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 4.2

 

This update contains new features, improvements, and bug fixes

  • Send, request, and receive money from friends and family with Apple Pay Cash in Messages or by asking Siri (US only)
  • Adds support for HomeKit sprinklers and faucets in Home
  • Adds support for a new workout type for third-party apps to track distance, average speed, number of runs, and elevation descended for downhill snow sports with Apple Watch Series 3
  • Resolves an issue where Apple Watch would sometimes restart when asking Siri about the weather
  • Fixes an issue where scrolling was disabled in Heart Rate for some users
  • Resolves an issue that prevented simultaneous timers or alarms from being dismissed independently

 

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 4.1

 

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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