Raise to wake too sensitive?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by KimHansenDK, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. KimHansenDK macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2011
    I have noticed that my new Apple Watch Series 2 is waking up the screen at the slightest movement of my wrist. The Apple Watch Series 1 that I had last year did not do this. I would prefer to actually have to raise and turn my wrist in order to wake the screen. It seems too sensitive.

    Have anyone experienced this issue? Is it a hardware problem - do I need to exchange it for a new one?
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    My Apple Watches all react the same when Raise to Wake is activated. They are fairly sensitive with raising the wrist. Your best option is to deactivate it, which you can use tap the screen to activate the display for 15 seconds or 70 seconds.

    Your Watch isn't defective. Previous WatchOS updates have increased the sensitivity with Raise to Wake.
  3. KimHansenDK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2011
    Thanks a lot - I guess I just have to get used to the increased sensitivity ;)
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Common when you get you new watch. Just try to ignore.
  5. jettie1767 macrumors 6502

    Oct 29, 2003
    New Jersey, USA
    I love the sensitivity of the AW 2 compared to my Samsung Gear S3 which almost always didn't turn on the screen when I raised my wrist.

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