhone.
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