Use the different silent modes on your Samsung smart watch

A Galaxy Watch Active next to a regular Galaxy Watch

To make sure you're always on track, you set all kinds of reminders on your smartwatch or fitness band. But sometimes they can be more distracting than helpful. If you are somewhere where alerts (excluding Alarms) need to be silenced, like the library or a movie theater, you can temporarily disable them. You can also turn them off when it's time to go to sleep.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by provider, phone, or watch.

Turn on Do not disturb mode

If you have a lot of work to do, set Do not disturb on your smart watch. It will silence all alerts, except Alarms, to help minimize distractions.

On a smartwatch

To activate Do not disturb mode, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick Settings panel. Next, tap the Do not disturb icon. Depending on your watch, you can choose when you want the mode to activate.

To schedule when Do not disturb turns on and off, navigate to Settings. Swipe to and tap Advanced, and then swipe to and tap Do not disturb. Tap the switch next to Turn on as scheduled, and then tap Set schedule. Select the Start time, End time, and Days. Then, tap Done.

Do not disturb will sync with the Galaxy phone and Smart Watch running One UI.

Do not disturb settings on the Galaxy Watch Active

On a fitness band

If you have a Galaxy Fit, you can turn on Do not disturb mode from your phone. Open the Galaxy Wearable app, and then swipe to and tap Advanced. Next, tap Do not disturb, and the switch next to Turn on now. Select desired time frame, and then tap OK. The Do not disturb settings will automatically sync to your Galaxy Fit.

If you have a Gear Fit2, swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick Settings panel. Next, tap the Do not disturb icon.

Do not disturb turned on in the Galaxy Wearable app

Activate Theater mode

Everyone silences their phones in a movie theater, and if you get alerts on your smart watch, you should silence it too. That way, alerts won't interrupt the movie.

From the smartwatch's Home screen, navigate to Settings. Swipe to and tap Advanced, and then swipe to and tap Theater mode. Tap the switch to turn it on. When you are done watching the movie, make sure you turn the mode off.

Theater mode enabled in Galaxy Watch Active

Note: This option is not available on fitness bands.

Get some sleep with Goodnight mode

With Goodnight Mode, all alert sounds (except Alarms) will be silenced so you sleep well at night.

On a smartwatch

On your watch, navigate to Settings. Swipe to and tap Advanced, and then swipe to and tap Goodnight mode.

If you have a Samsung smartwatch running One UI, you can tap either Turn on now or Use while sleeping. The Use while sleeping feature will allow your watch to automatically turn on Goodnight mode when it detects that you've fallen asleep.

If you have a smartwatch without One UI, tap the switch to next to Goodnight mode, and then tap the checkmark. Don't forget to turn the mode off in the morning.

Goodnight mode in Galaxy Watch Active

On a fitness band

If you have a Galaxy Fit, open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone. Swipe to and tap Advanced, and then tap the switch next to Good night mode. Remember to turn off the mode the next day.

Good night mode in the Galaxy Wearable app

Note: This feature is not available on the Gear Fit or Gear Fit2.

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