If you have an Apple Watch, you may have noticed a water drop icon appearing from time to time. So, what does the water drop mean on Apple Watch? It indicates that the Water Lock feature is enabled.

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The Water Lock feature locks the watch when you’re swimming or taking a shower, so you don’t activate the screen accidentally or get water inside the watch. Since the Apple Watch is water-resistant but not waterproof, the Water Lock feature comes in handy.

Water Lock activates automatically whenever you start a water-based workout such as surfing or swimming, but you can also turn it on manually in the Control Center. When the feature is on, you’ll see a water drop icon at the top of the screen.

If Water Lock is enabled and you see the water drop icon on your watch, here’s how to turn it off:

  1. Start turning the Digital Crown in any direction. You will hear some sounds and there could also be some moisture on your wrist.
Digital Crown
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2. Continue turning the Digital Crown until you see a message that lets you know that the water has been ejected from the device and the Apple Watch is unlocked.

Resources: How to use Water Lock and eject water from your Apple Watch (Apple.com)