Apple WatchOS 3: Apple has launched a host of new updates for iOS 10, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10, for its mobile devices, Apple Watch, and the Apple TV 4th generation. While the iOS update has been causing problems, WatchOS 3 update has boosted the speed of the smartwatch. It’s about three times faster now.
How to Update?
To check for updates, you’ll have to connect your Apple Watch to your iPhone and then launch the Watch app. The update sucks in a lot of battrey power so it’s better to keep the device connected to a charger during installation.
The update is bringing in major overhaul to the entire watch. Right from how the apps load and launch, to the use of watch interface. Everything has received a boost.
Following the update, you’ll see some major differences in the watch. When you press the side button, instead of a list of contacts, it’ll open a new dock feature. You’ll see recently used apps and favorite ones for quick access. Of course these are huge changes in the way you’ll interact with your watch. The new app reminds users to breadth instead of stand. You can disable it from settings.
The new Apple update also brings three new watchfaces with watchOS 3: Minnie Mouse, Numerals, and Activity. Other than the big changes, there are a bunch of new small features. The app will be able to access the heart rate in their phone. You can now log into a Mac without a password. And there’s a new wheelchair setting that’ll let you add wheelchairs pushes to activity logs. You can scribble messages on the screen and Apple Pay has been integrated into apps on the watch.
Apple’s watchOS 3 software update ships with the Apple Watch Series 2 on Friday and the update is available free for all first-generation Apple Watch devices.