How to Make Apple Watch Stay On Longer

The Apple Watch interface is surprisingly easy to use given the limited amount of ways in which you can interact with it, and the small size of the screen. You may have even found the zoom setting, then figured out how to turn off the Apple Watch zoom when you were done with it.

But you may find that the screen is turning off too quickly, and that you need to keep touching it in order to make all of the needed adjustments, or read all of the information this is displayed.

The default setting on the Watch will keep the screen on for 15 seconds after you select it. However, you have the option to change this and make the Apple Watch screen stay on for longer. Our guide below will show you where to find this setting and change it to keep the Apple Watch screen on for 70 seconds instead.

How to Increase the Wake Duration After You Tap the Screen

The steps below are performed directly on the watch. The Watch used for this instructions was an Apple Watch 2.0, using Watch OS 3.1.2. Once you have completed these steps, your Apple Watch screen will stay on for 70 seconds after you tap the screen.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu on the Apple Watch. You can get to this app screen by pressing the digital crown button.

open the apple watch settings menu

Step 2: Select the General option.

open the general menu

Step 3: Touch the Wake Screen option.

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Step 4: Scroll down to the On Tap section and select the Wake for 70 Seconds option.

how to make apple watch screen stay on longer

If you discover that this is keeping your screen on for too long, you can always return to this location and switch back to the 15 second option.

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