Hang on, how to turn off ‘always on’ from watch itself, easily?

debsagos

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Nov 18, 2012
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Is there a way to do this without going into settings? I would love to switch ‘always on’ on and off easily (I would like it on when I’m in one on one client consultations for example, so glancing at my watch is less obvious).....but there seems no easy way to do this? Am I missing something?
 

Griff48

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Sep 24, 2015
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Is there a way to do this without going into settings? I would love to switch ‘always on’ on and off easily (I would like it on when I’m in one on one client consultations for example, so glancing at my watch is less obvious).....but there seems no easy way to do this? Am I missing something?
On Watch: SETTINGS > DISPLAY & BRIGHTNESS > ALWAYS ON

Edit: Sorry I should have read closer.
 

debsagos

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Nov 18, 2012
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Yes, I was aware it’s possible that way. I just figure there MUST be a shortcut??
 

DreamPod

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Best I can think is to have Settings the first app in your dock - it remembers the last Settings page you used, so if you leave it on Display and Brightness, it means you can toggle Always On with one click and tapping the screen twice (once to choose Settings, next to toggle). Another shortcut, though it does more than just disable Always On, is to turn on Theater Mode.
 

dmgoldman

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Aug 9, 2010
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I read (don’t have one yet) that turning on “theater” mode in the control center will make the screen turn off. Not precisely the same thing, as theater mode will require you to tap the screen to turn it on, but it may be close enough for your needs. And very quick to turn on/off.
 

deeddawg

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I read (don’t have one yet) that turning on “theater” mode in the control center will make the screen turn off. Not precisely the same thing, as theater mode will require you to tap the screen to turn it on, but it may be close enough for your needs. And very quick to turn on/off.
Theater mode does blank the screen.

Otherwise behave same as before. Turn the crown to increase brightness slowly, or tap to turn on. No wrist motion turn on.
 

deeddawg

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Will Theatre mode increase battery life?
Well, since the screen doesn’t turn on unless you explicitly make it, I would expect that would increase battery life. no idea exactly how much.

might be a little might be more, don’t know.