How do we turn Apple Watch off?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by valleian, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. valleian macrumors regular

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    They've shown us some pretty amazing things that the :apple:Watch can do, but how do we turn it off? I was thinking maybe the button below the Digital Crown, or maybe some type of force touch. Any other ideas?
     
  2. Just1n12, Jan 7, 2015
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    Hold the Digital Crown and the button below it and then it will prompt you to turn it off maybe?
     
  3. Arran macrumors 68040

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    As long as it's kept charged it'll only turn off when your heart stops. :)
     
  5. Arran macrumors 68040

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    I surmised from reading that other thread (about popup advertising) it would pop an ad for the nearest ER?

    Or maybe funeral home? :)
     
  6. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    Not before showing a (beautifully crafted) custom message on screen, complete with it's own animation and sound effect.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Just1n12 macrumors member

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    To make it go to sleep you cover the watch face with your hand and it goes to sleep, as for turning it completely off I don't know :p
     
  9. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Has to be a physical button. So either the crown or the button below it.
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    Power Off is an outdated term. On any modern electronic device it is a relative term that is a form of skeuomorph design at best. You simply can't turn off most electronic device. You are just going into a deeper layer of standby.


    What would be a practical real world situation in which you see the need for a deep standby mode?
     
  11. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Off when you don't need it to save battery. Reboot to fix software quirks. I'm sure theres more reasons. This is just from the top of my head.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    Don't need a so called 'off' switch to reboot. Also if you are not using it will likely use about the same amount of power as any faux off 'standby' mode.
     
  13. iososx macrumors 6502a

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    Drained of every last dollar via Apple, Bob was last seen taking his final breath at the iTunes internment facility...:eek:

    His last wish was to be buried with his MBP, ATV, iPad & iPhones...Mission Accomplished!
     
  14. Tycho24 macrumors 68020

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    Hmmm...
    I dunno. I assume the 24 hour battery life is because of the bluetooth pairing in constant contact, querying for notifications. I would surmise that an "airplane" mode that reduces it to a watch only could easily double or treble the battery life.
     
  15. valleian thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I've also been thinking, could it be like the iPod Classic with no true off button, but something like the hold button.
     

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