How to mute the ringer and alerts on your Apple Watch

It's sometimes necessary to mute your Apple Watch for either circumstance or peace of mind.



Whether you're in the middle of a romantic dinner or need some quiet time, it's occasionally wise to mute your Apple Watch using Silent Mode. Doing so is a simple enough process as you can see here.


Here are a few essential points to keep in mind:

  • On Apple Watch, Silent Mode and Do Not Disturb aren't the same thing. With the former, only the sound is silenced, which means haptics will still tap you as needed.
  • Also, Silent Mode does not silent alarms or timers on Apple Watch.
  • You can also take your hand and cover the front of your watch to stop a sound. Be sure Cover to Mute is enabled in the Watch app for iPhone on the My Watch tab under Sound & Haptics.

How to use Silent Mode on your Apple Watch

To silent your wearable device:

  1. Push the Digital Crown to make sure you're on an Apple Watch face.
  2. Swipe up with your finger to reveal the Control Center.
  3. Scroll down and tap the Silent button, which features a bell icon.



You can also mute your Apple Watch from the Watch app on iPhone:

  1. In the Watch app on the My Watch tab, tap Sound & Haptics.
  2. At the top of the screen, enable Silent Mode.




Reverse the steps above to turn off Apple Watch muting.


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