Mute the Apple Watch is a very easy task. Since it shows the Control Center with silent mode enabled by default. So your Apple Watch vibrates and emits a small sound when you receive a notification. In the same way, you have some options that according to your situation you can choose to silence this new portable device.
Mute Apple Watch: Silent Mode
For starters, silent mode is quite simple and works almost similarly to that of an iPhone. In this way, when you activate Silent Mode, your Apple Watch 4 will no longer emit any sound when receiving a notification. But still, you will feel the subtle vibration of the taptic engine.
With the function enabled, you can choose if you want to turn your wrist to see the notifications. The slight vibration will be enough to alert you to a notification or an incoming call.
Similarly, you can enable Silent Mode from the Control Center. When you see the screen of your Watch 3, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to display the Control Center. When you are there, press the “Silent Mode” icon; which is bell shaped to enable the function.
You can also disable vibration alerts from the Settings menu. You can access this menu by pressing the digital crown while viewing the watch screen. And then you select “Settings” in the grid or the list of applications. Then go to the section “Sounds and haptics.” Here, disable the “Haptic alerts” function.
Cover to silence the Apple Watch
If you want to silence the Apple Watch just for a moment, all you have to do is put your hand on the screen. This will put the Apple Watch screen at rest and will stop the sound or vibration. Thus, when you receive a call, press the digital crown to silence that notification.
If you are in a place where you do not want your Apple Watch to turn on when you receive a notification. Similarly, when you accidentally lift your wrist, you can activate Theater Mode. Your Apple Watch will continue to vibrate, but it will neither ping nor illuminate. You can also touch the screen to activate it.
All you have to do is swipe up from the Watch dial to reveal the Control Center. From the control center press the theater icon (Tragedy and Comedy) so you can enable Theater Mode or Cinema Mode.
Do not disturb
Similarly, the “Do not disturb” function of the iPhone is also available on the Apple Watch. So by default, the function is linked between the two portable devices.
Now, swipe up from the Watch dial to access the Control Center and then press the “Crescent Moon” icon. Now you can choose to activate Do not disturb mode indefinitely or you can choose one of the suggested options.
The option you have there and is called «On for 1 hour», activates the Do not disturb function for precisely one hour. Now, the option «On until I leave» will deactivate the Do not disturb mode when you leave the current area where you are.
The “On until tomorrow morning” mode will leave the Do not disturb mode until the next morning. The alarms will continue to sound while the function is active. To disable Do Not Disturb mode, return to the Control Center and press the crescent moon icon again.
Now, if you don’t want the Do Not Disturb feature linked between your Apple Watch and your iPhone, you can disable the “Mirror iPhone” feature from the Watch application. All you have to do is open the Watch application on your iPhone and go to the “My Watch” section. When you are here, select the “General” option.
Now, choose the “Do not disturb” option from the list. From this section, press the button next to the “Mirror iPhone” to disable this function. Now, you can configure Do not disturb settings individually on each device. If you have just updated to watchOS 6, you can take a look at the new App Store. From now on, you can download and update applications directly on your Apple Watch series 4.