Apple Watch is a beautiful device. While we had our reservations about investing in the second smartwatch within an year, we just could not help but pick one up to see what the fuss was about. We will have the full review of the watch out on the site after we have used it for substantial period of time, but from our first impressions, we absolutely adore the OLED display on the watch. It is crisp, bright and extremely responsive. While that is a good thing, the lack of any adaptive brightness means that the display does consume a fair bit of power and your Apple watch is crying aloud for the charger by the end of the day.
We are sure Apple are aware of the problem, and as a result have included a Power Reserve Mode in the Apple Watch which basically lets you turn off all the smartwatch features of the device and only keep the time visible. The mode also turns off all the sensors on the watch so you need to press the hardware button just below the digital crown in order to see the time. Other than time, there is no information visible on the screen, and all the notifications from your phone are automatically turned off. While Apple automatically triggers a warning for you to put your device in Reserve Power mode when the watch has just 10% battery to run, you can put the watch in Power Reserve mode whenever you wish to and take it off from it whenever you want.
If you did not know how to do the same, here is a tutorial to help you put your Apple Watch in Power Reserve Mode and bring it out of it.
To put the Watch in Reserve Power Mode:
There are a couple of ways for you to put the watch in Power Reserve mode. The easiest way to do it is by long pressing the hardware button just below the digital crown. Once you do that, you will see a screen where Reserve Power will be an options and you simply have to swipe across the screen to activate. The other method is to open glances by swiping up from the Home Screen. Once you do that, you need to keep swiping left or right and find the Power glance where you will see the remaining battery on the device and the ability to put the phone into Reserve Power there.
To take the watch off Reserve Power Mode:
If you have just put the watch on Reserve Power Mode in order to conserve battery and can afford to take it off, you can do so by simply long pressing the hardware button just below the digital crown. Once you long press the button, you will see the Apple logo appear and the watch will load in the normal mode with all its features enabled. It is worth noting that the watch will not boot in case the power is too low in reserve. In this case, you would want to connect the watch to the wall charger and then try again.
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