How to Turn Off Water Lock on Galaxy Watch 4 (Simple Method)

The Galaxy Watch 4 comes with a water lock feature that can be enabled from the settings. But disabling it is different. This guide is meant to show you how to turn off Water Lock on Galaxy Watch 4.

The Galaxy Watch 4 series is among the best smartwatch series on the market. Well of course for athletes Samsung is yet to achieve the heights as other tough watches like Garmin. But other watches can’t match its software experience as it comes with fluid WearOS.

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 series comes with many useful features such as Body composition measurement, Always on display, Blood pressure, Water resistant, Water lock, and many more. Here in this guide, we will be talking about the Water Lock feature. Specifically, we will see how to turn off water lock on Galaxy Watch 4.

Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic come with an IP68 rating which tells that the Watch is water resistant. The Watch even comes with Swimming mode which means we can wear it during Swimming for a specific time. Not only this but there are other features associated with water resistant. Also, the watch is designed to hold water from going inside the watch. And you can eject water from the water that the watch holds and prevent it from entering the watch.

How to Turn Off Water Lock on Galaxy Watch 4

In addition to water ingress into the watch, there is another problem that is common when using the watch in water activities. I’m talking about those miss touches that happen too often, causing the Watch 4 to misbehave. To prevent this, Samsung has included the Water Lock feature which turns off the touch function on the watch. So users can turn on Water Lock before going for water activity.

You must be wondering if we turn off the touch of the watch, how are we going to use it, or even turn off the water lock mode. Well, this guide is about that. While the watch lets you enable Water Lock using touch, you’ll have to turn it off in another way. And it’s very easy. But first, let’s see how to enable Water Lock.

Turn on Water Lock

  1. Swipe up from the watch face to open Apps.
  2. Tap on the Settings/gear icon to open Settings.
  3. Scroll down till you find Advanced Features and tap it.
  4. Under advanced features, you will find the Water Lock option. Tap on it.
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  5. Now turn the toggle on to enable Water Lock on your Galaxy Watch 4.

This will disable the touch of your watch. You can also enable the Water Lock from the quick settings. Now let’s find out how to disable the water lock and enable the touch again.

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Turn Off / Disable Water Lock

Disabling the water lock or turning off the water lock is easier than turning it on. Here’s how to turn off the water lock on Galaxy Watch 4.

Press and hold the upper button (Home button) until you see turning off the water lock on the watch screen. The watch will now eject the water from your watch. If you want to cancel it, press the button once to disable it. Or wait for a few seconds to eject water. And in a few seconds, the Water Lock will be disabled.

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Water Lock is one of the useful features and it is also present in Apple Watch. And the cool thing is that you can remove water from inside the watch. Well, there is a small amount of water going inside the watch and it doesn’t really reach the component as the watch is water resistant and there is a tight fitting of the components to stop the water.

So before going for any water activity it is recommended to enable Water Lock. Also, you wouldn’t want your watch to perform functions of its own which can happen by miss touch. Samsung really changed the wearable game by adopting the WearOS. The same can be said for Google as wearOS was not that popular. Recently Samsung has also released the Galaxy Watch 5 which also comes with water lock feature and the process is the same.

So that’s all on how to disable water lock on Galaxy Watch 4. I hope you found this guide helpful. Don’t forget to share it with other Galaxy Watch 4 users. And in case of any issues let us know in the comment section below.

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By Ashutosh Singh

Ashutosh started his technical writing journey when he was a university student. He is now a full time tech blog writer specializing in smartwatch based tech news and how-to guides. He spends his free time exploring games and useful gadgets.

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