How to Enable Theater Mode on Apple Watch in watchOS 3.2

Enable Theater Mode on your Apple Watch in watchOS 3.2 to mute the sound and prevent the screen from lighting up on wrist raise. It's designed to let you keep the smartwatch quiet.

watchOS 3.2 has got an exclusive feature named “Theater Mode.” When activated, it mutes the sound of Apple Watch and also disables “Raise to Wake” in order to stop the screen from waking with arm movement.

You can access notifications and get haptic feedback, even when Theater Mode is enabled on your Apple Watch. To view the alerts or notifications, you need to tap on the screen or press the Digital Crown or side button. Look forward to taking the new feature for a test drive on your smartwatch? Here you go!

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Theater Mode on Apple Watch in watchOS 3.2

How to Enable Theater Mode in watchOS 3.2 on Apple Watch

Step #1. Swipe up on the Apple Watch screen to bring up Control Center.

Step #2. Now, check out Theater Mode (which looks like a pair of theater masks) option which appears right below the option to silence the Watch. You need to tap on the icon to activate it. Once Theater Mode is active, the icon is tinted with an orange color. You will also see a small mask icon at the top of the Watch display.

How to Disable Theater Mode on Apple Watch

Turning off Theater Mode is equally easy.

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Step #1. Simply swipe up on the screen to access Control Center.

Step #2. Next, tap on the icon with theater masks to disable Theater Mode. When it’s disabled, the icon will turn white.

Now, the small mask icon at the top display of the smartwatch will disappear.

That’s it!

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Earlier it had been reported that Theater Mode will be an important feature for iOS devices. It was said to work as Dark Mode to be used in low-lit environments. What could be a surprise to many folks; it has turned out to be a new feature for the Watch with a different functionality. What’s your take on this new feature?

You may also want to read these posts such as, How to Customize Workouts in watchOS 3, Add Complications to Apple Watch, Change Apple Watch Face Color and Style etc.

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