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Swipe up for Control Center Or Notifications not working after Apple Watch update

Apple Watch Swipe Up Control Center Or Notifications

Apple Watch, first released in April 2015, is a line of smartwatches. This Apple wearable differs greatly from other wristwatches available out there as it packs tons of amazing features. Many people love Apple Watch because the device comes with fitness & health-related features and wireless telecommunication. Apple Watch also has AssistiveTouch, built-in sensors that could allow you to perform various tasks on the device through hand gestures. A good example is the swipe-up hand gesture that allows you to access the Apple Watch control center or notifications section. Unfortunately, this gesture option is currently not working properly after the recent update.

What causes the new Apple Watch issue? Is there any workaround for the issue? Read on to discover the answers to these questions.

Apple Watch issue: swipe-up control center or notifications not working

The latest reports reveal Apple Watch users are now complaining of an issue, in which the device’s swipe-up gesture for accessing the control center or notifications is currently not working properly. Reports also reveal that the swipe-down gesture also sometimes misbehaves.

With the current issues, many affected Apple Watch users are unable to access their control center to check their notifications. For now, it’s still unclear the exact cause of the issue. However, many people suggested that the issue started after they received the watchOS 8.5.1 update. You can check here (1,2,3,4,5) to see what the affected users are saying about the annoying problem.

Apple Watch Swipe Up Control Center Or Notifications

Is there any workaround to address this issue?

The new Apple Watch issue that affects the swipe-up gesture for the control center or notifications started after the watchOS 8.5.1 update. Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t yet released any statement to acknowledge the issue. However, the Cupertino giant tech company has now released a new update (watchOS watchOS 8.6) to eligible devices. This update comes with a lot of bug fixes. So, you can consider trying it on your device.

You need to keep in mind that the new update might not be effective in addressing the problem. That’s so because a recent report says the annoying Apple Watch issue persists after the watchOS 8.6 update. You can check here for more information on this matter.

There are a couple of workarounds you can also try. First, this user suggested that you slow down your swipes and see if it’ll address the issue for you. If that doesn’t work, another thing you can do, according to this user, is:

  • First, you need to hold the side button of your device.
  • After that, consider sliding it to power off the device.
  • Next, you need to wait a few minutes and then reboot.

Alternatively, you can consider resetting your watch if it won’t affect your data. To apply this workaround, here’s what you need to do below:

  • Start by pressing and holding the Digital Crown and the power button together.
  • Continue to hold the buttons until you see the Apple logo.
  • After that, you need to release the buttons and wait for the Watch to reboot.

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Jike Eric

Jike Eric has completed his degree program in Chemical Engineering. Jike covers Business and Tech news on Insider Paper.

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