How to keep your Apple Watch display on longer

When you tap your Apple Watch screen, the display wakes up and remains lit for 15 seconds. For some users, those 15 seconds might not be enough, so in this tutorial, we will show you how to keep your Apple Watch display one for longer.

Green watch face on Apple Watch Ultra

How to set Apple Watch to stay on longer

  1. Open the Apple Watch Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap Wake Duration from the bottom.
  4. Select Wake for 70 Seconds.
Wake duration settings on Apple Watch

That’s all. From now on, when you tap the watch display with one finger to wake it, it will stay awake for 70 seconds instead of 15.

Note: If you wake your watch by raising your wrist, then it will continue to turn off the display after about five seconds or when you lower your wrist.

You can also change the above setting from the iPhone Watch app > Display & Brightness > Wake Duration and pick Wake for 70 Seconds.

70 seconds of wake time will affect battery life

Those looking to maximize their Apple Watch’s battery life should leave the screen awake time at the default 15 seconds. After you set it to 70 seconds, it will obviously use a lot more battery, and you will enjoy fewer hours of use time per charge.

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