Tip: Turn off screen in movie

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by meeebee, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. meeebee macrumors member

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    After having my watch turn on the display several times as I moved my arm in a movie theater, I finally dug around to find out how to turn off the display without powering off the watch.

    Go to Settings > General > Activate on Wrist ... and disable it there.

    This can save ugly stares from neighboring theater patrons. :)
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Or simply eat the popcorn with your non-AW hand :)

    It'd be cool if Apple creates a shortcut to it in the Settings glance and they can call it the "Theater Mode."
     
  3. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    For going the movies, I switch to Modular face in red with only the time. I use the same face for bedtime, too.
     
  4. FrisbeeK9, Feb 29, 2016
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  5. meeebee thread starter macrumors member

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    Nice, I like that minimal watch face. That's a good option too.
     
  6. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Yep. I do same for movies.
     
  7. TypeMRT macrumors 6502

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    This. Your seat mates will thank you. You don't realize how bright hat little screen is until you're in a movie theater.
    Power Reserve mode is another option (like this but with green numbers) that also prevents any notification taps or beeps. It's more of a one-step solution compared to switching faces and enabling DND or silent mode.
     

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