Galaxy Watch Active2 - Use the water lock mode to swim with your watch (SM-R825F & SM-R835F)

Last Update date : Oct 03. 2020
Galaxy Watch Active2 - Use the water lock mode to swim with your watch (SM-R825F & SM-R835F)

Going for a swim? Your smart watch is always ready for a dip. Just make sure you turn on Water lock mode to prevent accidental touches on your screen. It will also prevent you from accidentally activating your watch with a wake-up gesture while you're swimming.

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Turn on water lock mode from quick panel

Swim-proof and ready for anything, your watch will work in the pool, the rain, and even in the shower. If you want to prevent accidental touches while you're splashing around, turn on water lock mode. On the watch, swipe downwards from the top edge of the screen to open the quick panel. Swipe left until you find the water lock icon (it looks like 2 drops of water), and then tap the icon to activate the water lock mode.

Turn on water lock mode from quick panel

To turn off water lock mode, press and hold the Home key for 2 or 3 seconds. Shake your watch to remove water completely from it in order to ensure that the atmospheric pressure sensor will work properly, and then tap OK.

Turn on water lock mode from settings

You can easily turn on water lock mode from the regular settings menu. From the Watch's Home screen, navigate to Settings. Then, swipe to and tap Advanced. Next, tap Water lock mode, and then tap the switch to turn it on. Water lock mode will be activated.

Turn on water lock mode from settings

To turn off water lock mode, press and hold the Home key for 2 or 3 seconds. Shake your watch to remove water completely from it in order to ensure that the atmospheric pressure sensor will work properly, and then tap OK.

Turn on water lock mode from the Galaxy Wearable app

If you already jumped in the pool, you can ask your friend to use your phone to turn on the water lock mode via the Galaxy Wearable app. Navigate to the Galaxy Wearable app, and then tap Advanced. Tap Water lock mode, tap Turn on, and then tap OK.

Turn on water lock mode from the Galaxy Wearable app

To turn off water lock mode, press and hold the Home key for 2 or 3 seconds. Shake your watch to remove water completely from it in order to ensure that the atmospheric pressure sensor will work properly, and then tap OK.

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