How To Access Control Center On watchOS 10 (With Video)

by | Sep 19, 2023

If you’ve just updated to the latest version, you’re probably excited to explore new features, but also left wondering how to access control center on the newly release watchOS 10.

As you may remember on watchOS 9 and prior, to access the Control Center, you would swipe up from the bottom of your Apple Watch display, but that has since changed.

This guide covers how to access the new Control Center on watchOS 10.

If you’re a visual learner, check out our video below, if not, continue reading.

How to Access Control Center on watchOS 10

There are two ways to access the Control Center on watchOS 10. Here’s how to do it both ways.

Right Side Button

All you have to do is tap the right side button once.

This will result in the Control Center popping up.

From there, you can use your finger to navigate the control center, or you can also navigate by scrolling the Digital Crown up and down.

Tap Top Icon

This method is arguably easier. Simply tap the icon that is at the top of your screen and the Control Center will pop up.

What replaced the old Control Panel?

As mentioned, prior to watchOS 10, swiping up from the bottom of the bezel would open the Control Center , but now, that gesture is set to open your Smart Stack.

While this is a big change, we believe it has improved the overall user experience by simplifying accessibility.

Let us know what you think of the recent changes in the comments below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where did Control Center go on Apple watchOS 10?

WatchOS 10 brought massive accessibility changes to the Apple Watch. One of these is Control Center, which now is accessed by simply tapping the right side button. 

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