Apple pushes out watchOS 6 for the Series 3 and Series 4 Apple Watch

Apple pushes out watchOS 6 for the Series 3 and Series 4 Apple Watch
Apple's watchOS 6 has now been released for the Series 3 and Series 4 versions of the Apple Watch. The Series 5 timepiece will launch tomorrow with watchOS 6 pre-installed. Eventually, Apple will disseminate the update to Series 1 and Series 2 models. The update will add a large number of new watch faces and an independent App Store. Developers will be building versions of their apps that work directly with the Apple Watch. Apple is adding versions of Audiobooks, Voice Memos, and Calculator to the operating system that will run as native Watch apps.

The latest build of Apple's smartwatch operating system also features a Taptic Chime that will allow an Apple Watch to ring on the hour; at the same time, wearers will receive a gentle vibration. Those who actually use the Apple Watch to track their physical activities will be able to see whether they are more or less active over a period of 90 days to as long as a full year. This new feature, called Trends, will also show pace speeds and cardio fitness stats over the same time periods. Speaking of health, watchOS 6 will now help protect users' hearing by producing a loudness warning when there is noise nearby registering 80 decibels or more. And Apple Watch wearers of the female persuasion can now track their menstrual cycles.


To download watchOS 6, open the dedicated Watch app on your iPhone and go to Settings > General > Software update. But first, you need to make sure that the battery on your watch is charged to at least 50%. You still will need to put the timepiece on the charger, and keep it near your iPhone during the updating process. You can learn about all the changes that come with watchOS 6 right here.

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3 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31304; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very very nice update. Makes my Series 4 much better. Apple, about time we get to see workout metrics on the watch, after we end the workout and press done. There is no thanx for this feature, it shoulda been there from the start. Voice memo, calculator, and noise are all welcome additions, but the calculator should’ve also been there from the start. Much needed additions.

2. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Yes nice update! WatchOS6 and iOS13 have been amazing updates and everything is super snappy. With Dark Mode turned on...I feel like I am going through a new user experience! The snappiness of iOS13 has been incredible over iOS12.4.1. Apple Arcade has been great experience as well! Bring on Apple TV+!

3. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Absolutely loving iOS 13 on my XS Max and WatchOS6 on my Series 3 Nike Edition. Great job by Apple, it’s nice to get updates on the same day on my devices....well except iPadOS, but I am already running Public Beta 13.1 Beta 4 on my iPad.

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