How Nightstand Mode Keeps Your Apple Watch Display Always On

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Welcome to the world of the Apple Watch and its many features, including Nightstand mode. Nightstand mode is a convenient way to keep your Apple Watch charged while still allowing you to view notifications, check the time, and more. It puts your watch into a special low-power state that allows it to stay active for up to 70 seconds afer you tap the screen or press any of the physical buttons.

Nightstand mode is great for those times when you want quick access to information or just need a few minutes of hands-free time. But what if you want your Apple Watch display to stay on all the time? Unfortunately, this isn’t possible with Nightstand mode – but thee are some things you can do to extend the amount of time your Apple Watch display stays on after tapping or pressing a button.

First, open Settings on your Apple Watch and select Display & Brightness. From here, scroll down and select Wake Duration. This will alow you to change how long your display stays on after tapping or pressing a button – up to 70 seconds! If you want even longer than that, try adjusting your brightness level – the brighter it is, the longer it will stay on before automatically dimming again.

If you’re looking for an always-on experience while in Nightstand mode, there are also third-party apps available that can help with this. These apps allow you to set certain conditions (such as charging level) that will keep your watch display on until they’re met – so no more worrying about tapping or pressing buttons every few minutes!

We hope this guide has been helpful in understanding how nightstand mode works on your Apple Watch and what options are avaiable for extending its wake duration. For more tips and tricks related to optimizing battery life and using other features of your Apple Watch, be sure to check out our other blog posts!

Enabling Always On Mode on Apple Watch Nightstand

To make your Apple Watch nightstand always on, press the Digital Crown to open the Home screen and tap the Settings button. Then tap Display & Brightness and scroll down until you see the Always On setting. Tap this option to enable it, and your Apple Watch will stay on while it’s in nightstand mode. You can also adjust the brightness of the display if you wish.

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Can Nightstand Mode Remain Active Through the Night?

No, Nightstand Mode cannot stay on all night. The display will go dark after a period of inactivity, and will require user interaction to wake it up again.

Troubleshooting Issues with Apple Watch Nightstand Mode

It sounds like you are having trouble with your Apple Watch staying on in nightstand mode. It’s possible that this could be caused by a few different things. First, make sure that nightstand mode is enabled in the Watch app on your iPhone (My Watch > General). Additionally, check if the battery needs to be charged or if the watch is too close to a source of interference such as a wireless router or another electronic device. If none of these appear to be the issue, we recommend contacting Apple Support for further troubleshooting.

Can the Apple Watch Clock Remain On?

Yes, the Apple Watch clock can stay on. You can keep the display on for longer by tapping to wake your Apple Watch. To do this, open the Settings app on your Apple Watch, tap Display & Brightness, tap Wake Duration, then tap Wake for 70 Seconds. This will keep the clock display on for 70 seconds ater each time it is woken up.

Understanding Nightstand Mode

Nightstand mode is a feature of the Apple Watch that makes it easier and more convenient to use as an alarm clock. When enabled in the iPhone’s Watch app, Nightstand mode allows your Apple Watch to display the charging status, current time and date (in a large, easily readable font), and the time of any alarm you’ve set when connected to its charger. When an alarm goes off, you can snooze it or turn it off from your Apple Watch. In addition to being able to set alarms on your Apple Watch, you can also use Nightstand mode to quickly check the time in the middle of the night witout having to press any buttons.

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Troubleshooting Apple Watch Not Staying Always On

The most likely reason why your Apple Watch is not staying always on is because the “Always On” setting has been disabled. This setting allows the watch to stay illuminated for a few seconds ater you raise your wrist, so that you can quickly check the time or glance at important notifications. If this setting has been turned off, your watch will turn off its display shortly after you lower your wrist. To enable this setting, open the “Watch” app on your iPhone and select Settings > Display & Brightness > Always On. After making sure this setting is enabled, try restarting your Apple Watch by holding down the side button until the Power Off button shows up. Wait about 10-15 seconds and then turn it back on by holding down the side button again.


In conclusion, the Apple Watch is an incredibly versatile and user-friendly device. It offers a wide range of features, including health and fitness tracking, notifications, and access to apps. It also has advanced features such as Nightstand Mode and the Always On display. With its intuitive interface and powerful performance, the Apple Watch makes it easy to stay connected, healthy, and productive throughout the day.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.