Notifications question

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ggp759, Jun 20, 2015.

  1. ggp759 macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2007
    Hey guys just got the watch and i have one question. I want to turn off the "activate on wrist movement feature" because it drains battery life and lights up the watch when is not needed. When i turn that off though every time i have a notification ( this happens with basic notifications ie phone call, sms as well as third party apps) the watch does not light up the screen to show me the notification. Just a sound and a vibration. Is there a way around this? Whats the point of not showing any notifications as i receive them? Thanks a lot.
  2. Knightcastle macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2015
    There's not a way around it. Just turn activate on wrist move on, your battery will last nearly 2 days anyway.
  3. Bigdog9586 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2015
    I get 40 hrs. reliability before it hits the magic 10% mark which is bedtime anyway.
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I do not know about 40 hours but I also turned off the wrist raise function for a day and it saved little power compared to the convenience of it being automatic so I turn it back on. It might waste some power but I,average about 40% remaining at the end of the day

    Just use your watch and forget about the battery, it will be fine.

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