Digital Crown

Apple Watch’s Digital Crown May Come to iPhones and iPads

Previously, Apple has shown interest in expanding the Apple Watch's digital crown to other iOS devices such as the iPad, using it as a volume controller or locking the touch screen. Today, a new Apple patent application published by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reveals company’s plans to bring haptics to the Digital Crown to enhance the...

Patent Details Apple Watch’s Digital Crown & Input Friction Mechanism

An Apple patent application published recently by the European Patent Office has revealed the Cupertino giant's invention related to the Apple Watch's Digital Crown, as well as an input Friction Mechanism that provides the Digital Crown with its haptic feedback and more, PatentlyApple is reporting. The filing notes that the invention relates to inputs of electronic devices, especially rotary...

Use Apple Watch Digital Crown as Remote Shutter for Camera Apps

A neat little trick discovered by a reddit user today (via MacRumors) lets you use the Digital Crown on your Apple Watch to emulate the iPhone's volume buttons, and use it as a remote shutter to take photographs with third party camera apps on your iPhone like Snapchat, Camera+ or Manual. To achieve this, here’s what you...

Apple Watch Guide: Using the Digital Crown [VIDEO]

Using your finger to navigate the Apple Watch screen can be a little tricky at times, mostly because you’re covering the screen you’re trying to see. So the Apple Watch features the Digital Crown along the side. But it has a few more uses than just allowing you to scroll through text or zoom in […]

How to Fix the Digital Crown on your Apple Watch [Guide]

Apple has today published a new support article titled "Get help with the Digital Crown on your Apple Watch”, explaining that if the Crown isn't turning smoothly or your Apple Watch isn't responding to a button press, what steps you should do to fix it.  How to Fix the Digital Crown on you Apple Watch: If the...

Apple Shares the Tech Behind Apple Watch’s Digital Crown

A new Apple patent application published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has revealed details about the technology behind the new Apple Watch's Digital Crown. According to PatentlyApple, Apple notes that one aspect of the Digital Crown is made of a conductive material with one or more metals or metal alloys, which strongly hints that the...