Apple Watch Series 9 double tap - how to turn off double tap

Apple Watch Series 9 turn off double tap - three Apple Watch series 9

Irritated by the double tap mechanic on your Apple Watch? Well you're not alone, apparently not everyone likes having to double tap on their screen to try and perform common actions. Luckily, it can be turned off. Let's find out all about the Apple Watch Series 9 double tap then.

Basically, on your Apple Watch you can tap your index finger and thumb together twice on the screen to perform various tasks. For example answering a phone call, replying to a message, scrolling through messages and more.

But you might want to turn that off in order to use your Watch without the constant double tapping. Let's find out how to do it.

How to turn off double tap on the Apple Watch Series 9

You can turn off double tap directly from your Apple Watch, here's how to do it:

  • Open the Settings app on the Watch.
  • Tap Gestures
  • Now select Double Tap
  • You can choose from several options, but also turn it off entirely.

It is also possible to disable double tap directly from your iPhone if you want. Here's how to do it:

  • Open the Apple Watch app.
  • Go to My Watch
  • Now tap Settings and Double Tap.
  • Turn if off, if you wish.

But there's more you can do with the settings.

How to configure double tap to perform actions

When you are using the Watch, you can also select which actions to assign to the double tap gesture. For example:

Tap Gestures, tap Double Tap, then choose from among these options:

  • You can choose to Play/Pause Music playback or skip the song.
  • You can configure Smart Stack to "Advance" or "Select".

There are definitely options to consider before you turn off the gesture completely. But that's all we have for you on the Apple Watch Series 9 double tap, for more info check out our guides on Apple Watch Series 9 battery life and how to make the battery last longer.

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