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How to Turn Off Transparency Effect in Apple Watch


The Apple Watch can increase the contrast of your glances, Siri and alerts screen by reducing the transparency of the background. Turning off this feature causes only a faint effect on the appearance of the screen, which may go unnoticed by some users. However, some users may want to turn it off in order to increase the battery life or for better processing speed.

Turning off this effect makes the text easier to read by increasing the brightness of the text. This also causes the screen contrast to enhance which leads to more legible text. Reducing the transparency can also improve battery life and performance for your Apple Watch as most of the resources on the watch are dedicated to drawing screen elements.

In this tutorial, we will be guiding you through the process of turning off transparency effect on your apple watch. Follow the easy steps given below:

Turning off the transparency

Step 1: On your iPhone, open the Apple watch application on the home screen.

Step 2: Now, go to “My Watch”.

Step 3: Select the “General” option.

Step 4: Now, select the “Accessibility” option.

Step 5: After the accessibility menu opens, choose the “reduce transparency” option.

Step6: On the reduce transparency screen toggle the switch to ON.

If you want to enable this feature again then you can simply repeat the steps and in the reduce transparency screen toggle the switch to “OFF”.

By using these simple and basic steps, you can turn off this effect on your Apple Watch to make your text appear more legible and clear. The boost, in contrast, makes you see the text more clearly on some apps however some users may not see any noticeable effect on their screens. In the long term, you may notice a prolonged battery life and a better performance of your Apple Watch. Choosing to reduce the transparency effect is always up to the user’s preference.      

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