How to Enable Accessibility Shortcut on Your Apple Watch

Accessibility is considered to be a path-breaking feature in Apple Watch. It is aimed at assisting the people who are blind or suffer from other impairments. There are two important components of Accessibility-VoiceOver and Zoom.

Setting up VoiceOver or Zoom on Apple Watch is as simple as it is on iPhone or iPad. Very much like iOS, you can set up Accessibility shortcut on your Apple to access Zoom or VoiceOver instantly by triple-clicking the Digital Crown.

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How to Enable Accessibility Shortcut on Apple Watch

However, there are some differences between the iOS and Watch OS with regard to Accessibility Shortcut.

  • You can access only VoiceOver and Zoom through Accessibility Shortcut on Apple Watch.
  • At one time, you can access either VoiceOver or Zoom.
  • On iPhone or iPad, you can access all the Accessibility features through shortcuts. Moreover, you can access more than one feature at a time on iPhone.

How to Setup Accessibility Shortcut on Apple Watch

Step #1. Launch Apple Watch app on your iPhone

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Step #2. Tap on My Watch tab at the bottom

Step #3. Tap on General

Step #4. Next up, tap on Accessibility

Step #5. Now, scroll down and then tap on Accessibility Shortcut

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Step #6. You have two options: VoiceOver or Zoom. Select any of the two options as per your need.

That’s it! From now on you can enable or disable Accessibility by just triple clicking the Digital Crown.

How to Disable Accessibility Shortcut on Apple Watch

At any time if you desire to turn off Accessibility Shortcut, you can do so easily. Here you go.

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Step #1. Follow all the steps from #1 to #5.

Step #2. Next up, simply deselect VoiceOver or Zoom.

That’s done!

What do you think of Accessibility? What’s your opinion about why Apple hasn’t allowed users to access all the Accessibility features through shortcuts?

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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