Apple Watch basics with VoiceOver
With VoiceOver on your Apple Watch, you can perform many functions with a press, swipe, or turn of the Digital Crown. Try the following while viewing the current watch face.
Change the watch face: Firmly press the display, then swipe left or right with two fingers to browse available faces. When you find one you like, double-tap to select it.
Customize a watch face: Firmly press the display, swipe down to choose Customize, then double-tap. Swipe left or right to browse the customizable features. Turn the Digital Crown to customize the selected feature. When you finish, press the Digital Crown, then double-tap the face to save your changes.
Check notifications from the watch face: Swipe down with two fingers.
To check notifications from most other screens, tap the time in the top-right of the display, then swipe down with two fingers.
Open Control Center from the watch face: Swipe up with two fingers.
To open Control Center from most other screens, tap the time in the top-right of the display, then swipe up with two fingers.
Open the Dock: Press the side button, then turn the Digital Crown to scroll through your favorite apps. Double-tap an app to open it.
Open any app: Press the Digital Crown once to go to the Home Screen. Swipe left or right, tap, or drag your finger to highlight an app, then double-tap to open it. Or use Siri to open it: hold down the Digital Crown until you feel the double tap, then say “launch” followed by the app name (for example, “launch Mail”).
Read mail: Press the Digital Crown once to go to the Home Screen. Swipe to highlight the Mail app, then double-tap (or hold down the Digital Crown to use Siri, then say “launch Mail”). When the Mail app opens, swipe left or right to read messages.
Navigate with the Digital Crown: Triple-tap with two fingers, then turn the Digital Crown to select an item. Triple-tap with two fingers to turn off Digital Crown Navigation.