Apple Watch is a popular and customizable wristwatch designed to be an adjunct to your iPhone. With your watchOS, you get access to messages, notifications, calls, provided it is connected with your iPhone. Moreover, Apple Watch is known for fitness and workout tracking. So, you can monitor heart rate, ECG, measure blood oxygen level, GPS tracking of workouts, etc. On the watchOS face, you will find lots of status icons and symbols. Since the watchOS screen is compact, you cannot find the description of the icons. At times you might have noticed a red dot on your watch face. Those familiar with watchOS knew what Red Dot is. If you are on the other side, we have got you covered. Learn what does the Red Dot on Apple Watch mean and the possible ways to remove it.
What is a Red Dot on Apple Watch?
A red dot on your Apple Watch is nothing but a notification that indicates you have unread notifications on your Apple Watch. As you can receive messages and emails on your Apple Watch, you will get notified when there is a new message. In case if you have not read any notifications, by looking at this red dot, you can know that you missed out on something to read. You can tap on the red dot, and it will show you all the notifications. Now, use your Digital Crown to scroll and read the notifications.
Possible Ways to Remove the Red Dot on Apple Watch
If you want to get cleared of the Red Dot, you shall read the notifications. Alternatively, you shall even hide or delete the Red Dot.
Read the Notification to Remove Red Dot on watchOS
Unfortunately, Apple Watch doesn’t let you access the Notification Center from the home screen. So to view the Notification Center, swipe down from the top of the watch face and swipe back up. Alternatively, you can launch Notification Center from other apps or screens with a touch and hold on to the screen, and swipe down the Notification Center. However, if you don’t want the red dot to appear on your watch face, you can remove it at any time.
How to Remove the Red Dot on Apple Watch
You can hide the red dot on Apple Watch in two ways.
- From your iPhone
- Frome your Apple Watch
Hide the Red Dot from iPhone
1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
2. Click on the Notifications.
3. Toggle off the slider next to the Notifications Indicator option on the phone screen.
4. Now, the red dot will be hidden. Remember that if the switch is in green color, it means it is on. Otherwise, it is off.
Hide the Red Dot from your Apple Watch
1. Press the Digital Crown to wake your Apple Watch.
2. Hit the Gear icon to launch the Settings app.
3. Choose Notifications.
4. Turn off the Notification Indicator.
How to Hide Red Dot on Apple Watch for Specific Apps
Sometimes, you may not want to receive notifications from particular apps. In that situation, you have the option to remove the red dot for particular apps.
1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap on Notifications in the My Watch tab.
2. Select the app for which you don’t want to get the notifications.
3. Further, click on the Notification Off option.
Note: If you want to disable notifications for apps mirroring your iPhone notifications, go to Custom >> Notifications Off.
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That’s how easy it is to hide the red dot on your watchOS. The red dot is a just reminder that lets you know about unread notifications. Hope this blog has given you a clear explanation of a red dot on the Apple Watch and how to hide it. If you have any questions or feedback to share with us regarding this article, you shall let us know in the comments section. You shall visit our blog for more article updates, tips, tricks, and troubleshoot.