About Always-On-Watch feature | Support

Last Update date : Aug 04. 2022

With the Always On Watch feature, there’s no need to press a button or turn the bezel on a Galaxy Watch or some Gear watches to show the time. Set the display to show at all times, letting you see the time whether it’s day or night. An active second hand has also been added to some watch faces for a further the sense of realism. Using the Always-On feature will increase battery consumption significantly.

Please Note: This guide is designed for New Zealand variant Galaxy devices, if you have an international device and require further support click here to get in touch with your Samsung subsidiary. Screenshots were caotured from a Galaxy Watch4, settings and steps may vary between Samsung Watches.

Using Quick Settings Panel

Activate AOD on Galaxy Watch4 via Quick Settings Panel

Using Display Settings

1 Swipe up on your Galaxy Watch4 screen and tap on Settings
Tap on Settings
2 Tap on Display
Select Display
3 Toggle on Always on Display
Toggle on Always on Display

Using Watch Faces Settings

These steps are designed for Galaxy Watches operating on One UI Watch version 2.0.

1 Swipe down on your screen to view your and select Settings icon
Swipe down on the screen and select settings
2 Tap on Watch Faces
Select Watch Faces
3 Select the Watch Always On
Select Watch always on
4 Toggle on or off to suit your preference
Toggle Watch always on or off
5 If you have enabled Watch always on the watch face will always be displayed
Watch always on enabled

Note: Devices will have pre-loaded watch face options but you can also download additional watch faces via Samsung Galaxy Wearable app or Samsung Galaxy Watch app on iOS.

If you are experiencing unusual behavior on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us a question in the Samsung Members app. 

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymized and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the 'How to use the Samsung Members app'.


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