Apple Watch - How do I return to the Hole19 App?

 

Tired of raising your wrist and see the watch face instead of the Hole19 App? This article is for you. 🙂

 

1 - Please check that your Settings are according to the following:
Go to Settings on your Apple Watch > General > Wake Screen > Wake Screen on Wrist Raise (switch the toggle on) > Scroll down and choose for how long the Apple Watch display stays on when you tap to wake it > Scroll down and select 'Always' 

 

iOS13 and WatchOS 6 - If you keep scrolling down on the 'Wake Screen' settings of your Apple Watch, you'll find a new feature called 'Return to Last Session Apps'. Make sure to turn ON the switch for Hole19, as long as this option is enabled, the App will return while in session.

Apple Watch Series 5 ONLY - There's a new option available only for the Series 5: 'Always On'. It will let the Apple Watch display the watch face and time, even when your wrist is down. When you raise your wrist, Apple Watch functions fully.

For a detailed tutorial on how to switch this option, please click here.

 

2 - Make sure to add Hole19 to the “Dock” section:

On your iPhone go to the Watch App > My Watch tab > Scroll down > Dock > Edit > Tap on the + icon to add Hole19 and choose the position by dragging the cell > Done. Doing this allows you to access Hole19 on your Apple Watch simply by tapping the side button beneath the Digital Crown.

 

3 - Avoid accidental Digital Crown activation:

This happens especially when you use the Apple Watch and the glove on the same hand.

If you press the Digital Crown by mistake simply by rubbing it against your hand/glove, your Apple Watch will exit the App and show you the watch face. This screen will be the last screen shown, so when you raise your wrist you’ll see the watch face again and not the last App used. To return to the App, double-tap the digital crown as shown in the video below.

Note:  If you're right-handed and use the Apple Watch and the glove on the left hand, you'll want to see this article.

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