The new watchOS 5 comes with a lot of amazing features, and one of them is a feature which automatically detects when you have started and ended with a workout. A few minutes into the workout, your Apple Watch will display a notification asking if you want to start tracking the workout. This is just a suggestion, however, and until you select an option from the notification, it will not track anything.

Your watch will also display a notification if you have stopped working out but did not end a workout on the watch. This feature can come in handy for some people especially if you are a little forgetful.

However, if you don’t like tracking your workout, you might find these notifications annoying. Also, if you use an older model of the Apple Watch, this might drain the battery life of your battery. Luckily, you n easily disable this feature. Read on to learn more.

How to Disable Start and End Workout Reminders on Apple Watch in watchOS 5

  1. First off, launch the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  2. Next up, tap on the General option and then tap on Workout.
  3. On this screen, you can disable the Start and End Workout Reminder.

That’s all. Your watch will no longer display notifications when you start or end workouts.

Although these reminders can be frustrating, so is the process of starting Workouts via the Workouts app. However, you can get past this by using Siri to start a workout on your device. Simply give Siri a command like “Begin a run,” and your watch will launch the Workouts app and start tracking workouts. This process is even a bit faster in watchOS 5 since Siri can be invoked without even pressing the digital crown.

So what is your take on Workout Reminders in watchOS 5? Share your feedback in the comments below.

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