How to use Theater mode on Apple Watch: Complete guide

You sit down to watch your favorite movie in the theater or at your home. As soon as the movie starts, you get bombarded with notifications on the Apple Watch. A few might be fine, but it can get pretty annoying if you’re constantly getting unnecessary ones. Don’t worry; Apple has covered you with a solution to this issue – Theater mode on Apple Watch.

If you don’t know what it is, I’ll guide you through what Theater mode is and how to use it on your Apple Watch.

What is Theater mode on Apple Watch?
How to turn on Theater mode on Apple Watch
How to dim or light up Apple Watch in Theater mode
How to turn off Theater mode on Apple Watch
When to use the Theater mode on Apple Watch?

What is Theater mode on Apple Watch?
Theater mode was first introduced in watchOS 3.2 and has been a part of the wearable ever since. It is a feature that puts your Apple Watch in silent mode and turns off the screen.

The screen won’t wake up even if you raise your wrist. You’ll still feel the notifications coming on your Apple Watch through haptic feedback, so you can check them without distracting others or yourself.

How to turn on Theater mode on Apple Watch

On your Apple Watch, swipe up to access Control Center.
Tap on the Theater mode icon (two masks).
Select the Theater mode option on the next pop-up if prompted.

Once you enable the Theater mode on your Apple Watch, the two masks icon will turn orange; silent mode will be activated, turning the bell icon red.

You’ll also see the masks icon at the top of your watch face, indicating that you enabled it.

After enabling the Theater mode on your Apple Watch, the display will turn off completely. Even if you have “Raise to Wake” enabled, your Apple Watch won’t light up.

To light up your display in Theater mode, you’ll need to do one of the following:

How to dim or light up Apple Watch in Theater mode

Tap on the display.
Press the Digital Crown or side button.
Turn up the Digital Crown.

Once you’re done checking the notifications and messages, you can dim your Apple Watch’s display by turning the Digital Crown down.

Turning off Theater mode is pretty straightforward once you’re done watching your favorite movie or show.

How to turn off Theater mode on Apple Watch

On your Apple Watch, swipe up to access Control Center.
Tap on the Theater mode icon (two masks).

Your Apple Watch will be back to normal after disabling the Theater mode.

When to use the Theater mode on Apple Watch?
As the name suggests, you should use the Theater mode in theaters and Broadway shows so you don’t disturb others with the light and sound from your Apple Watch.

However, it’s not only meant to be used in theaters. In situations when you want to use silent mode on your Apple Watch and also want the screen to go off dark, Theater mode can be handy.

Furthermore, if you’re lifting your Apple Watch often while doing painstaking work, the Theater mode can help you dim the screen and save some battery.

Closing thoughts…

Theater mode is an excellent way to stay away from distractions while doing something important. Further, you may read our article about the Focus mode on Apple Watch to improve your productivity.

In the comments below, let us know if you like the Theater mode on the Apple Watch and would be willing to use it!

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How to use Theater mode on Apple Watch: Complete guide

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