Nightstand Mode

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  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    Is there no way to keep the night stand light illuminated?

    Seems kind of pointless if I have to fumble on my side table at night while half asleep to find a tiny little button to press to illuminate the display!
     
  2. Shinigami301 macrumors regular

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    Just lightly tap the table. No fumble required, if the watch is resting directly on it.
     
  3. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    I thought you could tap the screen as well for it?
     
  4. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Tapping the table does nothing. Banging it does.

    Yet another half-baked "feature".
     
  5. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    A simple option to keep the clock on would be nice. Maybe this will be allowed with a third party app.
     
  6. Jimmie Geddes, Sep 22, 2015
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    You should be able to get out of NightStand mode by tapping or pressing the digital crown, do so does nothing, maybe they'll add this in an update? It makes having to decide if I want NightStand enabled (landscape) on my dock at the expense of losing the ability of glances and other information when my Apple Watch is in portrait charging.
     
  7. melb00m macrumors regular

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    Not going to happen. The Watch uses an AMOLED display, those are prone to burn-in/image retention, so it wouldn't be a good idea to have an always-on mode.
     
  8. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So always on mode could be half as bright, very slowly cycle through colours and the time could move on the display. Burn in would then be prevented.
     
  9. Shinigami301 macrumors regular

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    I have mine touching the table directly and a very light tap anywhere within three inches of the watch sets it off. A nice surprise actually.

    Stainless model with stainless link.
     
  10. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I must have a sturdy table/floor. Only a very firm bang on the table turns it on.
     
  11. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    i just lightly touched my watch and it came right on.. didn't have to bang it or tap it hard at all! i think it just came on touching the stand even....
     
  12. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    If you read above the poster was talking about tapping the table not the watch.

    While I agree I can tap the watch, it is far for ideal to do so in the middle of the night in the pitch darkness.

    Nightstand is hardly a selling point.
     
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    Piggy-backing on this... can you change the colour of the display when in Nightstand Mode?
     
  15. groovyf macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you're charging it when it's on its side.
    Also verify Nightstand Mode is "On" in the settings (Mine was by default).
     
  16. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Only ever seen green
     
  17. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    actually his initial post talks about finding and tapping a TINY BUTTON.... you don't have to search for a tiny button... you just have to very light tap the watch (or stand) and it come on....
     
  18. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Read post 2
     
  19. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Am I in the minority that I like the fact it does not stay on? It would light my room up like a christmas tree. I just tap the watch and see the time....very well thought out IMO.
     
  20. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    When it’s on it doesn’t illuminate that much. Anyway….what’s wrong with and of/off/dimmer option? Surely that’s not too much to ask?

    Oh it’s Apple….
     
  21. zinned macrumors regular

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    I saw an image somewhere of the Apple Watch in Nightstand mode with other an color than green...I wonder how one can change this color option.
     
  22. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Photoshop ;)
     
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    It is OLED and they do not want burn in to occur. It definitely would if you left the display on over night.
     
  24. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    AMEN to that! I don't even have the clock on when I'm sleeping... always turn the face off.... if the watch was on all the time in nightstand mode, I'd have to turn it off, too!

    I love that I can give the phone or stand a little tap, even as I'm reaching looking for it and on it pops for just long enough to see the time... then off it goes!
     
  25. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    You're preaching to the choir, brother. It's just a novelty, only visible for a minute right after plugging it in and that's all you're going to see until you put it back on in the morning without interacting with it. A watch worth several hundred dollars that can't even match the basic functionality of a 30 year old nightstand clock.
     

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