Easy Is The Watch That Wears The Crown

While the traditional crown on a wristwatch is to set time and date, Apple’s Digital Crown is used to get back to the Home screen and pretty much does the same job of the home button on an iPhone. It can be used to scroll up and down the lists, zoom into maps and pictures, and to control volume and font size. Besides these, we have catalogued a list of actions which are performed by the digital crown. Let’s have a look.

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Turn on Siri

Besides saying “Hey Siri,” you can get your personal assistant to work by pressing down the Digital Crown awaiting to hear “What can I help you with?” You will also sense a tap on your wrist, realizing that Siri is listening.

Go back to Home Screen

As mentioned earlier, Digital Crown is like a home button on the Apple Watch. No matter what screen you are visiting, you can go back to the home screen with just one click.

Returning to Watch Face

After returning to the home screen by clicking the Digital Crown once, you can click it again to go to the center app, which is the clock app. Then, rotate the crown upward to toggle to the watch face.

Last Used App                                                  

Whether you are checking your emails or calendar, you can swiftly toggle to the last app you used by simply double-clicking the Digital Crown. You can change between the two apps effortlessly by double clicking each time.

Screenshots

Just like you take a screenshot on your iPhone by holding down two buttons at the same time, you can press both the side buttons on your Apple Watch to instruct the Digital Crown to capture a screenshot. You can sense a tap and see a white flash just when the screenshot is taken and also hear the shutter sound if the volume is enabled.

Activate VoiceOver

Click the Digital Crown three times to activate the VoiceOver. You will hear a chime and Siri will say “VoiceOver on.” You can now tap on anything on the screen to have it read to you.

Surely, now you know how Digital Crown has much to offer than just scrolling,  zooming or locating your friends.

Picture courtesy- businessinsider.com

 

 

 


by techtalks @TechTalks October 16, 2015 11:55 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

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Lionel Gurjao

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Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

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Maalin Ashar

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