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Drecca

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I sleep with my watch on. I have a good amount of battery left when I get home, so it's no problem.

But it's becoming a tad annoying to have to go into settings to disable wrist raise, and then remember to enable it when waking up.

Is there any way to schedule to turn this function on/off?
 

Night Spring

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Jul 17, 2008
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Not that I know of. One possiblity I can think of is to make a modular watch face with everything turned off except for time, and pick one of the darker colors. Then, if you switch to this face when you go to bed, it shouldn't bother you too much when it lights up, and hopefully doesn't drain too much battery, either.
 

Alith

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Reminds me of the classic, "Doc! My arm hurts when I raise it like this!"

"Well then don't raise it like that!"

Just take off the watch before going to sleep, that would fix the issue. :)

The taptic alarm is one of the watch's best functions! It's woken me up almost every day since launch.

The watch lighting up doesn't bother me, I'm always fast asleep in seconds so it doesn't have a chance to. I can see how it would bother some people though.
 

BlueMoon63

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Mar 30, 2015
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I believe OP wanted a faster way to turn that on and off. Diving into settings get tiring if you have to do it twice every day.
Well, if you turn it off at night as the last thing you do, double tap the crown in the morning and it goes right back to the same spot to turn back on. That's what I do... maybe they will allow us to program the crown for three taps to do anything we want or the favorites button to do more because I don't use the favorites.

I wear the watch to bed every night for the silent alarm feature and it works perfectly. Now, there is a sleep tracking app for the watch that does more than just track your hours of sleep as it uses the heart rate monitor. If you have a spouse, they are very happy with the silent alarm if they don't have to get up with you.
 
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PN4

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Well, if you turn it off at night as the last thing you do, double tap the crown in the morning and it goes right back to the same spot to turn back on. That's what I do... maybe they will allow us to program the crown for three taps to do anything we want or the favorites button to do more because I don't use the favorites.

I wear the watch to bed every night for the silent alarm feature and it works perfectly. Now, there is a sleep tracking app for the watch that does more than just track your hours of sleep as it uses the heart rate monitor. If you have a spouse, they are very happy with the silent alarm if they don't have to get up with you.


What sleep app do you use?
 

Hurley9192

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Jul 4, 2017
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I sleep with my watch on. I have a good amount of battery left when I get home, so it's no problem.

But it's becoming a tad annoying to have to go into settings to disable wrist raise, and then remember to enable it when waking up.

Is there any way to schedule to turn this function on/off?
Just put on theater mode before you go to sleep. There is no way to automatically do it.
 
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Hurley9192

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Newbies and there ability to find and resurrect old and outdated threads has always mystified. :D
Considering that I was wondering the same thing and this was the top rated response link on google, I thought it would be helpful to give a relevant answer as no one else seemed to give one. It's not like I scrolled down 10 pages and then posted something that no one else will see.
 

jjk454ss

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Considering that I was wondering the same thing and this was the top rated response link on google, I thought it would be helpful to give a relevant answer as no one else seemed to give one. It's not like I scrolled down 10 pages and then posted something that no one else will see.

I'll be the first to say "Thank You" to the newbie for finding this unanswered question and finding a solution nobody else ever posted. Nothing wrong with answering a question regardless of how old it is.
 
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Night Spring

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I'll be the first to say "Thank You" to the newbie for finding this unanswered question and finding a solution nobody else ever posted. Nothing wrong with answering a question regardless of how old it is.

Nobody posted that answer because back when this thread was originally active, theater mode didn't exist yet.
 

Julien

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Jun 30, 2007
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I'll be the first to say "Thank You" to the newbie for finding this unanswered question and finding a solution nobody else ever posted. Nothing wrong with answering a question regardless of how old it is.
Probably because this is common knowledge now with wOS3 and freely posted on the Apple wOS site.:eek::D This thread FAR predates Theater Mode.
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https://www.apple.com/watchos/
 

BarracksSi

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This is why regular web forums suck. The best answer, which is also the most up-to-date answer, is now way down in the 17th post and can easily be missed if someone else skims through the thread.

Anyway, to add on: Now that we have Theater Mode (good idea for a name, supertomtom), before going to bed I swipe to a red-only Modular face, turn Theater Mode "on", and turn Mute "off" so that the alarm rings in the morning.
 
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