Apple made many changes to the Apple Watch operating system interface with watchOS 10. Among these changes, watchOS 10 no longer allows users to quickly swipe between different watch faces, which frustrates some users. Luckily, this gesture is back with the latest watchOS 10.2 beta.
Swipe to change Apple Watch face with watchOS 10.2
As noted by Aaron on the watch faces. In previous versions, changing the watch face required tapping the screen for a second and then scrolling through the list using the Digital Crown.
I was upset that Apple removed this gesture – I even filled out a radar during the early betas of watchOS 10, and the company told me it was an intentional change. However, it seems more users missed this gesture on the Apple Watch.
But there are a few things to keep in mind. At least in this beta version, the gesture is not enabled by default. Instead, you have to manually enable it in the clock settings. The toggle is also only available on the Apple Watch – you can’t find it using the Watch app on the iPhone. At least it’s back and working like before.
Learn more about watchOS 10.2 and iOS 17.2
The current version, watchOS 10.1, was released last month and introduced NameDrop, which allows users to share their contact details with others simply by holding their Apple Watch near another Apple Watch or an iPhone . watchOS 10.1 also enables the Double Tap gesture for the latest Apple Watch models.
However, the watchOS 10.2 update comes with iOS 17.2, which brings some nice improvements for iPhone users.
iOS 17.2 includes Apple’s new Journal app, first announced at WWDC. There’s also support for collaborative playlists in Apple Music, changes to Tapback reactions, and new clock and weather widgets. The update also allows recording spatial videos for Apple Vision Pro using the iPhone 15 Pro.
Apple is expected to release iOS 17.2 and watchOS 10.2 to the public by the end of the year.
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