The red dot on the Apple Watch Series 3 comes on all models with LTE connectivity. That means the more expensive stainless steel and ceramic versions, which cannot be purchased without a cellular radio, come with a red digital crown no matter what. The red dot on Apple wrist watch, allow controlling the notifications.

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Apple Watch notifications

The Apple Watch notifications on your wrist come through all kinds of apps. That can be a personal message from a friend, but also a notification of an app because there is breaking news, because there is traffic jam or a rain shower arrives. Smart notifications are also possible: the app sees that you have an appointment and warns that it is time to leave. You want to receive notifications from some apps, not from others. That is why you can read in this tip how to enable and disable Apple Watch notifications.

One of the main features of the Apple Watch is to receive notifications on your wrist so that you do not have to fish your iPhone from your pocket or bag every time. But how many iPhone notifications do you actually get in one day? Do you want to receive these on your wrist, or are you staring at useless messages for half a day? Fortunately, you can also limit the notifications, so you do not go crazy about all the reports.

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The strong point of the Apple Watch is that you immediately see notifications on your wrist. But that is also the weak point. If you get alerts with sound all the time you’ll be crazy about it. You can limit this in a number of ways:

  • Theater Mode: Turn on the theater mode to prevent the screen from becoming a nuisance to a wrist movement. The sound is also automatically switched off. This is primarily intended for cinema or theater visits, but it can also be useful if you are in bed.

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  • Silent mode: In the Apple Watch Control Panel you will find an icon with a bell. Turn this on, and then turn off the sound of the Apple Watch. It is as pleasant as the people around you to go crazy about the constant sounding bell with every message.
  • Do not disturb: If you do not want to receive notifications, you can set the Do Not Disturb mode. You will then no longer receive incoming notifications. You can recognize this option in the Apple Watch Control Panel by the icon with the moon.