Activate the sleep mode on your smartwatch so that the screen does not turn on

If you’re someone who gets bothered by the light from your smartwatch screen turning on during the night or when you’re trying to sleep, there’s a solution for you. You can activate the sleep mode on your smartwatch to ensure an uninterrupted and peaceful sleep.

While the exact process may vary slightly depending on the model of your smartwatch, all of them offer a way to prevent disturbances while you’re in bed. You can access this feature either through the dedicated app on your phone or in the settings of your smartwatch. We’ll provide instructions for some of the popular smartwatches available today, but rest assured that finding the sleep mode option on your specific device shouldn’t be too difficult. It’s a simple and effective solution to ensure a better sleep experience.

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Make your Amazfit watch not wake up while you sleep

To ensure a disturbance-free sleep and prevent the screen of your Amazfit watch from lighting up unintentionally at night, you can conveniently customize the settings using the Zepp app on your phone. By managing the “Raise wrist to see” option, you can tailor its behavior according to your sleep schedule and preferences. Here’s how you can do it:

Doing it is very simple:

  1. Go to Profile
  2. tap on the clock
  3. Scroll down to the option Raise wrist to see information
  4. Deactivate or confirm the hours you want to schedule

In the Display & brightness settings, you have the option to customize the screen activation time for Xiaomi bracelets and other similar models. This feature allows you to specify the duration of inactivity before the screen turns on when you interact with the device. Additionally, you can check if your bracelet or watch supports a night mode feature in its settings.

Don’t Let Your Apple Watch Wake You Up Like This

To optimize your sleep experience on Apple devices, utilizing Sleep Mode is highly recommended. You can conveniently configure this feature in the Health app on your iPhone. Within the app, navigate to the sleep options and set the schedule according to your typical sleep hours. Sleep Mode also seamlessly extends to your Apple Watch if it is synced with your iPhone. As a result, you will receive notifications and observe the dimming of screen brightness and changes to your watch face.

However, if you wish to prevent the screen from turning on altogether, Nightstand mode can be employed. This mode activates when your watch is charging in an upright position. It effectively turns off the screen, displaying only the time, date, and charging indicator. By selecting the appropriate activation time, you can ensure a disturbance-free resting environment.

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You can configure it like this:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click on General
  3. Activate Nightstand Mode
  4. You can also find it in the Watch app, under General and My Watch
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Another option you have is to turn off the Always show option from the home screen of your watch:

  1. Go to the Settings option
  2. You should go to Screen and brightness
  3. There you have to deactivate the Always show function

Another useful feature to prevent the screen from turning on when you raise your wrist is Theater Mode, which can be activated conveniently from the mask icon in the control center of your Apple Watch. Additionally, within the Settings of your Apple Watch, under the Sleep option, you can utilize the Rest screen to minimize distractions and create a more conducive sleep environment.

‘Good night’ mode on your Samsung Galaxy Watch

To manage notifications and screen activation on your Galaxy Watch, simply access the Galaxy Wear app on your mobile device and navigate to the Notifications section under Start. Here, you can customize which notifications are sent to your watch. For more control, explore the Advanced Notification Settings where you can toggle the option to automatically turn on the screen. By disabling this feature, you can prevent disturbances not only during the night but also throughout the day.

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If you wish, you can disable the feature that turns on the watch face when you raise your wrist. This can be helpful to prevent any accidental activations while you’re sleeping. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click on Security
  3. Click on Advanced
  4. Turn off the Wake gesture option

In addition, you have the option to enhance your sleep experience by activating the Good Night mode in the advanced settings of your watch. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. go to your watch
  2. Scroll to Settings
  3. Confirm the Advanced settings
  4. Look for good night mode

Enabling the Good Night mode ensures that all notifications, except alarms, are silenced, and the screen remains inactive when you receive notifications during your sleep. This helps create a disturbance-free environment for a better sleep experience.