6 Tips to Fix Night Mode Not Working on Apple Watch Ultra

Apple Watch Ultra comes with a dedicated Night Mode to enhance your viewing experience in dark environments. When active, it puts a red filter on the display in order to deliver a more soothing viewing in the dark. More importantly, it also removes the harmful retina-altering blue light to ease the strain on the eyes. Hence, you feel comfortable viewing the screen of your watch. Recently, some users have reported that Night Mode is not working on Apple Watch Ultra. If your smartwatch is also in the grip of this issue, check out these reliable solutions to troubleshoot the Night Mode.

Pro Tips to Fix Night Mode Not Working on Apple Watch Ultra

It would be better to briefly discuss the possible reasons of the issue first up.

Why is Night Mode Not Working on My Apple Watch Ultra?

There could be several reasons why Night Mode is ill-functioning on your Apple Watch Ultra. Maybe you are trying to activate it in the wrong way or maybe there is an occasional glitch that is preventing the Night Mode from working properly. On top of all, there could also be software bug at the heart of the problem given how buggy watchOS 9 has been. Therefore, we will take into each aspect and offer up solutions accordingly.

Night Mode Works With Only the Wayfinder Watch Face

To begin with, ensure that the Night Mode is designed to work with only the Wayfinder watch face. You can swipe to the new Wayfinder watch face and then turn the Digital Crown to activate the Night Mode. To turn it off, just rotate the Digital Crown in the opposite direction.

Wayfinder watch face on Apple Watch Ultra

Restart Your Apple Watch Ultra

If the Night Mode does not work even if you have selected the Wayfinder watch face, restart your Apple Watch.

  • To do so, press the Side button and then drag the power off slider to shut down the watch.
  • Then, wait for a few seconds and press the Side button to reboot the watch.

Hard Reset Your Apple Watch

Another simple but exceptionally effective solution that you should try to resolve the Night Mode issues on your Apple Watch is hard reset.

  • To get it done, press and hold the Side button and the Digital Crown simultaneously. Keep holding both these buttons until the Apple logo comes up on the screen.
Hard Reset Apple Watch Ultra

Update Software

It’s always recommended to keep the software updated in order to not only boost performance but also keep random issues that tend to crop up from time to time at bay.

  • Go to the Watch app on your iPhone -> General -> Software Update. Then, download and install the latest version of watchOS.
  • Make sure your Apple Watch has around 50% battery and is connected to the power source while the software update completes.

Erase Your Apple Watch

If the Night Mode has not yet returned to normal, erase your Apple Watch and restore it as new. As watchOS automatically creates a backup and allows you to restore during the setup process, you should go ahead with this nuclear without any concern.

  • Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch -> General -> Reset -> Erase All Content and Settings and confirm.

Contact Apple Support, If Nothing Works

No solution as yet? Though you may not have to come this far when dealing with the Night Mode issues on your Apple Watch Ultra, weird things do tend to raise their heads when we expect them the least. So, if you haven’t yet resolved the problem, make sure to contact Apple support at the earliest. I suspect the issue might be due to a hardware failure.

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