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Workouts with Apple Watch Ultra: How to Lock the Screen

Updated: Apr 16, 2023

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When it comes to working out, the Apple Watch Ultra has become a popular fitness companion. However, one of the biggest challenges that users face during workouts is accidental screen taps and button presses. This is where the SuperLock App steps in to provide a solution. Priced at $4.99, this app is worth the investment as it locks the screen and buttons, preventing any accidental interactions with the watch during workouts. No other solution offers such comprehensive protection.

Why Lock the Screen and Buttons During Workouts?

During intense workouts, it's quite common for users to accidentally activate the Apple Watch Ultra's screen or buttons. This can lead to disrupted workout tracking, unintentional app switching, or even stopping a workout session altogether. To avoid these frustrating situations, it's essential to lock the screen and buttons of the watch.

Introducing the SuperLock App for Apple Watch Ultra

The SuperLock App offers a unique solution for Apple Watch Ultra users who want to lock their screen and buttons during workouts. This app allows you to set a custom combination of taps and presses to unlock the screen, ensuring that you have complete control over your watch during your exercise sessions.

Key Features of the SuperLock App

  1. Screen and button lock: The SuperLock App locks both the screen and buttons of your Apple Watch Ultra, preventing any accidental interactions during workouts.

  2. Custom unlock combination: The app allows you to set your own combination of taps and presses to unlock the screen, adding an extra layer of security.

  3. Child lock mode: The SuperLock App also doubles as a child lock, preventing your child from playing with your watch and potentially causing damage.

Check out this video to understand the features perfectly:

Installing the SuperLock App on Your Apple Watch Ultra

To install the SuperLock App on your Apple Watch Ultra, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the App Store on your Apple Watch Ultra.

  2. Search for the "SuperLock App."

  3. Tap on the app and purchase it for $4.99.

  4. Once the app is downloaded, you can find it in your app list.

How to Use the SuperLock App

Using the SuperLock App is easy and straightforward. Follow these steps to lock your Apple Watch Ultra's screen and buttons during workouts:

  1. Open the SuperLock App on your watch.

  2. Set your custom combination of taps and presses for unlocking the screen.

  3. Activate the app before starting your workout.

Now your Apple Watch Ultra's screen and buttons are locked, allowing you to focus on your workout without any interruptions.

Alternative Solutions to Lock the Screen

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While the SuperLock App is the most comprehensive solution for locking the screen and buttons of your Apple Watch Ultra, there are a few alternative solutions available. However, these alternatives might not offer the same level of protection or ease of use as the SuperLock App.

Water Lock

The Water Lock feature on the Apple Watch Ultra is designed for swimming workouts, but it can also be used to lock the screen during other activities. However, this feature does not lock the buttons, which means that accidental button presses might still occur.

To enable Water Lock, follow these steps:

  1. Swipe up on the watch face to open Control Center.

  2. Tap the Water Lock icon (looks like a water droplet).

  3. To unlock the screen, turn the Digital Crown.

Theater Mode

Theater Mode is another built-in feature of the Apple Watch Ultra that can help prevent accidental screen taps during workouts. This mode silences notifications and disables the screen's "raise to wake" feature, but it does not lock the buttons.

To enable Theater Mode,

follow these steps:

  1. Swipe up on the watch face to open Control Center.

  2. Tap the Theater Mode icon (looks like a comedy/tragedy mask).

  3. To disable Theater Mode and enable the screen again, tap the icon once more.

Keep in mind that while Theater Mode prevents the screen from turning on accidentally, it doesn't protect against accidental button presses.

Comparing the SuperLock App with Alternative Solutions

While Water Lock and Theater Mode offer some degree of protection against accidental screen taps, neither of these features locks the buttons of your Apple Watch Ultra. This means that your workout sessions might still be disrupted by unintentional button presses.

In contrast, the SuperLock App provides a complete solution by locking both the screen and buttons of your watch. Moreover, its custom unlock combination ensures that your watch remains secure throughout your workout. For these reasons, investing $4.99 in the SuperLock App is well worth it for anyone who wants a hassle-free workout experience with their Apple Watch Ultra.

In Conclusion

Workouts with the Apple Watch Ultra can be made smoother and more enjoyable by using the SuperLock App to lock the screen and buttons. With its unique features and easy-to-use interface, the SuperLock App is the best solution available for preventing accidental interactions during your exercise sessions.

For more information on how to protect your Apple Watch and make the most out of its features, check out our comprehensive guide on Childproofing Your Apple Watch: An Easy Guide for Parents.

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