How to Customize Your Apple Watch Screen Lock Time

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The Apple Watch is an incredibly powerful and useful device, allowing you to stay connected, informed, and entertained while on the go. However, one of the most important features that the Apple Watch has to offer is its ability to lock itself after a set period of time. This feature is incredibly important as it can help keep your data secure and protect your watch from unauthorized access.

So how long does the Apple Watch screen lock after it has been inactive? By default, the Apple Watch will lock itself after 15 minutes of inactivity. This means that if you haven’t interacted with your watch for 15 minutes, then it will automatically lock itself and require a passcode for access.

Fortunately, this setting is customizable so you can adjust the amount of time until your watch locks itself. To change this setting go into your Apple Watch’s settings and tap on Passcode. Here you can turn wrist detection on or off as well as adjust how long until your watch locks itself. You can choose between 30 seconds all the way up to 4 hours or even neer if you prefer to never have it lock itself automatically.

It’s also possible to manage Always On settings on your Apple Watch which alows you to turn on or off the feature that keeps the display active when not in use. To do this open up the Settings app on your Apple Watch and tap Display & Brightness where you can scroll down and select Always On.

Overall, having a customisable auto-lock time on an Apple Watch is an incredibly useful feature that helps keep our data secure while we are away from our watches for extended periods of time.

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Decreasing the Lock Time on an Apple Watch

To stop your Apple Watch from locking so fast, you’ll need to turn off the Wrist Detection setting. To do this, open the Settings app on your Apple Watch and tap Passcode. From there, you can toggle Wrist Detection on or off. When Wrist Detection is turned off, your watch won’t lock automatically when it’s not bing worn.

Turning Off Screen Timeout on Apple Watch

To turn off screen timeout on your Apple Watch, open the Settings app and tap on Display & Brightness. Scroll down and tap on Auto-Lock. Then select Never from the list of options. This will disable the screen timeout so your Apple Watch will remain active until you manually lock it or run out of battery power.

Preventing Apple Watch Screen from Going to Sleep

To keep your Apple Watch screen from gong to sleep, the easiest way is to turn off the Sleep Mode feature. To do this, simply swipe up from the Clock screen then scroll to and select the Focus icon then select Sleep. Then toggle the switch next to Sleep Mode to turn it off. This will keep your watch screen from automatically turning off when inactive.

Changing the Lock Screen Time on an Apple Watch Series 7

To change the lock screen time on your Apple Watch Series 7, open the Settings app, then navigate to Display & Brightness. From here, select Auto-Lock and choose the duration you wish to set. This will determine how long your Apple Watch will stay unlocked befoe it automatically locks itself.


In conclusion, the Apple Watch is a powerful and versatile device that offers a range of features to enhance your life. It provies a convenient way to stay connected with friends and family, track your fitness goals, and access important information at the touch of a button. With its Wrist Detection feature, you can ensure your watch is secure even when you’re away from it. And with its Always On setting, you can keep your watch powered on for extended periods of time. All in all, the Apple Watch is an invaluable tool for staying organized and productive in today’s busy world.

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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.