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Bedtime Mode on Samsung Galaxy Watch: What It Does and How to Use It

Bedtime mode, also known as Goodnight mode, is a useful feature offered by Samsung on the Galaxy Watch. It allows you to temporarily mute alerts and turn off certain services on your watch, ensuring a peaceful night's sleep. If you're wondering how to make the most of Bedtime mode on your Samsung Galaxy Watch, you've come to the right place. In this article, we'll explore what Bedtime mode does and how you can easily enable or disable it.

What Does Bedtime Mode Do on Galaxy Watch?

Bedtime mode on the Samsung Galaxy Watch is an enhanced version of the Do Not Disturb feature. It mutes notifications and disables features like the always-on display and raise wrist to wake up, which could disturb you or someone sleeping nearby. As the name suggests, it is primarily designed for nighttime use and mainly affects display and notifications.

Bedtime mode is dependent on the Do Not Disturb mode. When you enable Bedtime mode, Do Not Disturb mode is automatically activated. This mode simply turns off the always-on display and raise wrist to wake up functions. It utilizes the Do Not Disturb mode to silence notifications and calls. However, if you still want to receive notifications, you can disable the Do Not Disturb mode while keeping Bedtime mode enabled.

It's important to note that Bedtime mode does not affect the morning alarm on your watch. The alarm will still ring as usual, but all other notifications will be muted. The only downside is that if you haven't set a schedule for Bedtime mode, you'll need to manually disable it in the morning. Unfortunately, scheduled Bedtime mode is only available on limited devices like the Galaxy Watch4.

Additionally, Bedtime mode can be synced with your phone. This means that if you enable or disable Bedtime mode on one device, it will automatically reflect on the other.

In summary, when Bedtime mode is turned on, the following actions occur:

  • Calls on the watch are muted.
  • Notifications and system sounds are muted.
  • The always-on display is turned off.
  • Raise wrist to wake up is turned off.
  • Touch screen to wake up is turned off.
  • The alarm will not be silenced.

How to Enable or Disable Bedtime Mode

There are several ways to enable or disable Bedtime mode on your Samsung Galaxy Watch:

Method 1: From Quick Settings on Watch

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to open Quick settings on your Galaxy Watch.
  2. Tap on the Bedtime mode icon (bed icon) or Goodnight mode icon (crescent icon) to turn it on. The icon will turn blue when the mode is active. Tap the same icon again to turn it off.

Pro Tip: Long-press the Bedtime mode icon to access the Bedtime settings. Also, check Galaxy Watch icons and their meaning.

Method 2: From Settings

  1. Open the Settings on your Samsung Galaxy Watch. You can do this by tapping the Settings icon in the Quick settings or finding the Settings app in the list of apps.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Advanced features, followed by Bedtime mode.
  3. Toggle the switch next to Bedtime mode to enable or disable it.

Method 3: From Galaxy Wearable App

  1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
  2. Go to Watch settings > Advanced features.
  3. Tap on Bedtime mode and toggle it on or off on the next screen.

Please note that Bedtime mode cannot be turned on or off directly from the app on Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. However, you can enable or disable the syncing of Bedtime mode with your phone using the app.

Tip: If you own a Galaxy Fit device, you can enable the “Turn on daily” feature on the Bedtime mode screen. This feature automatically activates or deactivates Bedtime mode based on your sleep patterns. If you can't find this feature, go to Settings > Privacy on your Samsung Galaxy phone and enable Customization services. Wait for some time for the feature to appear on your Galaxy Watch.

Method 4: Turn on Bedtime Mode Automatically

If you have a Galaxy Watch4, you can schedule Bedtime mode to automatically turn on and off at specific times.

  1. On your Galaxy Watch4, open Settings.
  2. Tap on Advanced features, followed by Bedtime mode.
  3. Enable the toggle next to “Turn on as scheduled.”
  4. Select the days and set the start and end times for Bedtime mode.

Method 5: Schedule Bedtime Mode Using Phone

In this method, you need to enable or schedule Bedtime mode on your Samsung Galaxy phone, and the same settings will reflect on your Galaxy Watch. To do this, you must first sync Bedtime mode between your phone and watch. Here's how:

  1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
  2. Go to Watch Settings > Advanced features.
  3. Tap on Bedtime mode and enable the toggle next to “Sync bedtime mode.”
  4. Now, open the Settings on your Samsung Galaxy phone.
  5. Go to Digital wellbeing and parental controls, followed by Bedtime mode.
  6. Here, you can turn it on or off. You can also tap on “Turn on as scheduled” to create a schedule for Bedtime mode that will activate on your Galaxy Watch too.

Please note that when you enable Bedtime mode on your phone, the screen will turn gray.

Bonus: How to Stop Syncing Galaxy Watch Bedtime Mode With Phone

When you enable Bedtime mode for the first time on your watch, you'll notice that the connected phone's screen turns gray. This happens because Bedtime mode gets automatically enabled on the connected phone as well, as Samsung syncs Bedtime mode between your watch and phone.

However, if you want to disable this syncing, you can easily do so:

  1. Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your phone.
  2. Tap on Watch Settings > Advanced features.
  3. Go to Bedtime mode and turn off the toggle next to “Sync bedtime mode.”
  4. Please note that turning off the above toggle only stops Bedtime mode syncing. Since Bedtime mode enables the Do Not Disturb feature, you must separately turn off its syncing as well. Otherwise, your watch will sync Do Not Disturb mode to your phone.
  5. Go to Watch Settings > Notifications in the Galaxy Wearable app and turn off the toggle for “Sync do not disturb with phone.”

After disabling the sync, you'll need to manually turn off Bedtime mode and Do Not Disturb mode on your Samsung Galaxy phone once. You can do this by accessing the Quick settings and tapping on the Do Not Disturb and Bedtime tiles to turn them off. Alternatively, go to Settings > Notifications > Do Not Disturb to disable Do Not Disturb mode and Settings > Digital wellbeing > Bedtime mode to turn off Bedtime mode.

Pro Tip: Check out our article on “8 ways to silence your Samsung Galaxy phone” for more helpful tips.

Apps and Games for Galaxy Watch

Now that you understand the purpose and usage of Bedtime mode on the Samsung Galaxy Watch, you may want to explore some of the best apps and games available for your watch. Check out our recommendations for the must-have apps and the most entertaining games for the Galaxy Watch.

In conclusion, Bedtime mode on the Samsung Galaxy Watch is a valuable feature that helps you maintain a peaceful sleep environment. By following the simple steps outlined in this article, you can easily enable or disable Bedtime mode, ensuring uninterrupted rest and a better overall sleep experience.