Apple Watch Gets Back Popular Face Swiping Gesture with watchOS 10.2 Beta 3
In recent weeks, Apple’s watchOS 10 update received backlash from users because of the removal of the quick swipe option to switch between different watch faces. However, with the latest beta of watchOS 10.2, Apple has brought back this popular gesture.
According to the report from Aaron on X, the new watchOS 10.2 beta 3 now allows users to use the swipe gesture to switch between Apple Watch faces. This feature was sorely missed by many users, as it was previously removed, requiring users to press the screen and scroll through the list using the Digital Crown.
However, the gesture is not enabled by default in the beta version. Users need to manually enable it in the Clock settings on the Apple Watch. The toggle is exclusive to the Apple Watch and cannot be found using the Watch app on the iPhone.
The new watchOS 10.2 update is expected to make it easier for users to switch between different watch faces and improve the overall user experience.
The current version, watchOS 10.1, introduced NameDrop, enabling users to share their contact details simply by holding their Apple Watch near another Apple Watch or iPhone. It also included the Double Tap gesture for the latest Apple Watch models.
Alongside watchOS 10.2, Apple is releasing iOS 17.2, which introduces Apple’s new Journal app and support for collaborative playlists in Apple Music. The update also brings changes to Tapback reactions, new widgets for Clock and Weather, and enables recording Spatial Videos for Apple Vision Pro using iPhone 15 Pro.
Apple is set to release iOS 17.2 and watchOS 10.2 to the public by the end of the year.
Overall, Apple’s latest updates aim to enhance the user experience for both Apple Watch and iPhone users.