New Apple Watch gesture: Double Tap

Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 users can now take advantage of a new gesture called Double Tap. This gesture allows users to tap the index finger and thumb of their watch hand together twice to quickly perform many of the most common actions.

Key highlights:

  • Double Tap is a new gesture on Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 running watchOS 10.1.
  • It allows users to tap the index finger and thumb of their watch hand together twice to quickly perform many of the most common actions.
  • Double Tap is enabled by default,┬ábut can be customized in the Settings app on the paired iPhone.
  • Users can currently choose to use Double Tap to control audio playback or Smart Stack.

Double Tap is enabled by default, but can be customized in the Settings app on the paired iPhone. Users can currently choose to use Double Tap to control audio playback or Smart Stack.

To customize Double Tap, open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on Accessibility. Then, tap on AssistiveTouch and scroll down to the Double Tap section. Here, you can choose to use Double Tap to Play/Pause, Next Track, or Smart Stack.

To use Double Tap to control audio playback, simply tap the index finger and thumb of your watch hand together twice while listening to music or podcasts. To use Double Tap to navigate Smart Stack, tap the index finger and thumb of your watch hand together twice while viewing Smart Stack.

Double Tap is a great new way to interact with your Apple Watch. It allows you to quickly perform common actions without having to raise your wrist or wake the screen.

How to customize Double Tap on Apple Watch:

To customize Double Tap on Apple Watch, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app on your paired iPhone.
  2. Tap on Accessibility.
  3. Tap on AssistiveTouch.
  4. Scroll down to the Double Tap section.
  5. Choose the action you want to assign to Double Tap.

How to use Double Tap:

To use Double Tap, simply tap the index finger and thumb of your watch hand together twice.

Double Tap is a new gesture on Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 running watchOS 10.1 that allows users to quickly perform common actions by tapping the index finger and thumb of their watch hand together twice. Double Tap can be customized in the Settings app on the paired iPhone to control audio playback or Smart Stac

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James Williams

James Williams

James W. is a software engineer turned journalist. He focuses on software updates, cybersecurity, and the digital world. With a background in Computer Science, he brings a deep understanding of software ecosystems. James is also a competitive gamer and loves to attend tech meetups.