The controls menu lets you quickly access watch features and options. You can add, reorder, and remove the options in the controls menu (Customizing the Controls Menu).

From any screen, hold LIGHT.

Control menu




Airplane mode control symbol

Airplane Mode

Select to enable or disable airplane mode to turn off all wireless communications.

Alarm clock control symbol

Alarm Clock

Select to add or edit an alarm (Setting an Alarm).

Altimeter control symbol


Select to open the altimeter screen.

Alternate time zones symbol

Alt. Time Zones

Select to view the current time of day in additional time zones (Adding Alternate Time Zones).

Assistance control symbol


Select to send an assistance request (Requesting Assistance).

Barometer control symbol


Select to open the barometer screen.

Battery saver control symbol

Battery Saver

Select to enable or disable the battery saver feature (Power Manager Settings).

Backlight control symbol


Select to adjust the screen brightness (Changing the Screen Settings).

Broadcast heart rate icon

Broadcast Heart Rate

Select to turn on heart rate broadcasting to a paired device (Broadcasting Heart Rate Data).

Clock control symbol


Select to open the Clocks app to set an alarm, timer, stopwatch, or view alternate time zones.

Compass control symbol


Select to open the compass screen.

Display on or off control symbol


Turns off the screen for alerts, gestures, and Always On Display mode (Changing the Screen Settings).

Do not disturb symbol

Do Not Disturb

Select to enable or disable do not disturb mode to dim the screen and disable alerts and notifications. For example, you can use this mode while watching a movie.

Find my phone control symbol

Find My Phone

Select to play an audible alert on your paired phone, if it is within Bluetooth® range. The Bluetooth signal strength appears on the Forerunner® watch screen, and it increases as you move closer to your phone.

Flashlight control symbol


Select to turn on the screen to use your watch as a flashlight.

Select to turn on the LED flashlight.

Lock control symbol

Lock Device

Select to lock the buttons and the touchscreen to prevent inadvertent presses and swipes.

Music symbol

Music Controls

Select to control music playback on your watch or phone.

Bluetooth control symbol


Select to enable or disable Bluetooth technology and your connection to your paired phone.

Power off control symbol

Power Off

Select to turn off the watch.

Red shift control symbol

Red Shift

Select to turn the screen to shades of red to use the watch in low light conditions.

Save location control icon

Save Location

Select to save your current location to navigate back to it later.

Sync time with GPS control symbol

Set Time With GPS

Select to sync your watch with the time on your phone or using satellites.

Sleep mode control symbol

Sleep Mode

Select to enable or disable Sleep Mode (Customizing Sleep Mode).

Stopwatch control icon


Select to start the stopwatch (Using the Stopwatch).

Sunrise and sunset control symbol

Sunrise & Sunset

Select to view sunrise, sunset, and twilight times.

Sync symbol


Select to sync your watch with your paired phone.

Timer control symbol


Select to set a countdown timer (Starting the Countdown Timer).

Touch control symbol


Select to enable or disable touchscreen controls.

Garmin Pay wallet control symbol


Select to open your Garmin Pay™ wallet and pay for purchases with your watch (Garmin Pay).

Wi-Fi control symbol


Select to enable or disable Wi‑Fi® communications.

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