What is the Water Drop Icon at the Top of My Apple Watch Screen?

Have you noticed a small blue water drop at the top of your Apple Watch screen? Coincidentally, did you also notice that the screen was locked? This is a mode that is useful when you are in water, as water can cause your watch’s touch screen to do some unexpected things.

Our guide below will show you how to manually enter this mode, as well as how you can exit it when you don’t need it active anymore.


How to Put the Apple Watch in “Water Mode”

The steps in this article are going to show you how to put the watch is water mode and how to exit that mode. Following these steps are going to activate a mode that is meant to be used when you go into water. Water can make touch screens behave strangely, so enabling this mode will lock the screen. Then, before you can exit this mode, you will spin the digital crown to eject the water from the device and unlock the screen.

Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom of the Apple Watch face.

swipe up from the bottom of the apple watch screen



Step 2: Tap the icon that looks like a drop of water. This is going to put the blue water drop icon at the top of the screen, which will cause it to lock.

what is the water drop on my apple watch



To exit water mode, press the crown button on the side of the watch, then spin the crown when you see this screen.

how to enter water mode on the apple watch



After spinning the crown a few times you will hear a sound come from the watch, then you will see a notification that they watch has been unlocked.


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