The Always-On display is one of the big new features coming with the Apple Watch Series 5. It’s turned on by default and can consume the battery of your Apple Watch. So, in this guide, you will how to turn off or disable Always-On Display on Apple Watch Series 5 and 6 to save battery life.
Meanwhile, The first version to have an Always-On display is the Apple Watch Series 5, a functionality that many users have been calling for. With the Always-On display, there are some great benefits that come. For starters, without having to tap your Apple Watch screen or raise your wrist to enable it, it allows you to check the time discreetly and more.
But the always-on display comes with a big drawback, and the battery life is low. Yeah, it’s going to get you through the day, but every single night you place the watch on the charger at about 20 percent or so. If you turn the Series 5 always-on display off, you can potentially get through two days of use if you are patient enough to use it.
You Might Also Like: How to Take Screenshot on Apple Watch Series
Using the Apple Watch AOD
As I said earlier the Always-On display is enabled by default on your Apple Watch Series 5 and 6 and If you would rather not use the Always-On display, you can disable it to save battery life.
Here’s what Apple describes Always-On display:
Always On is turned on by default on Apple Watch Series 5. In this mode, the time is always visible, along with your watch face or the most recent active app.
To preserve battery life, the display dims when your wrist is down, or by a quick gesture of covering the display with your hand. A wrist raise or tap on the screen brings everything back to full brightness and makes the watch screen active so you can interact with your watch.
How to Turn Off the Always-On Display on Apple Watch
Step 1. Click on the Digital Crown on your Apple Watch to go to the home screen.
Step 2. Tap Settings.
Step 3. Tap on Display & Brightness.
Step 4. Now, tap Always On.
Step 5. At last, make sure the toggle switch is off.
Apple also notes you can choose to “Hide Sensitive Complications if you want information such as calendar events, messages, and heart rate to remain hidden when your wrist is down.”
That’s it, your Apple Watch won’t remain on throughout the day, saving you a ton of battery in return. If you want to enable it again, then you can simply move the Always On switch to the on position
Disable Always-On Display in the Watch App on Your iPhone
Meanwhile, you can also disable Always-On Display right from your iPhone as well. Here’s how it’s done:
- Tap the Watch app.
- Scroll down and tap Display & Brightness.
- Tap Always On.
- Tap the Always On toggle button to disable the feature.
This guide was all about how to turn off the Always-On display on Apple Watch Series 5 and 6. By disabling the AOD, you can improve the battery life of your Apple Watch. However, you can either disable it from your iPhone or from Apple Watch itself. Click here to know more about Apple Watch Series 6.
Read More: Most Useful 14 Best Free Apple Watch Apps