The primary function of the Water Lock is to render the Apple Watch's display unresponsive to touch. This is vital to avert unintentional interactions when the device is underwater. Once you deactivate the Water Lock, the built-in mechanism ensures any residual water within the speaker is expelled.
Steps to Activate Water Lock
2. Patiently await the Control Center to emerge, then execute an upward swipe. Notably, the Control Center is accessible from any interface or screen.
3. Seek and tap on the Water Lock button. Following this, you'll notice the Water Lock icon prominently positioned atop the watch face.
It's worth noting that the Apple Watch possesses an innate capacity to discern water-related activities. Consequently, Water Lock is automatically enabled during aquatic exercises such as swimming or surfing. Additionally, for those venturing on a scuba dive using the Apple Watch Ultra, this feature is autonomously activated.
Procedure to Deactivate Water Lock and Expel Water
1. Firmly press (or, in the case of watchOS 8 or its predecessors, rotate) the Digital Crown situated on your Apple Watch's side.
2. Continue until the watch interface indicates "Unlocked." Subsequent to this, a succession of audio tones is produced, which aids in discharging any lingering water from the speaker. Post this process, the display resumes its standard functionality.