Silent Mode

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by princealyy, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. princealyy macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2011
    My Apple Watch keeps entering silent mode without me doing anything, what causes it to enter silent mode? I have turned off the "mirror iPhone" in Do not disturb.

    Any ideas? It is very random
  2. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2012
    I've found my watch in silent mode a couple of times, but I have no idea how it happened.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    It's enabled by covering you watch face.

    Example would be. You get a notification. You put your hand over the screen to silence it. If you hold your hand there for 3 seconds it will tap you and it enters silent mode.

    It has to be triggered by a notification first though. Unfortunately you can trigger it with clothing if you were to pull your sleeve over to cover the screen it'll assume it's your hand.
  4. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    Yeah, it is kind of a clumsy design that I hope Apple changes. The nut is that if you cover the watch while the phone is ringing, it just rejects that one call. However, if you happen to cover the watch at the same moment of a notification, it will put the watch into silent mode permanently (not just for the single notification). The behavior is inconsistent, and the user gets no notification that the watch changed its mute state.
  5. princealyy thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2011
    thanks , I have been getting frustrated with the watch, might be time to sell the thing ... I don't think I can break even anymore.... I feel too connected LOL...

    Maybe Gen2?

    Thanks guys
  6. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    Maybe sooner. The problem is the software, not the hardware. For the most part, the hardware is awesome. I like everything about it-- the band mechanism, the bands, the shape, the weight, the appearance, screen size & resolution, the hepatic feedback, the touch screen, force touch, etc. I can even live with the short battery life and the lack of GPS given all the above.

    The the software is an endless source of frustration. On one hand, it has some innovative and creative features that tease of a greater potential. But then in other areas, it massively falls short even though killer benchmark examples have existed for years in other products and devices.
  7. princealyy thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2011

    You're right, I guess I am easily frustrated with this thing ..
  8. T-Will macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2008
    Thanks for clearing this up! I kept thinking it was somehow trying to sync up with my iPhone's silent mode. But this makes a lot of sense. I hope they fix it so it doesn't always put the Watch into silent mode.

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