The wake-up reminder on our Apple Watch alerts us to get up for a few minutes if we’ve been sitting for an hour straight. An extremely useful and interesting reminder from a health point of view that, however, we may want to deactivate in certain circumstances.

The flexibility of a notice that is sometimes useless

There are several situations in which we may want to disable these reminders. A recovering person, for example, does not need this reminder. Neither do professional drivers, among other professions, who spend the working day seated. Whatever the reason that may lead us to deactivate this reminder, Apple offers us the necessary option. The steps to follow are:

We open the Settings app on our Apple Watch. We enter the Activity section. We have disabled wake-up reminders.

If we prefer, we can also make this adjustment from the iPhone paired to our watch. In this case, we will proceed as follows:

We open the Watch app on our iPhone. We enter the Activity section. Disable the reminder to get up.

The ease of activating and deactivating this reminder is interesting, since it gives us the power to customize it according to our needs. Of course, the idea is not to activate or deactivate it daily, especially since we then have to think about activating it again, but this setting offers us an interesting flexibility.

As we started by saying, this booster is really useful from a health point of view. A reminder that, on certain occasions, can precisely remind us that we are not active enough, depending on the situation. Luckily, turning it on and off takes about 10 seconds.

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