Apple is now rolling out watchOS 3.2 for Apple Watch. watchOS 3.2 includes Theater Mode which disables raise-to-wake and mutes alerts.
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As for Theater Mode, this is how Apple describes the new feature:
Theater Mode lets users quickly mute the sound on their Apple Watch and avoid waking the screen on wrist raise. Users still receive notifications (including haptics) while in Theater Mode, which they can view by tapping the screen or pressing the Digital Crown.
And here’s how Theater Mode looks on Apple Watch:
Check out our hands-on video with Theater Mode below:
watchOS 3.2 beta 2 included a subtle change:
- Control Center toggles reorganized (Series 2 from top left to bottom right: Battery, Airplane Mode, Mute, Do Not Disturb, Find My iPhone, Water Lock, Theater Mode, AirPlay)
We’ll update with any changes discovered in the official watchOS 3.2 release.
- New Apple Watch Nike+ unique watch face colors, Sport and Woven Nylon band-matching colors for other faces
- New unlock sound when using Apple Watch to unlock Mac (replaces ding! tone)
- Theater Mode no longer localized as Cinema Mode in other regions (just Theatre Mode)