About watchOS 4 Updates

watchOS 4 brings more intelligence and fitness features to Apple Watch including a new Siri watch face, personalized Activity coaching, new measurements in the Heart Rate app, and improvements to the Music experience.

watchOS 4.1

 

New features, improvements, and bug fixes include:

  • Stream music on Apple Watch Series 3 with Apple Music or iCloud Music Library
  • Listen to live radio on Beats 1, custom stations, and expert-curated stations with the new Radio app on Apple Watch Series 3
  • Use Siri to find, discover, and play songs, playlists, or albums
  • Sync fitness data with GymKit-enabled treadmills, ellipticals, stair steppers, and indoor bikes for more accurate distance, pace, and energy burn metrics
  • Ability to disconnect from a Wi-Fi network in Control Center for Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)
  • Fixes an issue for Apple Watch Series 1 and later where Heart Rate notifications were delivered when the feature was not enabled
  • Fixes an issue where some users did not receive Stand Reminders
  • Resolves an issue where the current Stand hour indicator did not appear for some users
  • Resolves an issue that was caused haptics to not be delivered for silent alarms
  • Addresses an issue that prevented Apple Watch (1st generation) from charging for some users
  • Resolves an issue where the Sunrise / Sunset complication would sometimes not appear
  • Restores Mandarin as the default dictation language for China

 

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas, for more information visit: https://www.apple.com/watchos/feature-availability/

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/HT201222


 

watchOS 4.0.1

 

watchOS 4.0.1 fixes issues that were causing Apple Watch to join unauthenticated (captive) Wi-Fi networks, such as those often found in public places like coffee shops and hotels, which direct the user to a web page before the network can be accessed.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222


 

 

watchOS 4

 

Watch Faces

  • New Siri face that intelligently updates information based on time of day, location, and daily routines
  • New animated Toy Story faces featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie and more
  • New Kaleidoscope face that turns static images into symmetrical, intertwining patterns
  • New complications for Siri, News, Heart Rate, Now Playing, and Messages 

 

Activity

  • Intelligent and personalized notifications to help you close your Activity rings each day
  • Monthly challenges based on the previous month's activity levels
  • New full screen animations to celebrate important milestones including earning an achievement and closing your rings
  • Replies to activity sharing notifications now include workout metrics

 

Workout

  • Redesigned app for quick starts and helpful workout type graphics 
  • New High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout with custom motion and heart rate algorithms for more accurate calorie tracking
  • Support for multiple workout types in one workout session
  • Auto sets for Pool Swim workouts with distance for each stroke type and pace for each set, automatically adjusted for rest time 
  • Ability to automatically start a synced music playlist when you start a workout on Apple Watch Series 1 and later
  • Access to music controls directly in the Workout app during a workout session
  • Option for Do Not Disturb to be automatically turned on during workouts

 

Heart Rate

  • New visual graph showing all-day heart rate
  • New heart rate measurements and visual graphs for resting rate (Apple Watch Series 1 and later), walking average, workout average and high, recovery time, and sessions in the Breathe app
  • Option to be notified if your heart rate rises above a specified threshold while you appeared to be inactive for a 10-minute period (Apple Watch Series 1 and later)
  • Current and historical details of heart rate data in the Health app on iPhone, including new Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and VO2 Max data types

 

Music

  • Redesigned app for easy scrolling through album art
  • Ability to sync multiple playlists for local playback with bluetooth headphones
  • Automatically sync curated playlists from Apple Music including Heavy Rotation, My New Music Mix, and My Favorites Mix

 

Other features and improvements 

  • News app with summaries of Top Stories and save for later to read on iPhone
  • Flashlight and Safety Light in Control Center 
  • Vertical scrolling through recently used apps in the Dock
  • App home screen available in an alphabetical list view
  • Mail compose and swipe gestures
  • Dialer pad in the Phone app
  • Conflicts displayed in Calendar invites
  • Scribble support for German
  • Sub-minute and repeating timers
  • Suggested and recent locations in Maps
  • Contacts and locations in smart replies

 

Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas, for more information visit:

https://www.apple.com/watchos/feature-availability/

https://www.apple.com/watchos/

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

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