Preventing unwanted watch face change.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mitchmiles, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. mitchmiles macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I recently bought a Series 1, 42 mm Sport Apple Watch which I love and finding extremely useful.

    The only issue I'm having is that whenever I'm wearing a long sleeve shirt as I'm doing now as it's getting chilly here in the northeast, my watch face continually changes.

    I guess it's because my shirt sleeve is brushing up against the watch face and changing the preferred clock style. is there a way to lock the clock face so it doesn't change under my shirt sleeve?

    Thanks for your help and for reading my post!

    Mitch
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    There's a lock screen mode. Swipe up to the control center and tap the water drop icon (it's designed to lock screen during swimming, hence a water icon). When you want to unlock the screen, roll the crown.
     
  3. mitchmiles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply. I don't have a water drop icon when I swipe up. I think it'[s because I have a Series 1 not Series 2.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Ouch, you are right.

    Well, sorry, I can't think of anything else. As far as I know, most clothing don't cause swipes to register on a touch screen. Does it happen with all your long sleeves?
     
  5. mitchmiles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it's weird but it actually happens with all of my long sleeve shirts. I'm wearing a flannel shirt now but it also happens with my dress and sporty cotton shirts.
     
  6. ftaok macrumors 603

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    You could delete all of the watch faces except one. Kinda drastic, but if you only use one face, then it's not that big a deal.

    Alternatively, if your shirts are only swiping in one direction, let's say like left to right, place the watch face that you use most all the way to the far right on your watch face dock.
     
  7. mitchmiles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great idea! I'll give it a try! Thanks!
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    By the way, I think it was a mistake by Apple to not have a way to lock the face on the Series 1. I guess that's why they made the series 2!
     
  8. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    The S2 lock screen mode was really not meant for long sleeves. It was added to the S2 for swimming or other water activities because water causes havoc for touch screens. Turning it off requires a crown twist and the Watch sends out a series of beeps to clear water out of the speaker which might not be ideal in a quiet office environment.

    I wear long sleeves with my AWS0 and AWS2 and I rarely see my face change unintentionally, since it can only change when the screen is active. You could try turning of the wake screen on wrist raise to prevent the screen from becoming active under your shirt. Watch App > General > Wake Screen
     
  9. Fenway macrumors newbie

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    Actually, it makes sense to me...
    I have an AW2 and used the Chronograph face. In the upper right is the Stopwatch feature. At least twice a day the I would find that the stopwatch had been running for an hour or more. At first I thought it was a defect, so i kept an eye on it. I discovered that when I went to look at the time, or outstretched my arm, my sleeve will press against the watch face, and start either the stopwatch or the heart monito which is in the low right. I figured out that those items that were on the side closest to my hand would be activated upon movement. I noticed that if i tapped the face, it will wake, even with the raise to wake is off. I ended up changing the face to another one, and have no complications on the face. Pity, too. As i like the look of the chrono the best. I also found out that when I go to bed, (yes, i turned off the raise to wake setting) if I put my hand under the pillow or it brushes the covers, it will activate the watch face or one of the features. I hope they put in a "sensitivity setting" in a future update. Better still, allow us to remove the embedded complications at will.
     
  10. mitchmiles thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, Fenway; an excellent idea! Apple needs to add a sensitivity setting in a future update because, as I mentioned in my original post, my shirt sleeve continually changes the watch face as it considers that a swipe. I hope that Apple is reading this forum post and considers your excellent idea!
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    Not a bad idea, but one of the greatest parts of using the Apple Watch is the wrist raise to see the face.
     
  11. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately, Apple product management does not typically read forums for their ideas. However, you can submit feature feedback on their website which they do read.

    I agree turning off wrist raise defeats one of the better features of the Watch, but it might be something you do only on the days you wear long sleeves. Since you have to pull your sleeve back anyway, the extra tap on the screen will not be too much of a nuisance.
     
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    send feedback instead of hoping they'll read it here.
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/
     
  13. recoil80 macrumors 68020

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    That's a good advice, and if you change your mind you can add the faces from the iPhone app
     
  14. njek macrumors newbie

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    I have a Series 1, and my long sleeves don't affect the screen...wonder why yours do? Unlikely to be an issue with all watches and all long sleeves, coz many people wear long sleeved shirts for work etc and there is no mass thread
     
  15. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    I agree, there would be more threads if this was a common problem. I am not sure what is different about his long sleeves, because I have been wearing them all week without issues. Maybe his are tighter or made from a different material, etc.
     

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