WatchOS 6 Released for Apple Watch

Sep 19, 2019 - 1 Comment

WatchOS 6

The final version of WatchOS 6 has been released for Apple Watch.

watchOS 6 includes a handful of nice new Apple Watch faces, a built-in Apple Watch App Store, Voice Memos, Audiobooks, new Siri features like the ability to find out what song is playing or to locate friends and family sharing their location, radio streaming, improvements to Calculator app, new Health app features like menstrual cycle tracking and fertility racking, a Noise app for detecting decibel levels of sounds, the ability to delete many built-in apps, and much more.

WatchOS 6 Compatible Apple Watch Models

watchOS 6 is available for Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 4, and Apple Watch Series 5 right now (Series 5 will ship with watchOS 6 preinstalled).

WatchOS 6 will be available to Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2 later in the year. Apple Watch Series 0, the first generation of Apple Watch, does not support watchOS 6.

How to Download & Install watchOS 6 on Apple Watch

Apple Watch users must first download and update to iOS 13 on iPhone that is paired with their Apple Watch.

After iOS 13 has been installed on the iPhone, Apple Watch users can find the watchOS 6 update available through the Watch app on that iPhone. Installing the watchOS update is the same otherwise, just be sure the paired iPhone has iOS 13 or later installed on it.

You can try this trick to speed up watchOS Apple Watch software updates if you find the update is moving slowly.

Separately, Apple has released iOS 13 for iPhone and iPod touch, and Safari 13 for Mac users running Mojave and High Sierra.

iPadOS 13 for iPad will be released next week, and macOS Catalina for Mac will be released in October.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Apple Watch, News

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  1. Le Sigh says:

    Apple user guide on watchOS 6 might be helpful since it’s every changing

    https://support.apple.com/guide/watch/welcome/watchos

    I wish they put these in the (GIANT) boxes that come with Apple Watch, it’s not an intuitive interface if you ask me.

    But that also reminds me of when Apple interfaces WERE intuitive, and what happened to that? Now we need guides?

    Le Sigh.

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