5 Turn off Wake Screen, or Enable Theater Mode
The Apple Watch uses its onboard sensors to automatically wake the display when you raise your wrist. Of course, this may result in some accidental wakes that can impact your battery life.
- Open the Watch app.
- Tap General.
- Tap Wake Screen.
Of course, disabling it entirely may seem a bit drastic. But you can also use Theater Mode to selectively disable the wrist wake behavior. As an added bonus, you can easily access Theater Mode by swiping up from the bottom of the watch face and tapping the icon. Just note that this also disables notifications.