With the Activity app on your Apple Watch, you will get daily — often hourly — alerts reminding you to stand up, get moving, and do a bit more exercising to meet your goals. Sometimes, though, you're stuck in a car, on an airplane, or otherwise stationary for hours and hours and just can't do your routine.

If you turn off the notification entirely, you might forget to turn it back on. Luckily, Apple lets you mute Activity reminders just for a day.

How to mute reminders for one day from your iPhone

If you know you're not going to want to receive any activity reminders for the day, you can stop it before it even starts.

  1. Launch the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Notifications.

    Opening the Watch app on iPhone

  3. Tap Activity.
  4. Toggle the Mute Reminders for One Day switch to on.

    Selecting the Activity notification in the Watch app on iPhone

When Mute Reminders is enabled, you won't get any alerts for progress updates, Stand reminders, goal completions, or achievements until the following day.

How to mute reminders for one day from your Apple Watch

If you're stuck in a car driving 600 miles and suddenly get a tap on your wrist reminding you to stand up, you could stop the car and have a stretch, but you'll probably just want to mute reminders for the day instead.

When the notification comes in:

  1. Scroll down using the Digital Crown.
  2. Tap Mute Reminders for on day.

Muting Activities from Apple Watch

How to change the time interval of progress updates

Every few hours each day, your Apple Watch sends you an update on the progress of your goals. If you'd like to be reminded less frequently about how you are doing, you can lengthen the time intervals between updates.

  1. Launch the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Notifications.

    Opening the Watch app on iPhone

  3. Tap Activity.
  4. Tap Progress Updates.
  5. Select an option from every two, four, six, or eight hours.

    Changing the frequency of progress updates on Apple Watch

Anything Else?

Is there anything you'd like to know about muting reminders on Apple Watch that we didn't cover here? Let us know in the comments.

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