WatchOS 7 Released for Apple Watch
WatchOS 7 has been released for Apple Watch users. The final version is now available to all after a period of beta development.
watchOS 7 features a variety of new features for Apple Watch, including new Apple Watch faces, a new sleep tracking app, hand washing detection and timer, family setup to manage multiple Apple Watches from a single iPhone (helpful for parents if their child has an Apple Watch but no corresponding iPhone), a revamped Fitness app taking over for the Activity app with new features, and more.
WatchOS 7 Compatible Apple Watch Models
watchOS 7 update is compatible with Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch Series 5, and Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE models.
WatchOS 7 is not compatible with Apple Watch Series 0 (first gen), Series 1, or Series 2 models.
How to Download & Install watchOS 7 on Apple Watch
Apple Watch users will want to download and update iOS 14 on iPhone that is paired with their device.
- Open the Watch app on iPhone
- Go to “General” and then to “Software Update”
- Install watchOS 7 when it shows as available
Do not interrupt the software update process on Apple Watch or iPhone.
Aside from watchOS 7, Apple has also released iOS 14 for iPhone, ipadOS 14 for iPad, tvOS 14 for Apple TV, and Safari 14 for MacOS Catalina and MacOS Mojave. MacOS Big Sur remains under active development, but is set to be released in the fall.