The battery on your Apple Watch is able to last a couple of days with normal usage. This average usage time can vary, depending upon a number of different factors. One of these factors is the brightness of the screen. Powering the illumination of the screen is one of the more battery-intensive activities for almost any electronic device, so most of them will not make the objects on the screen as bright as they can be.
If you find that you are struggling to read information on your Apple Watch screen because it is too dim, then you can increase the brightness on the screen through the Watch app on your iPhone. Our guide below will show you how to find and use this setting.
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How to Increase the Screen Brightness on the Apple Watch
The steps below were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.1. The Apple Watch being modified is an Apple Watch 2, running Watch OS 3.1. Note that increasing the brightness on the Watch screen will decrease the amount of battery life that you get from a charge, as a brighter screen will use more battery life.
Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll down and select the Brightness & Text Size option.
Step 4: Place your finger on the white circle on the Brightness bar, then drag your finger to the right. The brightness on your Apple Watch screen will update automatically.
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