This tiny tutorial tells you about simple tips to quickly return to the last used app on your Apple Watch so that it’s easier to multitask or switch back and forth between recently used apps!
On watchOS 9 or earlier
Apple Watch offers a really cool feature that allows you to quickly return to the last used app and makes it possible to quickly switch between two applications directly.
By double-pressing the Digital Crown in quick succession, you can instantly revert to the last used app or watch face in a flash. I think you’ll agree that this tip is effortless and useful.
As you can see in the video, double-clicking the Digital Crown allows you to return to the last used app. If you last viewed the watch face, then that will count as the last app, allowing you to quickly switch between an app and the watch face.
On watchOS 10 or later
watchOS 10 has removed this handy ability to quickly return to the last used app on the Apple Watch. Now when you quickly double-press the Digital Crown, it shows the Dock with your recent (or favorite) apps. You can pick an app from here. This is the quickest way to switch between your recent apps on your wrist.
watchOS 10 also introduces some other changes, like:
- Triple pressing the Digital Crown brings up Live Speech which turns what you type into voice!
- When you single press the Side button, it opens the Apple Watch Control Center.
Note: Double-pressing or triple-pressing the Side button brings up Apple Pay.