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Gmouse

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The Always On feature bothers my wife when we're sleeping, but I don't want to have to remember to turn it off when we go to bed--is there a way to schedule the feature to be off (was thinking a regular schedule ability for nightly use, as well as off during Theater Mode)? Good Feature Request for WatchOS 8?
 

tagy

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Agreed, setup a sleep schedule, you don't have to have an alarm if you don't want. If you go to bed early just turn on sleep mode from control centre.
 

deeddawg

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True but, AoD can easily be triggered again during sleep whereas, the sleep app doesn’t allow that to occur.

I rarely sleep with my watch, but seem to remember theater mode doesn’t light up without rotating or clicking the crown.

So if those are disabled in sleep mode just how do you see what time it is if you wake in the middle of the night?
 

Apple_Robert

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In the middle of several books.
I rarely sleep with my watch, but seem to remember theater mode doesn’t light up without rotating or clicking the crown.

So if those are disabled in sleep mode just how do you see what time it is if you wake in the middle of the night?
Theater mode can be disabled by lightly tapping the screen or turning the crown once. In my experience, it didn’t take much pressure to invoke the screen when moving in bed etc. With the sleep app, you have to tap the screen twice deliberately and even then, the screen barely lights. It is hard to even read the clock it is that dark. You have to deliberately turn the crown several times to pull the watch out of sleep mode.
 
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JBaby

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Theater mode can be disabled by lightly tapping the screen or turning the crown once. In my experience, it didn’t take much pressure to invoke the screen when moving in bed etc. With the sleep app, you have to tap the screen twice deliberately and even then, the screen barely lights. It is hard to even read the clock it is that dark. You have to deliberately turn the crown several times to pull the watch out of sleep mode.

This has been my experience too.
 
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