Stand Idea

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  1. dilap, Apr 30, 2015
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    dilap macrumors 6502a

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    Apple Watches stand feature is really useful. However, I was in a two hour lecture recently, and found it very annoying, also in the cinema. How about an option to turn off alerts, like a Do Not Disturb for activity type button. I know it can be turned of in settings, but that is annoying to turn on and off every time.
     
  2. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    Wait, I'm confused. Are you talking about an automatic silent mode? You can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to activate Do Not Disturb right now...?
     
  3. susan12369 macrumors 6502

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    In the watch settings, there is a Do Not Disturb button.
     
  4. dschulian macrumors regular

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    I don't have mine yet but I think there should be already an option for this. I also read that you can turn on a setting where your watch will go in DND mode when your iPhone does and vice versa.
     
  5. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not talking about DND. Notifications are still useful. But it's so annoying to think "oh a message" but it's actually a stand up notification which is impossible
     
  6. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    If only Apple would somehow inform us of the Watch's various features and functions and how to use them...

    WATCH: User Guide
     
  7. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    OH, so you're talking about a "Do Not Disturb for Activity Alerts specifically" button, right? As it stands now (no pun intended), there is no way to quickly silence those Stand-up alerts specifically without going through Settings.
     
  8. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Read my above post. You've misunderstood.

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    THIS is what I mean!
     
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    Sadly for me, your clarification came through as my attempt at clever sarcasm was well underway. Darn my limited typing ability...
     
  11. enderg macrumors member

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    Oh, you mean Stand Up for Health Notifications not a Cool Stand?

    So no cool stand for my mythical apple watch, one that charges and looks cool but not pretentious or cheap.
     
  12. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    Glad we cleared that up! Unfortunately though I can't think of any solution that would silence activity alerts and ONLY activity alerts. Your only options right now are to turn off the Activity Alerts completely, and then turn them back on afterwards, or to Do Not Disturb all your notifications.

    I can see how what you're asking for would be helpful. Maybe Apple should include a "lazy" mode where all activity alerts/notifications/reminders are disabled :p
     
  13. dilap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha! It's so frustrating that I can't achieve my stand goal because of a lecture. #
     
  14. HiItsMe macrumors 6502

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    If you just shake your wrist around for a few seconds, it counts as a Stand because the watch knows no different. Just got credit for one this way with a sleeping baby in my arms!
     

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