Display in Airplane mode

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by altmac, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. altmac macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2007
    Might be an odd question but valid I think..:)
    Anyone has any idea if one can turn off display completely as not to disturb people in the vicinity with bright display....such as in the cinema for example....or at night while sleeping...?
    I know it could get into "airplane mode"....but would not the display "come back on" while being touched? or anything other action?
    Any ideas?
    Thanks for your input.:)
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    I'm pretty sure they'll have a cinema mode (or equivalent).
  3. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2009
    I have watched too many videos of hands on demos to find the right one, but, in one video I saw, one of the glances was a sheet of buttons with an airplane symbol, moon symbol, etc. I have every reason to believe that the moon is the same as the iPhone's "Do Not Disturb" mode. I suspect that in this mode, the watch will not activate without button presses, will not tap you, and so on. Maybe some more nuanced behaviors like allowing taps when a notification from a "VIP" or favorites or something will be included, but, still. I am guessing that's going to be the way to deal with being at the theatre and such.
  4. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Turn it off?
  5. diamond.g macrumors 603


    Mar 20, 2007
    That was a big complaint with the initial build of Android Wear, when you tilt the watch the display comes on and is crazy bright in a theater. They added a theater mode, which only turns on the display when you push a button. This is separate from do not disturb.

    I am sure Apple will have the same mode, if not right out of the box, shortly after.
  6. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    In the leaked screenshots of the apple watch app on the iPhone, there was a toggle to turn on an action where covering the face with your hand for 3 seconds stops alerts. It didn't say if it would turn off the auto display as well though.
  7. altmac thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2007
    Thanks Guys, I guess will have to wait and see in real life...

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