OK, I've even talked to Apple Accessibility about this now on about the 3rd supposed senior advisor, and I'm either being told with no explanation that I'm "not doing this right," or I'm being told "I don't know, and don't really have an active way to test things on my end." I'm therefore hoping and praying someone in the Applevis community will know what on earth is wrong.
So, I've got an Apple Watch series 4, and noticed on my iPhone 13 Pro Max running iOS 16 along side WatchOS 9, if I open up the watch app on the phone, go to accessibility, Voiceover, then finally scroll all the way to the bottom and go to "hand gestures", if I turn the toggle in there to on, I'm supposed to apparently be able to navigate by holding my hand a ways over the top of my watch face and doing things like a single pinch by touching my thumb and index finger together to move to next item, I guess kind of like a flick right one time on the screen. It says by default, a single clenched fist should activate the current item, a double clench presses the digital crown, and a double pinch of the thumb/ index should move to previous item. Despite anything I try however, even though the hand gestures are toggled on, it definitely is not working. One advisor thought I was talking about assistive touch, but I kept telling him over and over and over, this is not something I found in accessibility/assistive touch. This is spoecifically in the Voiceover settings screen when you go on the phone's watch app, then accessibility, and finally Voiceover. What I couldn't seem to determine is, does assistive touch have to be enabled along side it also being toggled on here in the Voiceover settings to work. All advisors up to this point are telling me no. I only need to turn it on in the Voiceover settings. The only time I'd turn it on otherwise would be if I were not using Voiceover but were instead only using assistive touch, which of course, I'm not using, nor planning to use.
I asked if any advisors had an apple watch they could test with, but go figure why doesn't this surprise me in the least, nope nope nopey nope. No one has a watch. Don't get me startted on my opinions of them working with customers on products they can't even test nor have any simulators or pictures they can look at to better assist, says them. I've even asked them to do an FYI and see what the engineers say and schedule a follow up. They won't up to this point even do that for me! They did a diag on my phone to see if the sensors were fudged up, which I already damn well knew they weren't broken. And of course, sure enough, the test came back that all was working just fine. Even after that, they still insisted not to escolate things up the latter. They keep just saying, you're doing it wrong. When I said, OK, then show me what I'm doing wrong, as my brother, nor my mom who by the way is sighted can't get it to work either, they keep telling me, just practice with it more, and over time you'll get it to work.
I really freakin wish they'd quit denying things that most likely they know are broken but're too imbarrassed to admit it.
So the trillion dollar question: has anyone gotten this to work, and if so, how in the blessed night's sun did you do it!