Press or rotate the Digital Crown
Press the side button
Remove your Apple Watch band
You can find the band release buttons on the back of your watch.
Learn how to remove your Apple Watch band.
Glance at your Apple Watch screen
With Apple Watch Series 2 or later, you can gradually wake your screen to keep its brightness low. For example, you might want to glance at the screen in a cinema.
Turn the Digital Crown slowly to gradually wake the screen, then turn it the other way to put the screen back to sleep.
If you have Apple Watch Series 5, you can glance at your screen any time with the Always On feature.
You can use several gestures to interact with your Apple Watch. When you touch the screen, your watch uses Force Touch technology to sense how hard you press.
Firmly press the screen to change the watch face, see options in an app, and more.
Tap the screen to select a button or item. On Apple Watch Series 5 with Always On, a tap brings the screen to full brightness.
Drag your finger across the screen to scroll or adjust a slider.
Swipe up, down, left or right to see different screens.
* Available on Apple Watch Series 2 or later only. Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch (1st generation) aren't suitable for swimming. Learn about water resistance on your Apple Watch.