Apple Releases watchOS 4.3

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Apple has been seeding developer and public betas of watchOS 4.3 for weeks, but now the company has decided to release the new software to the public.

Today, Apple officially released watchOS 4.3 to the masses. As far as what’s new in the latest software, there isn’t much. This is a relatively minor update in the grand scheme of things. However, it does include some new features, including the new Nightstand mode that supports portrait orientation. To also make it a bit more clearer that the smartwatch is being charged, there is a new charging animation once the device is placed on its charging puck.

watchOS 4.3 also makes it possible for owners to see their Activity data on the Siri watch face, and the battery complication will more accurately showcase how much of the smartwatch’s battery life remains. The Music app on the Apple Watch will once again control music playing on the iPhone, too.

To update your smartwatch, it needs to be connected to the charger, must have at least 50 percent battery life, and it must be connected to the iPhone. To download the software, owners need to open the Watch app on their iPhone, the one connected to the Apple Watch, and head into the Settings section within the app.

The new software is available to download and install right now for supported Apple Watch units. Do you plan on upgrading your watchOS software to the newest version as soon as you can, or will you wait a bit before upgrading?