Use Water lock mode to swim with your Samsung smart watch

Man swimming with Water Lock Mode on his smart watch

Going for a swim? Your 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.

Note: Water Lock mode is available on Galaxy Fit, Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch, Gear Fit2 Pro, and Gear Sport. Whenever your watch gets wet, lightly shake it to remove any water before using it.

Turn on Water lock mode from Quick Settings

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 down the Status panel, tap the Water lock mode icon, and then tap Done. On the Galaxy Fit, swipe down from the top of the screen, and then tap the Water lock mode icon. 

To turn off Water lock mode, press and hold the Home key. If needed, follow any on-screen instructions.

Water Lock Mode in the Quick Settings panel on Galaxy Watch Active

Turn on Water lock from Settings

On some watches, Water lock mode won't be in the Quick Settings panel by default. But don't worry, 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. If it's your first time using Water lock mode, read the information and then tap the check mark. Water lock mode will be activated.

To turn off Water lock mode, press and hold the Home button. If needed, follow any on-screen instructions.

Water lock mode option in Settings on Galaxy Watch Active

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