Your Apple Watch has a lot of interesting features that longtime watch owners still find out about even after they’ve had the device for years. Some of these feature, like water lock, might cause some confusion, while others are simply hidden away. One of these features is called Nightstand Mode, and it illuminates the watch face like a clock when it’s connected to a charger. This allows you to see the time easily at night, for example, when you may not have a visible clock nearby.
But if you don’t need your watch to act like a clock in this situation, then you might prefer for the watch face to remain dark. Our tutorial below will show you how to turn off Nightstand Mode so that you watch face can rest in darkness when it’s on the charger.
How to Stop Nightstand Mode from Turning On Your Apple Watch
The steps in this article were performed on an Apple Watch 2, using the WatchOS 5.0.1 version. By completing the steps in this guide you will be turning off Nightstand Mode, which causes a clock to display on your watch when it’s is charging.
Step 1: Press the crown button on the side of the device to get to the apps screen.
Step 2: Choose the Settings icon.
Step 3: Select the General option.
Step 4: Touch the Nightstand Mode button.
Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Nightstand Mode to turn it off.
Nightstand Mode is disabled in the picture above.
There are some other settings on your Apple Watch that you may wish to change as well. Find out how to stop the Breathe reminders, for example, if you don’t partake in the periodic breathing exercises that the watch offers.
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