Like any electronic device, sometimes you just want to silence any sound emitting from them, and the Apple Watch is no exception in this matter. Fortunately, Apple has included lots of options for dealing with sound. You can manage sound and mute settings from the Apple Watch Settings app, from glances, and more. In this latest Apple Watch walkthrough, we show you manage volume and how to mute sounds on your device.
How to adjust the sound on the Apple Watch
- Open Settings → Sounds & Haptics, and tap the volume buttons under the Alert Volume heading to adjust the volume.
You can also tap once on the volume slider to select it, and turn the Digital Crown to alter the volume up or down. Using the Digital Crown is much quicker, so I recommend using that.
If you’d prefer to adjust the sound from your paired iPhone, do the following:
- Open the Apple Watch app → My Watch → Sounds & Haptics, and then use the Alert Volume slider to adjust the volume.
How to mute your Apple Watch
- Open Settings → Sounds & Haptics, and turn on Silent Mode.
You can also swipe up on the watch face and swipe to reveal the Settings glance. On the Settings glance, you’ll find a Silent Mode button that can be used to mute your Apple Watch.
If you’d like to mute the sound from your paired iPhone, do the following:
- Open the Apple Watch app → My Watch → Sounds & Haptics, and then enable the Silent Mode switch.
It’s also possible to mute a new alert and/or notification sound by placing your palm on the display of the Apple Watch for three seconds. After enough time has elapsed, you’ll feel a tap to confirm that mute is enabled. In order to use this feature, you need to ensure that Cover to Mute is enabled in either the Apple Watch app on iPhone or Settings on your Watch.
To find Cover to Mute settings, do one of the following:
- On Apple Watch, open Settings → Sounds & Haptics, and turn on Cover to Mute.
- On iPhone, open the Apple Watch app → My Watch → Sounds & Haptics, and then enable Cover to Mute.
It’s probably a good idea to become familiar with the sound and mute settings on the Apple Watch as soon as possible. The last thing you want is a loud ringer or alert going on at an most inopportune time. What do you think?