Disable Time Travel?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by !!!, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. !!! macrumors 6502

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    Barely even had watchOS 2 installed for an hour and i have already activated Time Travel 5 times. Is there a way to disable this?
     
  2. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    I don't believe it's possible to disable this new feature. Out of curiosity, how are you accidentally activating the feature? I've had the update for a couple hours now and Time Travel only happens when I spin the crown to make it happen.
     
  3. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking this would be an issue for me too. I hope there is a disable option.

    Hard to explain but sometimes the crown manages to get rotated depending on how my wrist is oriented ; like if I flex my hand backwards it will touch the crown sometimes. Or sometimes my sleeves can catch the crown too.

    Can confirm because I've had my watch take screen shots at random times quite often.
     
  4. jjlannoo Suspended

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    Even if you bump it on. The next time you activate the screen its off again. I don't see this as a issue.
     
  5. Bigdog9586 macrumors regular

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    Pick a watch face that doesn't support it.
     
  6. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    I would either wear your watch above your wrist bone, which is what I do, or flip the orientation so the crown is on the left side.
     
  7. BeachDuc macrumors newbie

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    I'm in a sling at the moment (motorbike accident) and find that rubs the crown. A temporary problem, I know, but it would be great to disable this 'feature'. I use a simple watch face, so maybe I don't see the utility of Time Travel. I tried wearing the watch on my other wrist, but that felt weird.
     
  8. shayneox macrumors member

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    You guys must have some pork roast wrists :D , I try my best to hit that crown flicking my hand up and no luck , I cant duplicate that problem. And I am overweight myself...maybe I got authritis or somthing and my hand cant go that far back
     
  9. lg251 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think Time Travel is the worst thing there. Try using the Chrono face, and not hit the Chrono by accident for day. I love the look of it, but it annoys me when I look at my watch just to see that it's been counting for 49 minutes...Apple has to do something about this one.
     
  10. deany macrumors 68030

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    Totally agree with OP & others.

    I _really_ hope apple offer a 'Time Travel' disable fuction ASAP.

    I never use it, and sometimes I activate TT without realising.

    _Very_ surprised apple don't offer a toggle off function.
     
  11. L.C.W. macrumors regular

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    Some people must be wearing their watches way down on their wrist, past the wrist bone. Or have hands that flex backwards a substantial amount. :)

    Maybe one solution is running it in right hand mode on your left wrist (or vice versa). That way the crown would be towards your arm/shoulder and not get bumped by your wrist/hand.
     
  12. Aniseedvan macrumors 65816

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    I've swapped mine to have the crown hand-side as my sleeve kept kicking off TimeTravel!
     
  13. deany macrumors 68030

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    I'm right handed, I wear the apple watch on my left hand with the crown on the right.

    I have the basic watch face.

    A slight movement on the crown enables the Time Travel.

    Is there something wrong with my watch? because it is very sensitive to the TT coming on, a light push / twist on the crown is enough.
     
  14. jase1125 macrumors regular

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    Can someone tell me the purpose of time travel? What benefit is there to it? So far, I just find it annoys the hell out of me.

    Edit: just found out. Still pointless in my opinion. If I want to see what is going on three hours from now, I'll look in the specific app (weather, calendar, etc). Wish I could disable the hot mess.
     
  15. deany macrumors 68030

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    absolutely agree, never use it, never will use it and it slightly spoils my apple watch experience.

    Please apple offer a toggle off function, I doubt very much many people use TT, but I may be proved wrong.
    At best it is a gimmick at worst it 'starts up' when you certainly don't want it to.
     
  16. rambo47 macrumors 6502a

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    As soon as I read "Time Travel" I thought, "One point twenty-one Gigawatts??!!"
     
  17. ManicMarc macrumors 6502

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    I agree, I'd like to disable it too. I always activate it accidentally, and I used to like to rock the crown as a way to keep the screen on without having to move anything on screen. Hope they add an option for this.
     
  18. whodatrr macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone found a way to disable this yet?

    This is the stupidest and most useless function I've seen in a device, in a long while. Really, who needs this feature?

    It's just goofy. This is my 2nd day with the Apple watch, as I got a pretty big discount. But things like thsi just make me want to return it already.
     
  19. jase1125 macrumors regular

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    That's what I did. I returned it even after getting a $100 discount from Best Buy. There ended up being too many things I didn't like for that amount of money. I ended up with another hybrid smart watch / fitness tracker that I am much happier with.
     
  20. BarracksSi Suspended

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    I'm expecting (or hoping) to see an on/off toggle in a future update. For now, I'll remain satisfied by the bright turquoise indicator that appears when Time Travel is activated, helping me to notice that the clock hands have moved.
     
  21. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I primarily use the utility watch face and I have constantly hit the "time travel" function (I'm not sure how). It's not a pain since I quickly exit out of it, or the watch goes back to the normal time the next time I raise my wrist. But I wish Apple would include a feature to disable it. I have no use for the feature.
     
  22. deany macrumors 68030

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    apple are you listening, we want on/off time travel. It spoils our watch experience.

    thank you
     
  23. whodatrr macrumors 6502a

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    Me, I'd just settle for turning it off. Really, what's it good for anyhow? How many people would actually want their watch to give the wrong time, especially when they accidentally spin the dial? When did giving the wrong time even become a feature? It's asinine... kill it!

    "Time Travel"... who though that B.S. up?

     
  24. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    I do not think anyone at Apple who decides what features to add/fix in their products reads these forums... :rolleyes:

    I have had my Watch with OS 2 since just before Thanksgiving and I have never accidentally activated Time Travel. As others have suggested, I wear my crown pointing towards my elbow vs the standard direction of pointing towards my hand. I find it is much easier to use my thump to rotate and push the crown, rather than pinching it between my first finger and thumb with the traditional way of wearing a watch. When using your thumb to rotate the crown, it is very simple to use your first finger to touch or swipe on the screen. I also use my thumb to push the button "above" the crown, when needed. I was very happy to see this was an option when setting up my Watch, so I have used it from day one.

    I am not saying Apple should not allow us to disable Time Travel with a future update, but swapping the orientation of the crown might be something to try if it is really bothering you enough to return an otherwise pretty decent Watch.

    TxWatch
     
  25. whodatrr macrumors 6502a

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    As someone who's had my watch for 24hrs, I've accidentally enabled the feature 10 or so times. And I will not point the crown towards my elbow. If anything, I'll just return it because having a watch that gives the wrong time because the dial was bumped is friggin' goofy.

    Really, who thought this up? It's just goofy.

    It reminds me of the old Power Mac that I had, in the late 90's, where the power button was located next to the disc drive, which led to users inadvertently shutting the machine down, when they wanted to pop a disc out. The tail doesn't wag the dog, and tech should work the way we do.

    They should just disable the feature, or make it hard to enable. And really, who uses "time travel" anyhow?

     

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