December 2, 2023

After watchOS 10.1 beta 1 solely added NameDrop assist between Apple Watch and iPhone, beta 2 of this upcoming working system model brings the primary characteristic of Apple Watch Collection 9 and Apple Watch Extremely 2: Double Faucet.

Right here’s how Apple explains the Double Faucet characteristic:

“Customers can simply management the Apple Watch Collection 9 or Apple Watch Extremely 2 utilizing only one hand and with out touching the show by tapping the index finger and thumb of their watch hand collectively twice to rapidly and conveniently carry out lots of the commonest actions on the Watch. The sooner Neural Engine allows this new double faucet gesture, which processes information from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and optical coronary heart sensor with a brand new machine studying algorithm.”

This new gesture, though similar to what is on the market with older Apple Watches underneath accessibility settings, is totally built-in into the system, making this perform extra dependable and with out losing battery.

For evaluate functions, Apple borrowed the Apple Watch Collection 9 and Apple Watch Extremely 2 for journalists with a beta model of the system so they might take a look at the brand new Double Faucet characteristic. Happily, with watchOS 10.1 beta 2 now obtainable, builders can lastly do that perform directly.

Since Apple promised that the Double Faucet characteristic could be made obtainable as a software program replace in October, it’s seemingly that watchOS 10.1 gained’t have a protracted interval of beta testing, as this method is anticipated to be launched as late as by the top of the month.

As talked about above, in addition to the brand new Double Faucet characteristic, watchOS 10.1 provides NameDrop assist from iPhone to Apple Watch. With that, you may simply share your contact data by approaching your Watch to another person’s iPhone. This characteristic is on the market for Apple Watch Collection 6 and later, Apple Watch SE (1st and 2nd era), and Apple Watch Extremely on this beta.

If we be taught extra about watchOS 10.1, we’ll be sure to report again.