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Where is the power button on Apple Watch?

Want to power down your Apple Watch, but not sure how? Follow along for where to find the power button on any Apple Watch model.

As you’ve probably noticed, pressing the Side button on Apple Watch pulls up the Dock with your most recently used apps. And the Digital Crown acts as a Home button as well as summoning Siri. Here’s the extra step to getting your Apple Watch to power down.

If you have an Apple Watch Series 4, note that the Side button is flush with the case of the watch and tends to blend in.

Where is the power button on Apple Watch?

  1. Look for the oblong button next to the Digital Crown on the side of your Apple Watch
  2. Press and hold the Side button until the power off screen appears
  3. Swipe from left to right on the power off slider to turn it off

Here’s how the process looks:

As shown in the middle screenshot below, if you don’t hold the Side button long enough, you’ll open the Dock with recent apps instead of the power off screen.

where is the power button on Apple Watch?

Read more about the buttons on your Apple Watch on Apple’s support document here.

For more help getting the most out of your Apple devices, check out our how to guide as well as the following articles:

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Michael is an editor for 9to5Mac. Since joining in 2016 he has written more than 3,000 articles including breaking news, reviews, and detailed comparisons and tutorials.