Unable to swipe on watch face or hard press

shareef777

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I’ve had this happen a couple times on my AW4. Can’t swipe into Notification or Control center from the watch face. Can’t hard press to change watch faces nor swipe from the edge. I COULD tap a modular app to go to it as well as click the crown to go to the app list. Only fix is to reset the watch.

Curious if anyone else has experienced this.
 
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Ntombi

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No, and if I did, I’d make an appointment ASAP. Something is wrong with your watch.

Record it malfunctioning, so you can show them when you get there (or e-mail it if you aren’t near an Apple Store.
 
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tromboneaholic

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I’ve had this happen a couple times on my AW4. Can’t swipe into Notification or Control center from the watch face. Can’t hard press to change watch faces nor swipe from the edge. I COULD tap a modular app to go to it as well as click the crown to go to the app list. Only fix is to reset the watch.

Curious if anyone else has experienced this.
When you use the digital crown, the right side of the screen will become unresponsive to touch for a brief moment. This is to prevent accidental touches on the screen.

What you are describing doesn't sound normal, so I would contact Apple support.
 

gymratjudy

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I’ve had this happen a couple times on my AW4. Can’t swipe into Notification or Control center from the watch face. Can’t hard press to change watch faces nor swipe from the edge. I COULD tap a modular app to go to it as well as click the crown to go to the app list. Only fix is to reset the watch.

Curious if anyone else has experienced this.
I have had that happen to me a couple of time with my AW4 and just disregarded it. Next time it happens, I will be making a genius appointment. Never had the problem with my series 1 or series 3.
 

shareef777

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Thanks for the responses. I’ll do a restore (as I’m sure that’s what Apple will tell me to do). If it comes back again I’ll take it to Apple. But it def feels like a software issue as it goes back to normal after a restart.