Night mode help

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by marcmarcdv45, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. marcmarcdv45 macrumors member

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    Hi all, in the night mode is the clock
    Meant to stay on all the time? Or is it
    Meant to stay off? And when we touch the watch the clock Comes on? Is there anyway to keep the clock on all the time?
     
  2. testcard macrumors 68020

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    It's not meant to stay on all the time to avoid screen burn-in. No way to have the display permanently on. However it does come on around 5 minutes before an alarm is due.
     
  3. gadgetmonster macrumors regular

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    Mine did not come on this morning before the alarm as I expected since its supposed to get brighter per the announcement.

    I was also a bit disappointed it doesn't stay on all the time when in the night mode....I was hoping it would. Perhaps now that they allow 3rd party access, it will come in another app with some kind of screen changing screensaver.
     
  4. sumsingwong macrumors 6502

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    OLED displays are very susceptible to burn ins. It's a bad idea to have it on at all times which is why Apple didn't allow that.
     
  5. jasie02, Sep 22, 2015
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    jasie02 macrumors 6502a

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    Just realize Apple must turn up gyro/accelerometers sensitivity in night stand mode. I could touch/light-knock my wood night stand to get AW display wake up. Vibrations on wood night stand is good enough to wake display up.
    It is either precision touching directly to AW in the dark, which is almost impossible or just simply touch/light-knock wood night stand to activate.

    Edited: Perfect for me, 99% in the dark at night for good sleep, and a knock to night stand will tell me time. Clock, or anyone, staring at me all night long normally does not really help me to sleep.
     
  6. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    It's useless without the ability to leave it on IMO. I know people will justify (defend) Apple's non-answer on this topic, thought it's been asked and proposed over and over. A screen can shift slightly over the face, as it has done since the invention of computing to prevent burn-in, even on OLED. Nobody's ever heard of a screensaver that doubles as a clock? It should at least be an option, otherwise it's more of a novelty than anything.
     
  7. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Didn't we go over this last week?

    And wasn't this the correct answer?

     
  8. barjam macrumors regular

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    It is useless *to you* without the ability to leave it on. For other people, such as myself, it is perfect exactly the way it is. I want it to go off or it is unusable *to me*. My bedroom is very dark.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    This could be easy avoided by shifting.
     
  10. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it is just to extend the lifespan of the OLED display, if I remember right their lifespan is not that long
     
  11. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    I think this whole argument can be avoided by Apple simply giving the user an option.
     
  12. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    I know this is obvious but everyone with an Apple Watch has an iPhone right by it and probably charging right next to the watch with great apps for alarms and nightstand and keeping it on all night. Am I missing something that would want people to ruin their watch just to have the screen on when the phone is right there?

    Not an insult, I'm just curious.
     
  13. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    I've been using my iPhone as a nightstand clock for years, but, no matter how low I get the brightness, I've always thought it was too bright. Using a setting that requires me to turn on the clock never worked, either, because it was too fumble-y in the middle of the night.

    So far, I like the compromise of the Watch leaving the clock turned off, with only a gentle tap needed to wake it up.
     
  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    Current OLED's are good for well over 10,000 hours (probably closer to 25,000 before a significant drop in blue output). So they will far out last the battery/technology. Keep in mind only a small percentage of OLED's are used in the Night Stand mode and since it would be shifting no OLED will get much usage time anyway.

    Maybe Apple will implement this in wOS2.1. Also want red/dimmer since it is more melatonin/sleep friendly.
     
  15. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    This is my overnight (on-wrist) and movie theater mode:
    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1443037448.595720.jpg
     
  16. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing missing here is a shred of evidence that the feature could not shift (ala screensaver) while being plugged in and left on. The assumption that it would "ruin the watch" is pure speculation.
     

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