Where is ‘now playing’

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by TwoBytes, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    Using Spotify, now playing pops up which is great. If you accidentally close it, how do you bring it back? It’s not listed as an app. Thanks!
  2. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a


    Oct 15, 2011
    Now Playing is one those things that if you close it, it’s closed. You’ll have to use the dock switcher to get it back. Was very annoying in the betas but looks like it made its way into production.

  3. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    Thanks, what’s the dock switcher? I tried pressing the button to view all apps and because it's closed, nothing is there.
  4. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    Double click the Digital Crown and you get back to the last used app. So, if you've just dismissed the Now Playing screen, double click the crown and you are back.


    Press the side button and you get a carousel of apps, like this:


    By default, they are listed in the order they were most recently used.

    However in the Watch app on your iPhone, under Dock, you can change the order manually.


    Personally, I have the Now Playing app as the first on on the list. That way, if I dismiss the Now Playing screen, I can quickly get back to it, even if it wasn't the last app I used.
  5. jhfenton macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    It does not show up as an app, but it is available as a complication.
  6. tech3475 macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2011
    Using Modular, this is what I've replaced the music complication with.
  7. TwoBytes, Sep 24, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2017

    TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    Thanks for that! Great screenshots!

    I haven't explained this properly.
    Close 'now playing' by swiping it.
    Then press the large button to bring up the carousel.
    'Now playing' is not there, nor is it there in the list of apps.

    I just found IF you click the next track on your phone (don't forget, i'm using spotify) it reappears. It's like the music app is triggering now playing to appear again.

    @jhfenton and @tech3475 Thanks! If it helps, this ONLY appears in the middle complication. I didn't see it either side

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