AutoWear Turning Watch Screen off with Button Command

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  1. Matt Eckholm

    Matt Eckholm New Member

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    Tried to find this answer, sorry if it is somewhere deep in the forum, it seems terribly simple.

    Essentially what I am doing is (through Tasker and Autowear):

    When connected to my car's bluetooth, the watch when viewed (screen turns on), the 4 button screen automatically opens and has spotify's controls to play/pause, skip, and go back. The last button I want to set to turn off the watch screen (I hate having to hit the watch button twice or wasting battery waiting for the screen to turn itself off).

    How do I send a screen off command with a button in the 4 button screen?
     
  2. joaomgcd

    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    There's no API for that sorry. Wish I could help.
     
  3. Sharif Salah

    Sharif Salah New Member

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    There may be something of a workaround for this which seems to work for me. Set up a custom action under the secure settings menu to reduce the value of the screen_off_timeout variable from 30000 (equivalent to 30 seconds) to, say, 3000 (equivalent to 3 seconds) whenever you want the watch screen to turn off / go into ambient mode quickly. Add a wait action for a few seconds, and then immediately follow up with a similar action that puts it back to 30000.
     

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    joaomgcd Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice! :) Thanks for the help!
     

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