On all the time feature

Tom G.

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Jun 16, 2009
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Is it possible to turn off the “On All the Time” feature on the Apple Watch series 5?

I would want to do this for two reasons:

1. Security—It’s no ones business what I have on my watch or what watch face I’m using.
2. Security—Having the face on all the time announces to everyone who wants to know that you are wearing an expensive watch.
 

Tony_YYZ

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Jun 30, 2015
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Yes you can turn off the AOD or turn on the option to hide sensitive complications

As for point 2, how would that hide the fact that you're wearing an apple watch?
 

abcdefg12345

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Jul 10, 2013
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Just got mine few hours ago, there's an option to turn it off under settings > display and brightness > Always on

there is also an option to hide sensitive complications if always on activated.
 

deeddawg

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Jun 14, 2010
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I must be boring. There’s literally nothing on my watch face that would bother me seeing on the national news.

“THIS JUST IN! Man allows world to see the time and how many activity rings he hasn’t filled today!” 🤣🤣🤣🤣

“As you can see, George, this guy Deeddawg has a budget meeting at 2pm. What do you think that means?”