Knock to Show the Clock on Apple Watch When in Nightstand Mode
As you may know, the Apple Watch can transform into a nightstand clock rather simply, but rather than fumbling around with the buttons or tapping the screen to see the date and time displayed on the screen, you can use a much easier but little known trick to show the time; simply knock on the surface where the Apple Watch is resting.
Yes, really, if the Apple Watch is situated on a nightstand, desk, table, bed, or whatever, just give the surface it’s standing on a knock or thump. The Apple Watch will detect the vibration, and it will activate the display when the device is in Nightstand Mode and connected to a power source.
The video below demonstrates this knock-for-the-clock Apple Watch feature with a few different knocks, the latter two are less forceful than they appear in the video simply because the recording iPhone was resting on the same surface as the Apple Watch:
Obviously Apple Watch Nightstand Mode must be enabled for this to work, which requires at least WatchOS 2.0 to be on the device.
This is a really neat trick was mentioned in the comments on one of our YouTube videos, so thanks to Karanjit Singh for bringing it to our attention!
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