The touch screen on the Apple Watch makes it so that you can simply tap on the watch screen to illuminate and use the device. However, in an effort to preserve battery life, the screen will go off 15 seconds after it was last touched.
But if you find that this isn’t enough time, or that you would simply prefer to have the screen on for a longer amount of time, then you might be interested in changing this setting. Our guide below will show you where to find it and adjust it so that your watch will remain on for 70 seconds after it was last tapped.
How to Keep the Apple Watch Screen on for 70 Seconds After Tap
The steps in this article were performed on an Apple Watch 2, in the 3.2.3 version of WatchOS.
Step 1: Press the crown button on the side of the watch to get to the app menu, then touch the gear icon.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Choose the Wake Screen option.
Step 4: Scroll down and select the Wake for 70 Seconds option.
Note that using this setting will likely cause your watch’s screen to remain illuminated for a much longer amount of time, which can result in increased battery drain.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
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