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watchOS 9 to bring redesigned watch faces, Blood Pressure feature delayed until 2024

The Apple Watch is one of the best wearables currently available on the market. Whether you're interested in its fitness features or other handy ones that aren't health-related, it's a device that truly packs a lot of technologies in its tiny chassis. However, for the past few years, watchOS updates haven't been very interesting --...

Apple Watch Series 7 users report slower charging speeds following watchOS 8.5 update

Apple recently released watchOS 8.5 along with iOS 15.4 and macOS Monterey 12.3. These updates introduce some significant changes, bringing new emoji, Universal Control support on compatible devices, and much more. Alongside these exciting features, watchOS 8.5 introduces a nasty surprise that is affecting particular watch users. According to increasing online reports, the watchOS 8.5...

The Apple Watch Series 3 might not get watchOS 9 despite still being on sale

The Cupertino tech giant released the Apple Watch Series 3 back in September 2017. Almost five years later, the company is still selling this wearable, despite its outdated internals. This becomes especially problematic when users update to the latest watchOS 8. Considering the operating system is designed for newer watches with faster processors and larger...

How to restore your bricked Apple Watch using your iPhone

Apple has finally released iOS 15.4 and watchOS 8.5 to the public -- following weeks of beta testing. These major updates bring plenty of new features and improvements, such as the Unicode 14.0 emoji. Notably, though, they allow Apple Watch users to restore their bricked devices with just an iPhone. Prior to this change, users...

iOS 15.4 and watchOS 8.5 make restoring an Apple Watch at home possible

For the longest time, one of the frustrations Apple Watch users had to go through is restoring their bricked devices. While bricking doesn't happen very often, those who face it would need to visit an Apple repair center to get the watch restored. This had been particularly problematic for those who live in regions with...

How to automatically unlock your Apple Watch with your iPhone

One of the many reasons people invest in Apple products is how tightly connected they are. When you buy an iPhone or an Apple Watch, you know that these devices will communicate with your Mac on a system level. This solid ecosystem allows users to seamlessly transfer data and hand off tasks between their iDevices....

Apple Watch Series 8 could focus on fitness tracking instead of additional health sensors

The Apple Watch is one of the greatest devices for fitness tracking and other non-health related features. When you buy an Apple Watch, you know that you're investing in a device that could literally save your life one day. Last year, the company unveiled new models with larger screens and the biggest upgrade to battery...

How to pair and set up your new Apple Watch Series 7

The Apple Watch is a powerful wearable that is famous for its fitness and other non-health related features. When you buy an Apple Watch, you're investing in a device that will simplify (and potentially even save) your life. The Series 7 is the latest and most advanced model sold by the company. It comes with...

WatchOS 8.4 fixes bug that prevented certain watch models from charging

Apple released iOS 15.3 and watchOS 8.4 to the public earlier this week. Both updates focus on security patches and critical bug fixes. For example, the iOS update fixes a bug that allowed websites to view the database names of other domains. WatchOS 8.4, on the other hand, resolves an issue that stopped certain Apple...

Apple releases new Black Unity watch face and Braided Solo Loop

Apple has announced that it's releasing a new Black Unity watch face to users today. This comes in addition to a limited-edition Braided Solo Loop that the company is now selling for $99. This isn't the first time the Cupertino tech giant celebrates Black History Month. Last year, it also released a new watch face...

These are the Best Apple Watch Bands and Cases to buy in 2022

Without a doubt, the Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches out there. Of course, only if you have an iPhone that is. The Galaxy Watch 4 which was recently launched with the latest version of WearOS and added health features looks like a strong competitor on the Android side of things. The Apple...

You can play the original Prince of Persia on your… Apple Watch?!

Prince of Persia is a classic game that was first released in 1989. The game remains loved by many original and new fans, despite it being old. What we didn't see coming, though, is support for this game on watchOS -- without even needing to install any additional apps. Apple Watch users can indeed play...