What You Need To Know About watchOS 9.5
Apple has recently released watchOS 9.5, the fifth major update to the watchOS 9 operating system that powers the Apple Watch. This update comes with some new features, improvements and bug fixes that you might want to check out. Here are some of the highlights of watchOS 9.5:
A New Pride Celebration Watch Face
One of the most noticeable changes in watchOS 9.5 is the addition of a new Pride Celebration watch face that matches the 2023 Pride band. This watch face features a colorful rainbow design that animates when you raise your wrist or tap on the screen. You can also customize it with different complications and colors to suit your style and preferences.
The Pride Celebration watch face is a way for Apple to honor the LGBTQ+ community and culture, and to show its support for diversity and inclusion. If you want to show your pride and solidarity, you can download this watch face for free from the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements
Your Apple Watch will function more smoothly and dependably thanks to watchOS 9.5’s performance and bug fixes. For example, Apple has fixed an issue where the Now Playing screen would not show up when playing music from your iPhone. It has also improved the music management on the Watch app, allowing you to add new music to your Apple Watch more easily.
Additionally, watchOS 9.5 has enhanced the security and privacy of your Apple Watch by addressing some vulnerabilities and bugs that could affect your device. You can find more details about the security content of this update on Apple’s website.
How to Update to watchOS 9.5
If you want to enjoy the new features and improvements of watchOS 9.5, you can update your Apple Watch for free through the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. To do so, you need to make sure that your Apple Watch has at least 50 percent battery, that it is placed on a charger, and that it is in range of your iPhone.
Then, you need to open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and go to General > Software Update. You will see a notification if there is a new update available for your Apple Watch. Tap on Download and Install and follow the instructions on the screen. The update process may take some time, so be patient and do not interrupt it.
The Apple Watch Series 4, Series 5, Apple Watch SE, Apple Watch Series 6, Series 7, Series 8, and the Apple Watch Ultra are all compatible with watchOS 9.5.
What’s Next for watchOS
One of the last watchOS 9 updates, watchOS 9.5, is expected to be released soon as Apple prepares to launch watchOS 10, the newest major watchOS release, at WWDC in June. We expect watchOS 10 to bring more new features, enhancements and changes to the Apple Watch experience.
Some of the rumored features for watchOS 10 include a redesigned Home screen with widgets, a new Health app with more metrics and insights, a Sleep app with more options and feedback, a FaceTime app with video calling support, and more third-party app integrations.
We will keep you updated on all the news and rumors about watchOS 10 as they emerge.
What do you think of watchOS 9.5? Do you like the new Pride Celebration watch face? Have you noticed any improvements or issues with this update? Let us know in the comments below!