How to Switch Between Apps on Apple Watch Quickly

Learn how to open apps on Apple Watch with a double click of the Home button for easy switching between recently used apps.

Did you know your Apple Watch has a very quick shortcut to switch between your most recently used apps? This is especially handy for multitasking. We'll show you this Apple Watch trick so you don't have to scroll through your apps list every time you want to open an app you're using.

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Why You'll Love This Tip

  • Switch back and forth between apps for easy Apple Watch multitasking.
  • See all open Apple Watch apps and easily find the one you're looking for.

How to Switch Apps on Apple Watch

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Here's the one-button trick to switch between Apple Watch apps:

  1. Double click the Digital Crown.

    Home button Apple Watch, location of Home button on iWatch
  2. This will take you to your most recently used app.
  3. If you double click it again, it will take you to the next most recently used app!

Now you know how to switch between apps on your Apple Watch in seconds! Use this trick to make your Apple Watch app navigation much more efficient.

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Olena Kagui

Olena Kagui is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life who lives in Hawaii. With a BA in International Relations from Anglo American University, Olena traveled the world. She has lived in Ukraine, the Czech Republic, China, and the USA. Olena won an excellence award for a controversial article, got a grant to blog from a war-zone, and published a short fictional story. She hopes to publish a full-length novel and continue writing up a storm on her blog The Travel Bug Bite! When she’s not typing or flying, she is loving on animals, crafting bizarre creations, and devouring all-you-can-eat sushi.