Use screen and keys on your Apple Watch
See how to use the screen and keys on your Apple Watch.
Use Control Centre
Tap the Side button to open and close Control Panel.
Tap the required function to open an application or turn the function on or off.
Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen to view notifications.
Tap the required notification to open it.
Slide your finger left on the required notification.
Tap the delete icon to remove it.
Open Smart Stack
Slide your finger upwards starting from the bottom of the screen to open Smart Stack.
See how to use Smart Stack.
Use 3D Touch
Hard tap the screen to access extra functions and shortcuts in selected apps.
The Digital Crown
Tap the Digital Crown to open to the main menu.
Tap the Digital Crown several times to return to the home screen.
Turn the Digital Crown to navigate in a menu.
Tap the Digital Crown twice in quick succession to open the list of the most recently used apps.
Tap and hold the Digital Crown to turn on Siri.
The Side button
Tap and hold the Side button to turn your Apple Watch on or off.
Tap and hold the Side button to access the emergency call function.
Tap the Side button to open Control Panel.
In the Watch app on your mobile phone you can set the Dock to display recent apps or your selected favourite apps.
Tap the Side button twice in quick succession to turn on Apple Pay.
To use Apple Pay, you need to set it up on your mobile phone.
The Action button
Tap and hold the Action button to turn on a siren.
When you turn on the siren, your Apple Watch plays a continuous sound that can be heard up to 600 metres away. To use the siren, you need to turn on the function.