I’ve only had an Apple Watch for a little over a month, but it’s already shown to be invaluable. Notifications, fitness monitoring (which I never use, but the Apple Watch makes being active a lot more fun), making and receiving calls—all it’s there. In fact, I now use WhatsApp on my Apple Watch. However, there are other aspects of watchOS 6 that can be irritating, such as particular symbols and iconography. Consider the small red dot at the top of the screen.
What is the Red Dot on Apple Watch?
You might be wondering what the red dot on the Apple Watch means. It is, in essence, a notice that informs you that you have unread notifications. Simply put, if you haven’t read, responded to, or dismissed a notification on your Apple Watch, a red dot appears on the top of the watch face, above the 12-mark on the clock, to indicate that you have outstanding alerts that require your attention.
How to Remove the Red Dot from Apple Watch
Bonus: Accessing Notification Center from Different Places
Since we’re already talking about notifications and how to better manage them, you might be interested to know that with watchOS 5, you could only access the Notification Center while you were on the watch face, but in watchOS 6, you can access it from anywhere.
You can get to the notification centre by swiping down from the top of the watch face. If you’re inside an app, such as WatchChat, all you have to do is press and hold the top border of the screen until a handle appears. Then, on your Apple Watch, simply drag it down to show the notification centre. Isn’t it cool?
By the way, this also applies to the Control Center, so you may access it from within apps if necessary.
Keep Your Watch Face Clear of Clutter
Now that you know what the red dot on your Apple Watch means, you may turn it off if you think it’s cluttering up your watch face with unneeded information. So, are you upset by the red dot that appears on your Apple Watch screen now and then, or do you prefer to have it on like me? Also, did you know that you can reach the notification centre and control centre by pressing the button on your phone for a long time? Because I didn’t know, and I only found out by accident while playing Dare the Monkey, one of my all-time favourite Apple Watch games.