There are a lot of fitness and health related functions on the Apple Watch, and most of them work silently in the background. You may get an occasional update on your physical activity for the day, or you might get a reminder that you should get up and walk around, but most of these notifications are quick and non-intrusive. The Breathe app, however, may be a feature that you dismiss more than others, and its frequent requests to perform a breathing exercise might become a little annoying.
Fortunately you can customize these notifications, called Breathe Reminders, and you can even choose to turn them off completely. Our tutorial below will show you where to find this setting so that you can disable the Breathe Reminders on your Apple Watch and only use the Breathe app on your schedule.
Disable Reminders for the Apple Watch Breathe App
The steps in this article were performed using an iPhone 7 running iOS 10 and paired with an Apple Watch running Watch OS 3.0. Note that this will not remove the Breath app from the Watch. It is only going to stop the periodic Breath reminders that pop up on the Apple Watch every few hours.
Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll down and select the Breathe option.
Step 4: Tap the Breathe Reminders button at the top of the screen.
Step 5: Select the None option.
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