watchOS 10.2 beta 3 brings this sought-after feature back to the Apple Watch

Apple has released a new test version for watchOS 10, bringing a popular feature back to the Apple Watch. Here’s what’s new in watchOS 10.2 beta 3!

Apple releases watchOS 10.2 beta 3

In addition to a new test version for iOS 17.2, Apple has also released a beta for watchOS. In watchOS 10.2 beta 3, Apple has brought back a popular feature to the Apple Watch, which had been missing since watchOS 10. Since the major watchOS update, it is no longer possible to switch between watch faces by simply swiping left or right across the screen.

Also read: Apple launches watchOS 10.1.1: this will change with the update

Instead, you have to press and hold the screen for a few seconds to view the available watch faces. You can then use the DigitalCrown switch between the different watch faces, or by swiping left or right across the display. This will change with watchOS 10.2 beta 3, because it will be possible to switch directly between your watch faces again.

watchOS 10.2 beta 3 brings this sought-after feature back to the Apple Watch

New setting for watch faces

Didn’t you miss the function? Fortunately, in the third test version of watchOS 10.2 you can choose which method of operation you want to set up. You can then choose whether you can immediately switch between watch faces, or whether you have to press and hold the screen for a few seconds. Which method you prefer depends of course on the dials you use.

If you almost always use the same watch face, it is more convenient to press and hold the screen when switching watch faces. This prevents you from accidentally adjusting the dial while you are doing something else. Do you often change the watch face on your Apple Watch? Then it is better to go back to the old operating method from watchOS 10.2 beta 3.

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This will change in watchOS 10.2

In watchOS 10.2 beta 3 we find few other changes for the Apple Watch. In previous test versions of watchOS 10.2 it became clear that NameDrop is finally coming to the smartwatch. This makes it much easier to share contact information between an iPhone and an Apple Watch. All you have to do is hold the two devices together and your contact poster will then be shared automatically.

Also read: How to use Double Tap on your Apple Watch Series 9 or Ultra 2

In addition, watchOS 10.2 will support iMessage Contact Key Verification. You will probably not notice much of this, because this function is mainly intended for public figures such as politicians and journalists. They can share a code with this feature, so that they can be sure they are dealing with the right person in a conversation on iMessage. The new update will probably only be released next month, so we will have to wait a little longer for watchOS 10.2.

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