Very sensitive in nightstand mode?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by phoenixcat, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. phoenixcat macrumors newbie

    phoenixcat

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    I put my watch in a Spigen stand at night in nightstand mode on my bedside table. However I find that the display lights up frequently through the night at the slightest knock. Also when it comes on it's usually at the maximum brightness level, which is really annoying. Does anyone else have this issue and is there any way I can turn it off?
     
  2. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    I love this 'feature'. I always use nightstand and I think its great that when I want to check the time all I have to do is either knock my bedside table or tap my watch. Max brightness I can agree with when all you want to do is check the time in the dark. But I like it when using it as an alarm. Wakes you up :)
     
  3. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    I don't have the issue of it coming on randomly or if I do I don't notice it because I'm asleep, but you can turn off nightstand mode in the watch app on the iPhone.
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    Mine comes on when I bump the nightstand. Doesn't really bother me. You can always turn it off in settings.
     
  5. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    Is your nightstand less than stable? Does it move with the slightest breeze or when you toss and turn in the bed next to it? Does it touch the bed or bed frame? Another more likely possibility: Could the charging cable be moving? If you plug the cable in behind your bed or near the bed, and the cable is touched by any part of the bed (even a sheet hanging down onto it), that could be moving the watch just enough.

    My nightstand is pretty solid, but it will wake my watch up in nightstand mode if I bump the nightstand or tug the cable. I like that feature because it makes it easy to check the time without having a bright light on all night. Of course I could see how it might get annoying if it keeps turning on when you don't want it to. The feature is extremely sensitive to movement or even a strong vibration... so it makes me think there is something causing your nightstand to move... or your charging cable.

    Sean
     
  6. phoenixcat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The bedside table is sturdy, I think that maybe because the Spigen stand is attached to the table with adhesive makes it extra sensitive. I understand why it comes on but why does it come on so bright?! Isn't there a light sensor built into the watch?
     
  7. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree this would be nice. Sometimes when I check the time it's a little jarring... would be nice if the brightness was dynamic and the color could be changed.
     
  8. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    Mine is super-sensitive, but I regard that as a feature. Mine will come on if I just walk around near my night-stand (I have hardwood floors).
     
  9. jasie02, Mar 3, 2016
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