How To Disable Handwashing Reminders And Timer On Apple Watch

Disable Handwashing Reminders And Timer

In this guide we show you how you can disable handwashing reminders and timers on your Apple Watch in case you find them annoying or useless.

After the start of the pandemic Apple added Handwashing Reminders and Handwashing Timer features to Apple Watch in order to help users in preventing getting sick by washing their hands.

The Handwashing Reminders are notifications that are sent to the user every time they re-enter their home. The Watch reminds the user to wash their hands to avoid getting sick.

The Handwashing Timers on the other hand are 20 second timers that start when your Apple Watch detects that you are washing your hands. The useful 20 second countdown helps user in washing his or her hands for 20 seconds to maximize the chances of removing germs.

If you’re looking to get rid of the handwashing timers and reminders, then we are here to help.

Good news is you can easily disable Handwashing reminders and turn off handwashing timers on Apple Watch if you don’t want to receive them. This can be done by following a few simple steps.

How to turn off Handwashing Timer

You can turn off Handwashing timer on your Apple Watch by following these steps.

turn off Handwashing Timer

Step 1. On your Apple Watch open Settings.

Step 2. Go to Handwashing settings page.

Step 3. Turn Off the toggle for Handwashing Timer.

You can also disable Handwashing Timer from Watch app on iPhone by going to Watch -> My Watch -> Handwashing and turning off Handwashing Timer toggle.

How to turn off Handwashing Reminders

Apple Watch reminds you to wash your hands within a few minutes of returning home. If you want to disable handwashing reminders, then you can follow the steps below.

turn off Handwashing Reminders

Step 1. On your iPhone open Watch app and go to My Watch tab.

Step 2. Go to Handwashing settings page.

Step 3. Turn off the toggle for Handwashing Reminders.

There you go folks this is how you can disable handwashing reminders and turn off handwashing timers on your Apple Watch.

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