For more than one reasons, your Apple Watch can prove a better companion than your iPhone. Agreed that Series 1 and Series 2 don’t offer you a feature to make calls, but you can always check your app notifications quickly by raising your wrist. Yes, all you need is to raise your wrist and your smart watch will come to life. The feature is also available in iPhone since the launch of iPhone 6s. Earlier, the feature was known as Activate on Wrist Raise, and now it is called Wake Screen on Wrist Raise on your Apple Watch. Whatever the name is, your smart watch screen gets active when you enable Wrist Raise on Apple Watch.

You can activate Wrist Raise on Apple Watch by following two simple methods; note that you can do this on the paired iPhone and turn on this feature from Apple Watch as well. In this tutorial, we will deal with both the methods.

How to Turn ON/OFF Wrist Raise on Apple Watch 1, Series 2 and 3

How to Activate Wrist Raise on Apple Watch 1, Series 2 and Series 3

On iPhone

Step #1: Launch Watch app on your iPhone.

Tap on Watch App

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Step #2: Tap on My Watch tab from the bottom menu.

Tap on My Watch Tab in Watch App on iPhone

Step #3: Now tap on General.

Tap on General

Step #4: Scroll down and tap on Wake Screen option.

Tap on Wake Screen in Watch App on iPhone

Step #5: Here, you need to toggle ‘Wake Screen on Wrist Raise’ ON.

Turn On Wake Screen on Wrist Raise in Watch App on iPhone

Once this feature is activated on your Apple Watch, you can simply raise your wrist and your watch screen will turn on automatically.

How to Turn on Wrist Raise on Apple Watch

On Apple Watch

Step #1: Tap on Digital Crown to see apps in list view.

Step #2: Tap on Settings app from the list of apps.

Open Settings on Apple Watch

Step #3: Now open General.

Tap on General on Apple Watch

Step #4: Next, tap on Wake Screen.

Tap on Wake Screen on Apple Watch Settings

Step #5: Then, turn on Wake Screen on Wrist Raise option.

Activate Wake Screen on Wrist Raise on Apple Watch

How to Turn Off or Disable Wrist Raise on Apple Watch

Step #1: Open Watch App on iPhone.

Tap on Watch App

Step #2: Next, tap on My Watch tab.

Tap on My Watch Tab in Watch App on iPhone

Step #3: Now, tap on General.

Tap on General

Step #4: Tap on Wake Screen option.

Tap on Wake Screen in Watch App on iPhone

Step #5: Finally, deactivate Wake Screen on Wrist Raise.

Toggle Off Wake Screen on Wrist Raise

That’s it!

You are now all set to use this cool feature on your Apple Watch. You are free from tapping Digital Crown every time you want to use your watch. Next time, simply raise your wrist and the watch will wake up.

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