How to set up AssistiveTouch on Apple Watch

The new AssistiveTouch feature in watchOS 8 is aimed to help those with limb differences. Here's how to get it set up.

With AssistiveTouch on Apple Watch, you can control apps and navigate through menus without touching the screen. The tool uses the Apple Watch's gyroscope, accelerometer, and optical heart rate sensor. It's designed for people with limb differences, although anyone can use it. The feature is part of the upcoming watchOS 8 update and works with the best Apple Watch.


How to set up AssistiveTouch on Apple Watch

The use AssistiveTouch, be sure to have watchOS 8 or later installed on your wearable device and iOS 15 or later on your best iPhone.

  1. Tap on the Apple Watch app on iPhone.
  2. Choose Accessibility.
  3. Select AssistiveTouch under the Motor section.
  4. Toggle on AssistiveTouch and confirm your setting, if applicable.



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