watchOS 10 has finally arrived! Apple touts it as a milestone upgrade that brings a big list of changes to the Apple Watch, it even changes the way you interact with your watch. For example, the traditional swipe-up gesture to access the control center no longer works. If you’re curious to know the new gestures on watchOS 10, then you are in the right place.
In this guide, I will tell you how you can easily navigate to your Apple Watch running on watchOS 10 to open the control center, view recent apps, and access the new Smart Stack widgets panel.
watchOS 10 comes with a big list of new features, including two new watch faces, redesigned system apps, a new way to access the control center, a Smart Stack with Widgets, new health features, and more. Although it is a major upgrade, the availability remains the same as the watchOS 9. If you recently updated your watch to the new software, then you can follow the below steps to navigate to the watch.
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How to Open Control Center on Apple Watch running watchOS 10
Control Center lets you turn on Do Not Disturb, water lock, school time, find your iPhone, and more. We can access the control center on watchOS 9 and older versions with a swipe-up gesture, but Apple has revamped it with watchOS 10. Here’s how you can access the control center on watchOS 10.
View the Control Center: Press the Side Button on the Apple Watch to open the Control Center.
Close the Control Center: Press the Side Button or Digital Crown to close the Control Center.
How to View Recent Apps on Apple Watch running watchOS 10
On the previous version of watchOS, we can easily see the list of recent apps by pressing the side button. Apple now allocates the side button to open the control center, now how can we see recent apps? Follow these steps to learn how to view recent apps on watchOS 10.
- To see the recent apps list, Press the Digital Crown twice.
- Now you can simply left swipe the app and close it.
- If you want to go back, you can do it by pressing the Digital Crown once.
How to Open Smart Stack Widgets on Apple Watch
watchOS 10 brings a new look to the Apple Watch with the new Smart Stack. Smart Stack is a new screen on the watch that can be accessed with a swipe-up gesture and shows a carousel of widgets with day and time displayed on the top. You can easily view the new Smart Stack widgets by following these steps.
- Swipe up from the watch face to view the Smart Stack.
- Swipe up again to explore the complete list of widgets.
- Press and hold any widget to change the position or remove it from the list.
- You can even pin any widget by tapping the pin icon at the top right corner.
How to View and Clear Notifications on Apple Watch on watchOS 10
The way we interact with notifications remains the same as the previous version of watchOS, but, if you are new to watchOS, then you can follow these steps to explore notifications on your watch.
- To view notifications, swipe down from the top of your watch face.
- Now you will see all notifications you can use digital crown to scroll through all notifications.
- Swipe left any notification you want then select the cross icon to remove it from the list.
How to Use Siri on Apple Watch running on watchOS 10
Siri gets better with each watchOS upgrade and the same can be said with the new watchOS 10. If you want to access Siri on your Watch, you can do it by following below steps.
- Press and hold the digital crown to activate Siri.
- Once activated, say something like “set an alarm for 5:00 a.m.” or anything you want to say to Siri.
- That’s it.
Access All Apps, Apple Pay, and Emergency Call on watchOS 10 remains the same as before
You can access all apps or the home screen by pressing the Digital Crown, use Apple Pay by pressing the Side Button twice, Emergency SOS Call by holding the side button, you can also use it to turn off the Apple Watch. If your watch is off, you can press and hold the side button to turn it back on.
Still have any queries on how to navigate to Apple Watch on watchOS 10? Leave a comment in the comment section.
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