Configure Wrist and Crown Orientation

Most people (up to 90%) are right-handed, so Apple Watch comes set up for wearing on the left wrist. It is possible to change the watch orientation from left to right; you can specify which side the Digital Crown is on, enabling you to wear Apple Watch with the Digital Crown either pointing toward your hand or toward your elbow. You can make the changes either using the Settings Apps on Apple Watch itself or using Apple Watch app on iPhone. (And, yes, Apple Watch designer Jony Ive is left handed!)

Apple Watch: Configure Wrist and Crown Orientation

Configure Wrist and Crown Orientation on iPhone

  • Press Home on your iPhone.
  • Tap Apple Watch icon to open the Apple Watch App.
  • Tap My Watch to open the My Watch icon.
  • Tap General to see the General screen.
  • Now tap Watch Orientation.
  • On the Watch Orientation screen, tap Left Wrist or Right Wrist, as appropriate.
  • Tap Digital Crown on Left Side or tap Digital Crown on Right Side, depending on the wrist you wear the watch.

Configure Wrist and Crown Orientation on Apple Watch

  • Lift your wrist to wake Apple Watch.
  • When the watch face appears, click the Digital Crown.
  • On the Home screen, tap Settings.
  • When the Settings screen opens, tap General.
  • On the General screen tap Orientation.
  • In the Wrist area of Orientation screen, tap Left or Right, as appropriate.
  • Now turn the Digital Crown clockwise to scroll down.
  • In the Crown area, tap Left or Right, as you prefer.
  • Tap Orientation again and the General screen will appear.

Why Tell Apple Watch About the Wrist?

Note: Apple Watch accelerometer interprets your movements so the device can react appropriately to them. It tries to distinguish between you raising your wrist to wake Apple Watch and you moving the wrist for other purposes. Specifying which wrist Apple Watch is on helps the device to interpret the movements without mistake.

Apps for Left-Handed People

Left handed handwriting by Abécédaire: Discover a unique alphabet tracing board designed specially for left-handed users! Trace the cursive letter, erase it and try again: Develop basic handwriting skills, cursive-writing finger practice on your tablet, great for classroom settings or home teaching, includes a full screen drawing zone to create your own art using a crayon, a marker, or a paint brush.

Notepad+: A handwriting app you’ll ever need for any purpose: from simple note taking in lectures and business meetings to drawing, sketching and playing paper games now on your iPad! Create notes for any purpose, organize your notes on a virtual wooden board, quickly assign a unique title to each note, protect all your notes with a password, autosave feature, choose your template from template galleries (Basic, Education, Business, Sports, Games, Photo Frames, Music), change paper types of existing notes right in the note gallery, reorganize your notes with a drag-and-drop gesture, assign a title to your note to quickly identify it, choose from a selection of pens, highlighters and colors for true handwriting experience, use the iPad keyboard to type your notes and more.

iJot: This app enables you to create handwritten notes and messages without the keyboard, using your finger as a pen. iJot’s innovative technology uses your screen like a never-ending piece of paper that scrolls smoothly at the speed of your handwriting. With iJot you get two apps in one: a quick and effective note taker: whether for business or personal use, iJot takes the pain out of making notes, lists and instructions, and a way to send personalized messages: send greetings cards, invites and more – see the screenshots! Simply start writing, it’s very natural. iJot has email built-in. You can also send using iMessage and MMS (Picture Message). You can share your iJots directly to your Facebook and Evernote accounts; send messages anywhere. You can send messages to any phone or computer that supports email or MMS. This includes iPhone and iPod Touch, most modern phones, Apple Macs and PCs. You can create pictures. It’s not just about writing – you can add your own diagrams, sketches and doodles. It’s international as iJot supports every style of written language in the world, including traditional Japanese and Chinese, and Arabic.

FroggyDial: You can give quick calls to any adressbook contact with one hand, one thumb. The only one software with laterality for right and left handed people. The best app for dialing in a rush. This application is specially designed to allow you a quick phone call wih one hand and your thumb only. It allows you to select, search, and contact very quickly even if you have only one free hand. Highly customizable interface. English and French. Full user guide. You can create and edit contact and group. You can manage and create any kind of group, manual group, smart group, favorites group, alphabetic search and numerical search on the fly very easily. An automatic Recent group is also available. Email and message sending is also available. It can be used very efficiently on iPad (and iPod) to organize groups and make any contact search.

Calc Paper: This is a classic office calculator. It uses a paper roll which you can use to keep track of lengthy calculations, and check for errors. The nice graphics, automatic orientation, paper roll and several settings besides the D function, makes this application good for a professional use Main features: CalcPaper uses the accelerometer to automatically change its orientation. From the settings menu is possible to select the preferred orientation . In landscape mode, left-handed people can select a more comfortable view It can store up to 5000 rows of computations, you can scroll it with a finger. You can send all your computations by e-mail Four keys memory function.


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How to Switch Wrists and Change the Digital Crown Orientation of the Apple Watch. Uploaded by iClarified  on April 26, 2015. iClarified instructions on how to switch wrists and change the Digital Crown orientation of the Apple Watch.


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