Apple Watch swipe up to access Control center or notifications not working – PiunikaWeb
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on April 14, 2022) follows:
The Apple Watch series is among the most popular smartwatches in the industry. The Apple wearable stands out for its premium design, many useful features, and perfect integration with the Apple ecosystem.
To facilitate navigation through the watch interface, there are some gestures that allow users to execute actions quickly.
For instance, there is a swipe-up gesture through which users can access the Apple Watch Control Center or notifications section.
However, according to multiple reports, the gesture is not working properly after recent watchOS updates (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).
There are many Apple Watch user reports related to the issue. Not only the ‘swipe up’ gesture is affected, but also the ‘swipe down’ gesture.
The problem in question prevents users from accessing their notifications, quick toggles from Control Center, change settings and more.
Apple Watch not able to swipe up or down from watch face main screen
Series 4, 44mm. This happen every couple of days whew so am not able to wipe down to get my recent notifications, nor am I able to swipe up to change settings like mute the ringer, sleep, etc.
it is aggravating that the only way I have found to resolve the issue is to reboot the watch. Surely there is a better way to get it going and more so, why has Apple done anything to fix this known “Bug”?
Up/down swipe no longer works
I can no longer swipe up or down on my Apple Watch. Trying to restart the watch by simultaneously pressing the side button and the crown wakes Siri, who can’t help me although he tried. How can I get the swipe back into my life?
Multiple reports indicate that the issue started for many after the most recent watchOS 8.5.1 update.
However, some users reported experiencing the glitch from earlier versions.
That said, there are some potential workarounds that reportedly help mitigate the problem. The first workaround is to force-reboot the watch when it occurs:
Hold the side button. Slide to power off. Wait a minute or so.
Should do the trick
Also, you can try a reset by following the process below:
Reset the Watch, it will not affect your data. Press and hold the Digital Crown and the power button together until you see the Apple logo and then release. The Watch will reboot. Test.
Finally, you can try to unpair and re-pair the Apple Watch to setup as a new device:
At the moment there is no official acknowledgment on the issue from Apple. We will update this story if there is any change on the matter.
05:42 pm (IST): Many users are again reporting (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) that swipe-up gesture to open Control Center is not working for them.
Apple is yet to acknowledge this issue. And in the meantime, force restarting the watch can be a potential workaround.
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May 14, 2022 at 01:02AM