How to Mute an Apple Watch

The steps in this article are going to show you how to mute an Apple Watch.

  • You can mute your Apple Watch either directly from the watch, or through the Watch app on your iPhone.
  • Putting your Apple Watch into silent mode won’t mute alarms or timers if the watch is charging.
  • You can also tap the icon on the watch with two masks on it to put the watch into theater mode. This will mute the Apple Watch and prevent the screen from illuminating.
  1. Press the crown button on the side of the watch to get to the Home screen.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of the watch face to open the menu.
  3. Scroll down and tap the bell icon.

Like most of the other electronic devices that you own, your Apple Watch can make some noises.

But, unlike something like your iPhone, you may not know how to mute it to prevent those sounds from playing.

Luckily there are a couple of different ways to mute your Apple Watch. In our guide below we will show you how to mute the watch both directly from the watch, as well as through the Watch app on the iPhone.

How to Mute an Apple Watch

The steps in this article were performed using an Apple Watch 2 and an iPhone 11. However, these same steps will also work for most other Apple watch and iPhone models.

Step 1: Press the crown button on the side of your Apple Watch.

Step 2: Swipe up from the bottom of the watch face.

swipe up from the bottom of the watch face

Step 3: Scroll down and tap the bell icon to mute the device.

how to mute the Apple Watch

When the watch is muted the bell icon will become red and there will be a slash through it.

a muted Apple Watch

As mentioned earlier you can also mute the Apple Watch through the Watch app on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Watch app.

open the Watch app

Step 2: Choose the My Watch tab at the bottom-left of the screen.

select the My Watch tab

Step 3: Scroll down and select the Sounds & Haptics option.

open the Sounds and Haptics menu

Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Silent Mode to turn it on.

how to mute the Apple Watch from your iPhone

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