If you often wake up because your watch’s screen turns on and shows alerts and other notifications, check out Samsung’s Goodnight feature.
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Learning how to enable Goodnight Mode on your Samsung Galaxy Watch is one of the easiest ways to eliminate annoying notifications and your screen turning on.
Strangely enough, Samsung’s Goodnight mode is a separate setting from Do Not Disturb–and this often gets a little confusing.
Luckily, it’s pretty easy to turn on Goodnight mode on your Samsung watch, and doing it should take less than a couple of minutes.
So, without any further ado, let us get right into it!
What is Goodnight Mode, and how is it different from Do Not Disturb?
As mentioned above, Goodnight Mode on a Samsung Galaxy Watch is very similar but not the sameas the DND (Do Not Disturb) mode that every phone comes with.
Most Galaxy Watch deviceshave Goodnight mode and a separate DND mode.
With both Goodnight mode and DND, you get notifications for any alarmswhile other notifications are silenced.
Basically, Goodnight and DND silence notificationswithout disabling important alarms automatically. So, in that way, you never miss any important notifications.
Now, where Goodnight differs from DND is that Goodnight also turns off the always-on display, stops automatic screen wake up, and silences any system sound.
DND mutes notifications and sounds without considering other aspects such as screen lighting and lift-to-wake.
To turn Goodnight off, toggle it back to the grayed-out position.
At this time, you can ONLY schedule Goodnight Mode with One UI-compatible Galaxy Watches.
Can’t schedule goodnight mode on your Galaxy watch?
For folks who don’t like manually turning Goodnight on or off and don’t run One UI, we recommend using Do Not Disturb or Theater Mode.
DND allows you to set up a regular schedule, while theater mode allows you to set up a duration.
How to turn on Theater Mode on Samsung Galaxy Watches
With Theater Mode, you temporarily silence yourwatch,including all alarms and the screen stays off.Theatermode also turns off system sounds, watch always on, and wake-up gestures.
The main disadvantage of theater mode is that it currently lasts no longer than 4 hours, however, for most people, that allows them to fall asleep without disturbances.
The big advantage of theater mode is that it automatically turns off once the set duration elapses.
While most Samsung Galaxy watches support theater mode, a few don’t, includingGalaxy Fit, Gear Fit2 Pro, and Gear Fit2.
Turn on Theater mode on your Samsung Galaxy watch
Swipe down the Quick Settings panel.Tap on the Theater Mode icon that looks like a film slate.
The default duration is 2 hours. To change that, tap on the time listed just under Theater mode that says Until…
Select how long you want theater mode on for. Currently, theater mode supports 1-4 hours.Open your watch’s Settings appTapAdvancedToggle Turn on now to activateTheatermode.
Choose how long you want theater mode on. Theater mode supports durations of 1-4 hours.
Turn on Theater mode on your phone using the Galaxy Wearable app
Open theGalaxyWearable app on your phone.Scroll down and chooseAdvanced.Toggle Turn on now to activate Theater mode.
Tap Duration to change how long theater mode is engaged for. Theater mode supports durations of 1-4 hours.
How to turn on DND (Do Not Disturb) on Samsung Galaxy Watches
Do Not Disturb is very similar to Goodnight Mode, with the main difference that DND doesn’t do anything about screen lighting and lift-to-wake.
Still, as we mentioned above, some Galaxy Watch models do not support Goodnight Mode or Goodnight Mode schedule.
And unfortunately, at times, the automatic Goodnight Mode doesn’t always work.In such cases, you may want to enable DND (Do Not Disturb) instead.
Turn on Do Not Disturb using your watch’s Quick Settings
Swipe down from the top of your Galaxy Watch’s screen to bring up the Quick Settings.Tap on the Do Not Disturb icon, looks like a minus symbol (-).
Choose how long you want DND on for and tap the checkmark to confirm.
You can also turn on Do Not Disturb in your watch’s Settings appPress thePowerButton on your watch, swipe, and tapSettings.ChooseAdvanced.
TapDo Not Disturband toggle onTurn on now.
Do not tap Turn on now and instead tap on Turn on as scheduled to set a schedule for Do Not Disturb.If you haven’t set up a schedule, do so now and select your DND Start time, End Time, and Days. To confirm your DND schedule, tapDone.
Turn on Do Not Disturb (DND) mode using the Wearable app on your paired phone
On your paired phone, open theGalaxy Wearableapp.Choose theHometab, and then tapAdvanced.TapDo not disturb.
Choose to Turn on now or Turn on as scheduled.For Turn on as scheduled, select your Days, Start Time, and End Time.
Once you set your DND setting on the paired phone, it should automatically sync to your watch.Check your watch’s Settings > Advanced > Do Not Disturb to verify.