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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 Almost five years later, the company is still selling this wearable, despite its outdated internals.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...

Apple will only accept apps built with Xcode 13 starting next month

Starting next month, Apple will begin mandating apps submitted to the App Store to be built with Xcode 13. In an announcement on Tuesday, Apple revealed that come April, it will only accept apps that are built using Xcode 13, the latest version of Apple's app development kit. The move will go into effect from April...

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 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...

First 10 things to do with a new Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is one of the company's greatest products and a device that dominates the wearables domain. Whether you're looking for a fitness companion or more than just that, there's an Apple Watch for you. This smartwatch is packed with features and sensors, and plenty of people aren't sure where to start or how to...

XDA Basics: How to mute voice feedback during Apple Watch workouts

The Apple Watch is a great device for plenty of reasons, including fitness. However, a recent watchOS software update added a feature that has been annoying some users. During a workout, Siri would interrupt the music or podcast you're listening to and announce your latest milestones. For example, if you're walking or running, it will...

Apple has released iOS 15.2 and watchOS 8.3, here’s what’s new

Apple has released iOS 15.2 and watchOS 8.3 to the public. The company had been testing them since late October, but the stable releases are finally available to everyone. iOS 15.2 comes packed with changes and tweaks aimed at user privacy and security. These features include some that Apple had teased during WWDC21, such as...

The Apple Watch is praised for fitness, but it can do a lot more than that

When someone says Apple Watch, the first thing that comes to the minds of a lot of people is fitness. And this makes total sense, considering Apple mostly markets the health features of the watch. However, there's a lot more to this smartwatch than just tracking your activity, workouts, and the data revolving around them....

A complete guide to Apple Subscription Services: Pricing, Availability, and more

Apple has a long history when it comes to online services -- both free and paid ones. Over time, some were discontinued, while others have evolved into upgraded versions that better serve the modern world and suit users' needs. One of the most known services today is iCloud. It allows users to store up to...