Tag: watchOS

Apple releases watchOS 9.1, fixes battery issues on newer models

Apple yesterday released a new version of watchOS, with 9.1 and ti mainly fixes some issues with battery life while doing long workouts. The models affected are the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE (2nd generation) and Apple Watch Ultra. The update can be installed by going to the Apple Watch app on iPhone, then General > Software Update. Apple will also allow users to now download new music […]

Apple releases watchOS 8.7.1 for Apple Watch Series 3

Yesterday, alongside iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1 and macOS 12.5.1 Apple also released watchOS 8.7.1 for Apple Watch Series 3 only. This minor bug fix release addresses an issue that could cause the device to reboot unexpectedly for some users. Even though the other OS releases address some security problems, watchOS 8.7.1 doesn’t – hence why it is only available for the Series 3. More information can be found on Apple’s […]

Apple releases public betas for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura and watchOS 9

Apple has today released the new public betas for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura and watchOS 9. Up until now the new versions of the operating systems have only been available to registered developers. To access the new public betas you’ll need to register for the Apple Beta Software Program and follow the instructions. It must be said that these operating systems are still very much in beta and it […]

Apple announces watchOS 9 at WWDC 2022

Yesterday at WWDC 2022, Apple unveiled the next version of watchOS for the Apple Watch – with watchOS 9. The new version allows users to have more customisation over watch faces, as well as new notification options and more granular data within the Workout app. As we have seen with iOS 16, Apple is offering users some more customisation over the look of the lock screen, which for the Apple […]

Apple releases watchOS 8.1.1 to fix charging issues on Series 7

This week, alongside a minor iOS release for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, Apple has also released watchOS 8.1.1 specifically for the Apple Watch Series 7. Users have been reporting that the watch doesn’t charge and some reported that it also charges slowly. watchOS 8.1.1 addresses the charging issue and it can be downloaded now by going to the Apple Watch app on iPhone, then General > Software Update.

watchOS 8 is now available for Apple Watch Series 3 and later

Apple has released watchOS 8 for Apple Watch this week, alongside iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and more. The update to Apple Watch this year is a relatively modest one and works on the Apple Watch Series 3 and later. Apple has moved watchOS 8 along in the same direction as iOS 15, with Focus mode for more advanced Do Not Disturb settings, the Wallet app had new NFC based key […]

Apple releases watchOS 7.6.1, contains security updates

Apple has today released a minor update for the Apple Watch, with watchOS 7.61. This follows on from watchOS 7.6, which was released a couple of weeks ago and just addresses some important security updates. Apple’s notes says that this release fixes a memory issue that may have been actively exploited in the wild. The new update can be installed now by going to the iPhone app for Apple Watch […]

Apple releases watchOS 7 for Apple Watch

Yesterday, Apple has released watchOS 7 for the Apple Watch Series 3 and later, bringing sleep tracking, hand washing detection, new watch faces, family setup, more workouts and much more. We covered all the new features in depth back in June after WWDC. Can my watch run watchOS 7? watchOS 7 runs on the Apple Watch Series 3 and later, so if you happen to have an older Series 2 […]

This is watchOS 7 – everything you need to know

With watchOS 7, Apple had added a couple of new watch faces, including Chronograph Pro, X-Large and new Photos face. Chronograph Pro has more room for complications and X-Large can show one large complication. Also with complications, Apple is now allowing one app to have multiple complications to choose from, useful for surfing apps and weather apps. Watch faces can also be shared between users, apps can offer up special […]