Apple Vision Pro: Everything you can do with the Digital Crown and Top Button

Apple Vision Pro is the third Apple product to use the Digital Crown. The Apple Watch originally introduced the dial input method before the AirPods Max adapted it as a volume knob. Now the Digital Crown finds its third life as one of two physical controls on the Apple Vision Pro. Here's everything you can do with Apple Vision Pro's Digital Crown and Top Button.

What you can do with the Digital Crown in Apple Vision Pro

Open Home View

Tap the Digital Crown.

Change the centering of your content on the screen

Tap and hold the Digital Crown. Crown.

Adjust immersion or volume

Turn the Digital Crown. You may also need to look at the mountain icon or volume icon when rotating the Digital Crown.

Switch between surroundings and digital content

Double-click the Digital Crown to switch to the surrounding view. To get back to work, click the Digital Crown once.

Use the Accessibility shortcut

Triple-click the Digital Crown.

How to use the top button in Apple Vision Pro


Press and hold the top button until the Apple logo appears on the front display (the power cord light also lights up).

Open Capture

Press the top button .

When to use both buttons

Take a screenshot your view

Press and release the top button and the Digital Crown at the same time.

Force close the application

Press and simultaneously Hold the top button and Digital Crown until Force Quit Apps appears, tap the name of the app you want to close, then tap Force Quit.

Turn Off

Press and hold the top button and the Digital Crown at the same time until the sliders appear (Force Quit Apps appears first), then drag the top slider to turn off the power. Or go to Settings > General > Shut down.

Force restart

Press and hold the top button and Digital Crown at the same time until Apple Vision Pro turns off (force close apps and power slider). appears first).

Compared to other use cases

Here are many ways to use the Apple Digital Crown sign-in between different devices:

Apple Watch (2015) 

  • Tap to go to app launcher, close apps, return to watch face.
  • Double-click for multitasking.
  • Tap and hold for Siri.
  • Rotate to scroll, zoom in/out, customize. volume

AirPods Max (2020)

  • Tap to play/pause
  • Double-click to skip ahead
  • Triple-click to go back.
  • Tap and hold to bring up Siri.
  • Twist to adjust volume.

Apple Vision Pro (2024)

  • Tap to open the app launcher.
  • Double-click to switch between content and environment.
  • Tap and hold to center the view.
  • Rotate to adjust immersion or volume

In other words, Apple's Digital Crown takes the crown for the most underrated input method invention. 👑

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