What Does 'Watch Only' Mode Mean on a Samsung Galaxy Watch? (and How to Activate It)

Can you make a Galaxy Watch simple like a regular watch?

What Does Watch Only Mode Mean on a Samsung Galaxy Watch

One of the things you might really like about your Samsung Galaxy Watch is how long its battery lasts and how it lets you know about things through notifications. Did you know there's a special "Watch Only" mode that can make both of these even better?

What is "Watch Only" Mode?

Samsung Galaxy Watches have two battery-saving modes. One of them is called "Power Saving," and you might have used it when your watch's battery is running low.

When you enable "Power Saving" mode, your watch does a few things to make the battery last longer. It turns off things like the wake-up gestures, the always-on display, and Wi-Fi. It also makes the processor (the brain of the watch) work slower, and it uses less data and location in the background. The screen becomes less bright, and it stays on for a shorter time. Even with all these changes, your watch can still do most things, just with some limits.

The other mode is called "Watch Only." In this mode, your smartwatch acts like a basic watch, just showing you the time. To even see the time, you need to press the Home button. Nothing else works or runs in the background. If you want to go back to normal, you'll need to restart your watch.

There are two big advantages to using "Watch Only" mode. First, it makes your watch's battery last a lot longer. You can go almost a whole month without needing to charge it, which is really cool. It's also a great way to use your watch without getting distracted by all the smart features. You can just use it like a regular watch for a while.

How to Activate 'Watch Only' Mode on a Galaxy Watch

To start, drag your finger down from the top of the watch screen to reveal quick settings. Then, tap on the gear icon to open Settings.

How to Activate Watch Only Mode on a Galaxy Watch

Scroll down a bit and find the 'Battery and Device Care' settings.

How to Activate Watch Only Mode on a Galaxy Watch

Go to the "Battery" section.

How to Activate Watch Only Mode on a Galaxy Watch

At the top of the screen, you'll find some information about your battery, and there's a switch that says "Power Saving." Scroll down a bit more, and you'll see an option called "Watch Only." Tap on that.

How to Activate Watch Only Mode on a Galaxy Watch

The next message will tell you that you should press the Home key to check the time. To exit Watch Only mode, you need to hold the key or charge the watch. Tap "Turn On" when you're ready.

How to Activate Watch Only Mode on a Galaxy Watch

When your watch is in Watch Only mode, it will display a basic white text on a black background. You won't be able to change or personalize this watch face.

This is a handy trick to have in your back pocket for those moments when you want to make your smartwatch's battery last as long as possible or simply get rid of all the things that can distract you. If you want to achieve a similar result on your smartphone, it takes a bit more effort to get rid of distractions.

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