How To Keep Apple Watch Nightstand Mode Always on?

Apple watches nightstand mode is an amazing feature that allows you to use your Apple watch as a bedside clock watch.

But most people notice a problem with nightstand mode; when you put your Apple Watch on nightstand mode, its screen turns off after a few seconds. I know it’s frustrating for a few folks. 

In this article, I will share how to always keep the Apple watch nightstand mode on. 

What Is The NightStand Mode On Apple Watch?

The NightStand mode in Apple Watch allows you to turn your Apple Watch into a bedside clock, and the screen goes into a horizontal mode like an alarm clock. 

In this mode, your Apple Watch shows time, date, alarm, battery status etc. After a few seconds, the screen goes to sleep and to check the time, you have to tap on it. 

How Can I Keep the Apple Watch Nightstand Mode Always On?

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Keeping nightstand mode always on is a big problem, even if your Apple watch has an always-on display. The display only turns on if you touch the watch. But I have tried a different test and found that you can keep the screen on in nightstand mode.

So what you have to do is turn on the Sleep focus along with nightstand mode. The always-on will work when you put your Apple Watch on a charge. But again, this will only work if you have Apple watch 5 and later versions. 

How To Turn On Nightstand Mode?

By default, Nightstand mode is turned off on the Apple watch. So your Apple watch displays a normal screen if you place it on charge. But when nightstand mode is on, the watch shows a horizontal screen like a bedside alarm clock. 

So there are two ways to turn on nightstand mode; one from your iPhone and the second from your Apple watch. 

Turn on the Nightstand mode from iPhone.

  • Open Watch App on iPhone.
  • Make sure your Apple watch is connected to your iPhone.
  • Next, find “General” and tap on it. 
  • Scroll down and look for NightStand mode and turn it on. 

Turn on Nightstand mode from Apple?

  • On “Settings” on your Apple watch.
  • Tap on General. 
  • Scroll down and find NightStand mode, and turn it on. 

How To Turn Off NighStand Mode On Apple Watch?

Turn Off NighStand Mode On Apple Watch

You can also turn off NightStand Mode On your Apple Watch using two methods, one from your iPhone and the second from your Apple Watch. 

Method 1: 

  • Open Apple Watch App on your iPhone.
  • Go to “General”
  • Next, find NightStand mode and turn it off.

Method 2:

  • Go to Apple Watch Settings.
  • Go to “General”
  • Find the nightstand mode and turn it off.

How To Turn Off the Alarm In Apple Watch Nightstand mode?

In nightstand mode, the screen has no option to turn off the alarm. So you can use the side button to turn off the alarm in nightstand mode.

Similarly, if you want to snooze the alarm for the next 9 minutes, then press the digital crown. You can also change the snooze time from the Settings of your Apple Watch. 

How To Change The Color Of Nightstand Mode On Apple Watch?

You can’t change the color of the Nightstand clock if your Apple Watch is in Nightstand mode. So you have to do it before putting it on this mode. 

To change color in NightStand mode, go to General > Accessibility > Turn on Grayscale. 

Can You Charge Apple Watch Overnight In NightStand Mode?

Yes, you can charge your Apple Watch overnight because the Apple Watch charger automatically turns off the voltage supply when the battery reaches 100%. The same is true for the iPhone, and you can charge the iPhone overnight. 

Final Words:

After going through the above article, I hope you will know how to always keep the Apple watch nightstand mode on. You must turn on sleep mode with nightstand mode to keep the screen on. 

But if you’re still facing an issue, you haven’t always displayed it on your watch. So first turn on Always on display and then apply the following trick I mentioned in the guide. And if there is no Always on display in your Apple watch, then you can’t keep the Apple watch nightstand mode always on. 

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