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Double tap shows up in watchOS 10.1 dev beta

Person making double tap gesture while using the watch
Everybody do the pinchy pinch. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Double tap, which lets Apple Watch users tap their thumb and index finger together twice to contextually control the watch, is one of the coolest features of the latest Apple Watch models. It wasn’t included at launch, but 9to5Mac reports that it’s available now in the watchOS 10.1 developer beta. The public beta and general release are almost certainly not far behind, but if you have an Apple Watch Series 9 or Ultra 2 and you’re feeling mildly adventurous, you can try it out today — it’s easy to sign up for the developer betas these days.

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Double tap does have some customizability, though mainly for the widget stack and music controls.

The contextual pinchy pinch lets…

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