That’s the key, I guess. They’re still ‘right’ but they can keep the complaints at bay.
That would be very confusing from a UI perspective, I can’t see Apple doing that at all. There’s no precedent for that in any other Apple Product I can think of. The closest is Swipe on the right top of the iPhone screen for Control Centre and top left for notifications. And that still confuses some people 3 or 4 years later.
And this is exactly the way it should be, because they are in fact ‘right’. The old behaviour was accident prone and confusing for many, as they found in their research and I know from personal experience (it was the single most irritating thing about the Watch). Bringing it back as an option for the people who care enough about it to complain is a sensible compromise, and precisely the sort of thing you’d expect a responsible and responsive developer to do, not something they should be criticised for.
oh, wait - the swipe-to-change-watch-faces is now an option! This is the way.
Options, always good.
Yes, “this is the way.”
No-one’s criticising them. It’s more surprise than anything else.
I’m assuming you may have seen that switching between watch faces is back in the 10.2 beta?
yep, someone shared it about 15 posts ago
Yeah well TLDR, my fault
You’re not the first to do that, and won’t be the last.
Sorry, I don’t think I follow. This is the way watchOS 9 (and all previous watchOS versions since Control Center appeared) used to work, save for the crown gesture for bringing up widgets, new in watchOS 10. All I’m saying is — instead of two UI methods of bringing up widgets, cut that to one (via the crown) and revert to swiping up for Control Center (which is how it used to work) and the side button for the Dock (which is how it used to work).
What you said about “the many”!
Just spent time visiting an old friend, and so many things about how I use my watch got a “why would I do that?” from her. Switching watch faces was one of them. I showed her how, but she said “I don’t think I’d ever do that.” She uses the watch as a fitness tracker and a way of setting timers, and that’s about it.