watchOS 7 Removes Force Touch Support From Your Apple Watch, Here's Everything That's Changed - MacRumors
Sep 17, 2020 1 min, 37 secs

With the release of watchOS 7, Apple has added several new features to compatible Apple Watch models, such as new watch faces and sleep tracking, but it also drops support for the Force Touch gesture that some users may have come to think of as a second nature interaction on their wrist.

When users firmly pressed their Apple Watch screen, Force Touch technology would sense the extra pressure exertion and display additional content and controls depending on the context.

Below, we've collected 10 new functions in ‌watchOS 7‌ that replace our favorite Force Touch features on Apple's digital timepiece.

On opening the Mail and Messages apps, you used to be able to reveal the option to compose a new message with a Force Touch gesture.

Using Force Touch on the Activity app's main screen used to reveal a Weekly Summary showing how many times you've beaten your daily move goal so far this week.

When viewing a message in the Messages app, using Force Touch allowed you to quickly share your location with the message sender or view more details about the contact.

Prior to ‌watchOS 7‌, using Force Touch in the app displayed buttons for switching between weather conditions, chance of rain, and temperature.

With the Apple Watch Camera app open, Force Touch would reveal a hidden submenu offering access to your iPhone's HDR, Flash, Live Photo, and Flip controls.

Prior to ‌watchOS 7‌, changing view options within the Calendar app could be done using Force Touch?

Apple hasn't said why it removed the firm-press gesture in ‌watchOS 7‌, but it could be that not enough users were aware of it for it to be genuinely useful

Of course, ‌3D Touch‌ went the same way as Force Touch on Apple Watch when the iPhone XR was launched, which some would argue suffered from the same lack of discoverability

Will you miss Force Touch after updating your Apple Watch to ‌watchOS 7‌


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