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Topic: watchOS 3

Apple updates TestFlight to enable testing of multiple app builds, 90-day beta periods

04/12/2017, 10:04 am

Developers will get more control over the testing of iOS apps, courtesy of an update to TestFlight that allows multiple builds of an app to be tested out simultaneously, as well as providing improvements to the way external app testers are managed, and extending the beta period time to 90 days.

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How to keep 2GB of most recently added music synced to your Apple Watch with iTunes Smart Playlists

04/11/2017, 10:04 am

Syncing music to your Apple Watch can be a convoluted, laborious process. But if you want to ensure that the latest additions to your library are automatically available on your watch, iTunes Smart Playlists may be the solution you need.

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Google's Android Wear 2.0 plays catch-up with Apple's watchOS 3, offers some unique touches

02/08/2017, 05:02 pm

In time for two new LG smartwatches, the Watch Sport and Watch Style, Google on Wedndesday launched Android Wear 2.0, an updated OS meant to put Android watches on par -- or at least closer to par -- with the Apple Watch. Here's how the new software compares with Apple's watchOS 3.

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How to force close Apple Watch apps in watchOS 3

02/07/2017, 02:02 pm

Just like with any other platform, sometimes Apple Watch apps will freeze or have bugs. Thankfully, watchOS 3 includes a quick way to force-quit an app from your wrist, allowing it to start fresh.

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Apple yanks watchOS 3.1.1 update following user complaints

12/13/2016, 07:12 pm

Apple on Tuesday pulled the latest Apple Watch operating system update, watchOS 3.1.1, from circulation after a launch earlier this week that rendered an unknown number of consumer units unusable.

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Apple releases third watchOS 3.1.1 beta to developers with minor revisions

11/15/2016, 04:11 pm

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the latest build of its upcoming watchOS 3.1.1 operating system to developers for testing, with the new seed containing minor improvements over the version issued last week.

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Review: Apple Watch Series 2 is a great improvement, but watchOS 3 steals the show

09/24/2016, 01:09 pm

Equipped with a noticeably faster dual-core S2 processor, its own standalone GPS radio, and now with a waterproof design, the Apple Watch Series 2 is a worthwhile and fantastic upgrade from the first-generation model. It's also a great jumping on point for new buyers. But the biggest changes come with a software overhaul in watchOS 3, meaning early adopters will probably be happy with their existing Apple Watch for another year.

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Everything you need to know about watchOS 3 for Apple Watch

09/13/2016, 01:09 pm

The release of watchOS 3 for Apple Watch is being pushed as a major change for the wearable platform, tweaking and in some cases completely revamping how the platform operates. Before you update your Apple Watch to watchOS 3, here's a quick guide on the changes.

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Apple releases iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10 GM seeds, Sierra to launch Sept. 20

09/07/2016, 03:09 pm

Following Wednesday's iPhone event, Apple issued golden master versions of iOS 10, macOS 10.12 Sierra, watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and Xcode 8 to developers ahead of public releases this fall.

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$369 Apple Watch Series 2 with GPS is swim-proof with 2x brighter display, white ceramic case

09/07/2016, 01:09 pm

Apple on Wednesday revealed the second-generation Apple Watch, dubbed the Series 2, with built-in GPS, a new waterproof design, and what Apple claims is the brightest display ever shipped in one of its products. It will be priced starting at $369 in a standard edition coming Sept. 16, with a Nike+ running version arriving in October.

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What to expect from today's Apple event: 'iPhone 7,' Apple Watch with GPS, more

09/04/2016, 12:09 pm

Today Apple will hold its now-annual September event where it is expected to unveil new products, most notably its next iPhone. Here everything insiders need to know about the highly anticipated announcements.

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Apple issues sixth betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3 macOS Sierra & tvOS 10, new public iOS 10 beta

08/15/2016, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday released a sixth developer beta of iOS 10, plus a fifth public beta, both coming less than week after the last update as the company prepares for an official launch likely to happen next month. Also released were equivalent betas of watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra.

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Apple issues fifth developer betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, macOS Sierra [u]

08/09/2016, 12:08 pm

Just over a week after providing developers with the fourth beta pre-release builds of its major upcoming platforms, Apple followed up with the fifth developer betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra, as well as a new public beta of iOS 10. [Updated]

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Apple issues fourth developer betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, macOS Sierra

08/01/2016, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday provided registered developers with its fourth pre-release betas of iOS 10 for iPhone and iPad. In addition, macOS Sierra beta 4 for Mac, watchOS 3 beta 4 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 10 beta 4 for Apple TV were also released [updated].

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Apple issues third betas of iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 [updated]

07/18/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday provided developers with the third pre-release betas of three of its four upcoming platform updates, squashing bugs and addressing issues with iOS 10 and tvOS 10, as well as watchOS 3. A new macOS Sierra build, however, did not arrive.

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Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch's new 'Emergency SOS' call feature could save your life

07/13/2016, 02:07 pm

The upcoming watchOS 3 update for Apple Watch brings a number of new functions to the wearable device's side button, including quick access to "Medical ID" data for first responders, and a new "Emergency SOS" function that can call 9-1-1 and notify loved ones.

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Apple issues second developer betas of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10

07/05/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the second pre-release beta builds for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10, arriving more than three weeks after the platforms were announced at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

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Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch app in iOS 10 lets you browse & customize watch faces

06/30/2016, 10:06 am

One key new feature in watchOS 3 comes in tandem with iOS 10, allowing users to view, add and edit watch faces to their liking with more screen real estate, via the Apple Watch app on an iPhone.

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Video: See the Apple Watch's new side button app dock in watchOS 3

06/29/2016, 12:06 pm

Launching and switching between Apple Watch apps will become easier than ever with watchOS 3, thanks to the new app dock accessed via the side button. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how the new Apple Watch app dock will work.

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Apple retail employees invited to evaluate watchOS 3 wheelchair activity tracking

06/28/2016, 05:06 pm

In efforts to improve watchOS 3 prior to release this fall, Apple has invited retail store employees to test a new activity tracking feature specifically designed to improve the Apple Watch experience for users in wheelchairs.

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