The Apple Watch is, for many, one of Apple’s best products. With it, we can follow the progress of our physical performance, check our heart rate or manage our notifications, among many other functions. Although new features are always added during the presentation of each new model, the reality is that the complaints of its users always go in the same direction: the battery.
According to Apple, the Series 9 It offers us 18 hours of battery with a use that the Cupertino company considers normal. However, as we use up features such as LTE, do sports or have a day with a higher volume of notifications, those 18 hours can be greatly reduced, not being enough to finish the day without having to go through an outlet. Luckily, we have discovered a shortcut that will help you maximize battery life in all models that have the option of having the screen always active, including the Ultra.
The key is in the turn of the wrist
The always on screen of our Apple Watch is, as with the iPhone, one of the features that consumes the most battery. Many users choose disable always on display and keep toActivated wrist rotation. In this way, our Apple Watch will only show us the time and notifications when we make the classic gesture.
However, for many This solution is not acceptable. In some contexts, such as our work or the sports discipline that we usually do, we cannot always perform this gesture and, therefore, we cannot consult the information that appears on our Apple Watch whenever we want. Furthermore, even in those cases in which we can perform the gesture without problems, let’s not forget that we end up losing one of the most anticipated features by followers of the bitten apple company. Therefore, this option would be ruled out.
But, What if we go the opposite way? Indeed: we can keep the screen always active, but deactivate the wrist turn gesture. With this option, we will be able to check the time and information of our training at any angle. Although, yes, with a higher update rate than we would have if we had everything active.
We will can access this configuration menu through two ways:
- From iPhone: Watch – Display and brightness – Always-on display: Yes – Wake on raising wrist: Disabled.
- From Apple Watch: Settings – Screen and brightness – Always-on screen: Yes – Activate when raising your wrist: No.
The solution: Shortcuts
The resource we have described can be a good option when let’s go a little tighter on the battery and we cannot charge the Apple Watch until the next day or at specific times when we are in the middle of the workout and we want to be sure that we will have enough battery to finish it without worries. Therefore, it may be the case that we do not always want to have this setting activated and we only want to have it on hand for specific moments. For these cases, the iPhone Shortcuts application can be the solution so that everything is activated and deactivated in a matter of seconds.
Setting up this shortcut is very simple. To do this, we must go to the Shortcuts application, Click on the “+” button in the upper right corner. Select “Add action”, go to the Apps tab and tap on the Apple Watch icon that will be found in the last positions. The second preset is “Set Activate when raising wrist.” We click on it and access the arrow that points to the right, in the operation field we select “Activate / Deactivate”.
Once we have gone through all the steps, we will have the shortcut available to execute it in any situation. If we want to make the most of our Apple Watch and always have the option to Activate/Deactivate wrist turn, We can put it as a complication on the screen of our Apple Watch or even on the action button of our Apple Watch Ultra.