How to Keep Apple Watch Screen On Longer

By default, Apple Watch Screen wake time is 15 seconds, but you can change it to longer (70 seconds.) Keep reading to know more.

The initial version of watchOS was hard-coded to keep the Apple Watch display awake for 15 seconds. Thankfully, this was changed with the new watchOS release, and users were given the liberty to select either 15 seconds or 70 seconds before the Apple Watch display sleeps.

Most likely, you would have done it already. But if you haven’t been messing around your Apple Watch lately and this sounds something useful, we have a tutorial to help you do it. Just head south and keep doing as mentioned in the guide.

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How to Keep Apple Watch Display ON for a Long Time

Step #1. On your Apple Watch, open Settings app from the Home screen → Head over to General.

Tap on Settings then General on Apple Watch

Step #2. Tap on Wake Screen and Scroll all the way to the bottom of the options. Under “ON TAP,” tap on “Wake for 70 Seconds.”

Keep Apple Watch Display ON for Long Tine

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That’s all. Your display will stay awake for 70 seconds, instead of the default 15 seconds. You can do the same using the iPhone as well.

How to Keep Apple Watch Display ON for Long Interval from iPhone

Step #1. Open the Watch app from the paired iPhone → Tap on My Watch.

Step #2. Scroll a little and tap on General → Wake Screen.

Tap on General then Wake Screen in Apple Watch App on iPhone

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Step #3. Just like Apple Watch, tap on “Wake for 70 Seconds” and you are done.

Keep Apple Watch Screen Awake for Longer

To make things easier, there are also a few other options you should give a try like Wake Screen on Wrist Raise, which wakes up the Apple Watch screen when you raise your hand. Before using it, make sure you do required settings in the Orientation menu in General.

Signing off:

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That’s all folks for now. This little tip might have helped you to enhance your Apple Watch experience. We will back with new tips and tricks like this again. Until then, it’s time for a goodbye.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
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