Apple is releasing watchOS 6 for the Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple Watch Series 4, bringing new watch faces, enhancements to Siri, a new App Store specifically designed for the Apple Watch, “Activity Trends” that help watch wearers get a better understanding of their long-term Workout/Activity progress, menstrual cycle tracking, and much more.
watchOS 6 availability will expand to the Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2 later this fall, although Apple hasn’t shared an official release date as of yet.
watchOS 6 sees Apple add brand new apps to the Apple Watch, including Audiobooks, Voice Memos, and a new Calculator that allows you to do tip calculations and also helps you with bill splitting. Additionally, with watchOS 6 a new Hearing Health feature has been added that allows users to track how loud their surroundings are and take steps to better their long-term hearing health.
Alongside the initial release of watchOS 6, Apple is rolling out iOS 13 for iPhone and iPod touch.
How to install watchOS 6
- Connect your Apple Watch to its charger and ensure the iPhone that is paired to the watch is in close proximity and is running iOS 13
- Open the Watch app on the iPhone paired with the Apple Watch and tap Settings -> General and Software Update
- When watchOS 6 shows as an available update tap “Download and Install” and follow the on-screen instructions