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: Swipe left or right with two fingers to browse available faces.
Customize a watch face: Triple-tap the display, swipe down to choose Edit, then double-tap. Swipe left or right with two fingers 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 in Grid View: 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, turn the Digital Crown to navigate messages, then double-tap a message to read it. Navigate through the message with the Digital Crown.
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.