Always on and bedtime?

rKunda

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This is my first Apple Watch. Taking getting used to how to use it.

I did have to throw it into theater mode at bed time last night because the always on was visible in a dark room. Anyone else run into this?
 

ledzepfan1981

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I have always done this with both my S0 & S3 Watches. Plus I have them on Do Not Disturb and Water Mode.
 

rKunda

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Do not disturb is synced with my phone. Kind of wish it was automatic but it is what it is.
 

BigMcGuire

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I noticed our watches lighting up last night. Having had an Apple Watch 3 for several years I thought my wife was moving but nope just the always on display from her AW 5. Wasn’t enough to keep me from sleeping. I just assumed during bedtime it would turn off?
 

jschu22

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Another vote for Theater Mode. I’ve been using that since it’s inception to save battery overnight (and irritation aggravation from my wife).
 
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DblHelix

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Thanks. This is enough for me to get one. Big complaint is it not being on in bedtime mode. Would love to use it as my alarm clock
 

Analog Kid

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Thanks. This is enough for me to get one. Big complaint is it not being on in bedtime mode. Would love to use it as my alarm clock
I don’t have a Series 5, it with my S3 I put in DND and Theater mode at night and set the alarm on my phone. The display stays dark and I don’t get notifications through the night. When the alarm goes off, my phone gives an audible alarm and my watch vibrates. I can then turn off or snooze the alarm from my watch.
 

Arndroid

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I noticed our watches lighting up last night. Having had an Apple Watch 3 for several years I thought my wife was moving but nope just the always on display from her AW 5. Wasn’t enough to keep me from sleeping. I just assumed during bedtime it would turn off?
I wonder if it would be distracting during love making.
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Hopefully they come up with the option to schedule the always on feature - I’d love to be able to have more control over it like with night shift and dark mode
This would be a very nice feature.