AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content.
Apple has released watchOS 7.6, a minor update to the Apple Watch operating system focused on bug and security fixes.
Following several rounds of beta testing, Apple on Tuesday released the final watchOS 7.6 update to the public. A small update focused on under-the-hood tweaks, watchOS 7.6 doesn't introduce any new user-facing features or changes.
Users can download the watchOS 7.6 update manually by opening the Watch app on their iPhone, selecting My Watch, General, and Software Update. The Apple Watch needs to be at least 50% charged and placed on a charger for the update to install.
Additionally, the update can be installed from an Apple Watch itself in the Settings app.
It's likely that watchOS 7.6 will be one of the last releases to Apple's watchOS 7 as the company turns it attention to watchOS 8.
Debuted at WWDC 21, watchOS 8 is a major update to the Apple Watch ecosystem that introduces more health features like a Mindfulness app, changes to Messages and Contacts, and new workout types in the Fitness app.
Stay on top of all Apple news right from your HomePod. Say, "Hey, Siri, play AppleInsider," and you'll get the latest AppleInsider Podcast. Or ask your HomePod mini for "AppleInsider Daily" instead and you'll hear a fast update direct from our news team. And, if you're interested in Apple-centric home automation, say "Hey, Siri, play HomeKit Insider," and you'll be listening to our newest specialized podcast in moments.