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Everything new in watchOS 9: Watch faces, workout views, medication tracking, and more

Apple revealed watchOS 9 during the main keynote of WWDC 2022. This operating system comes packed with changes and additions that further make this all-day buddy a handy wearable. From a rich set of accessibility features, to new watch faces, workout views, and fitness-focused improvements -- watchOS 9 further supercharges the tiny display that lives...

How to install watchOS 9 beta on your compatible Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a great device for fitness and other non-health-related features. It's a (literal) lifesaver that makes our day-to-day tasks easier -- through various handy tools and integrations with other Apple devices. What a lot of people don't know, though, is that the company has a beta program for watchOS. By joining it,...

Should I install the watchOS beta version on my Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch is an excellent device for fitness tracking and other non-health-centric features. It remains one of the best wearables available out there and continues to blow our minds with each annual upgrade. What makes solid hardware so great is rich software that utilizes the internals and makes the most out of their power...

How to switch from watchOS beta to the stable version on an Apple Watch

It can be very tempting to install watchOS beta on your Apple Watch. That's because it allows you to get your hands on features and changes that the general public still doesn't have access to. However, sometimes we regret the decisions we make and commitments we sign up for in life. And that's okay --...

Apple comes out with Pride 2022 Watch Faces and Bands

For the past few years, Apple has been introducing Pride watch faces and bands in mid-late May. The company usually makes the announcement on the week of May 17 -- The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT). This year, the Cupertino tech giant delayed their release by a week or so, but the...

Apple announces Offline Live Captions, Apple Watch Mirroring, and other upcoming accessibility features

Apple is famous for its commitment to making its products and services accessible to all sorts of people. Currently, you can control an iPhone, iPad, or Mac with just your voice. The company also includes other settings for tweaking the colors, font size, etc. Despite Apple already offering a wide array of rich accessibility features, it...

How to pair Bluetooth earphones to the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is one of the best fitness trackers out there. Even if you're not interested in the heath-related features, this wearable still can do a lot more than just that. For example, if your iPhone runs out of battery, you can still independently use your Apple Watch to listen to Spotify or Apple Music....

WWDC22 Wishlist: Features we want to see Apple introduce in iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS 13

The Worldwide Developers Conference  -- our favorite time of the year -- is inching closer! For many of us, it's more exciting than the actual iPhone event. Apple will be holding the main WWDC22 keynote on June 6. There's plenty to expect from this event and even more to wish for. The company will most...

How to download Spotify music onto your Apple Watch

Music is an important element of our daily lives. Whether we're going through unbearable heartbreaks never experienced before, celebrating moments of joy, or just winding down -- there's a music track that matches this particular mood. More notably, we tend to listen to energetic songs when we're exercising or commuting. Apple Music supports downloading tracks...

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...