Last week, Apple announced a pretty big set of updates for all its iDevices, including the Apple Watch, which just received the latest watchOS 3.2. The first beta of the latter started rolling out to developers this morning and there’s no doubt that one of the main attractions is the “Theater Mode”.
This new feature is designed to allow customers mute the sound of the smartwatch and disable the Raise to Wake function, preventing the display from lighting up when the arm moves. Because we all hate when light from a smartphone or smartwatch disturbs the whole cinema when watching a movie, right?
As mentioned above, Theater Mode is currently available just for developers, but a hands-on video was already posted on YouTube, giving everybody the chance to take a quick glimpse at it, before being released for the wider public.
The mode can be accessed by simply swiping up on the display, in order to reveal the Control Center. The option itself is just below the one for silencing the smartwatch, featuring an icon with two theater masks.
After turning on Theater Mode, the Apple Watch won’t make any noise at all, maintaining the screen dark, even after raising your arm. However, the notifications will keep coming, delivered through haptic feedback. Also, if you want to activate the screen, simply press the Digital Crown.
The latest watchOS 3.2 is expected to be released sometime in March, also bringing Siri-Kit to Apple’s smartwatch, allowing customers to ask the digital assistant for various tasks.