Apple Watch Handwashing feature

How To Enable, Use And Disable Apple Watch Handwashing Timer

Apple Watch Handwashing feature

Apple has added a new Handwashing Timer feature to the Apple Watch. All Apple Watch models running watchOS 7 or later get this new feature. The Handwashing timer feature allows Apple Watch users to wash their hands more effectively by running an automatic 20-second timer. The timer starts automatically as the Apple Watch detects handwashing motion using its built-in sensors.

watchOS 7’s Handwashing timer feature is not enabled by default, so if you want to use it you first need to enable it from Watch’s settings.

Below you can find instructions on how to enable handwashing feature on Apple Watch. You will also learn how to use the Apple Watch’s Handwashing feature.

If you are looking to disable Apple Watch Handwashing feature, then you can also find instructions for it below.

How To Enable Handwashing Feature On Apple Watch

Apple Watch Handwashing timer feature

Follow these simple steps to enable handwashing feature on Apple Watch running watchOS 7 or later.

  1. On your Apple Watch access the homescreen and launch Settings.
  2. From the Settings page scroll down and tap on Handwashing option.
  3. Now from the Handwashing page enable the toggle for Handwashing Timer.

How To Use Apple Watch’s Handwashing feature

After you have enabled Apple Watch’s handwashing timer feature you can start using it right away. The handwashing timer is triggered automatically as the Apple Watch detects that you are washing your hand using its built-in motion sensors.

The Watch detects the movement of your hands to determine if you are washing your hands and starts the 20-second timer without requiring any effort from your end. As you continue to move your hands while washing your hands the timer decreases. It even pauses when you stop the hand movement.

After the 20-second timer is done the Apple Watch lets you know that you can stop the handwashing process.

How To Disable Handwashing Feature On Apple Watch

You can follow these instructions to disable handwashing timer feature on Apple Watch.

  1. On Apple Watch access the homescreen and launch Settings.
  2. From the Settings page scroll down and tap on Handwashing option.
  3. Now from the Handwashing page disable the toggle for Handwashing Timer.

There you go folks, this is how you can easily enable, use and disable Apple Watch handwashing timer feature on your Apple Watch that is running watchOS 7 or later.

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