The Apple Watch (and watchOS) has been quite a successful product from Apple and is the most popular smartwatch in the smart watch market/industry. The Apple Watches are quite useful and can track your heart rate as well as connect to your iPhone and use the Watch as a GPS, etc. As Apple releases more software updates for the Apple Watch, the more useful the device becomes, tempting more people who haven’t got an Apple Watch, to purchase one.
watch OS 4.3 was released today to the Public which brings a couple of new useful features and we will discuss them today.
Now with the new update, you can Control volume and playback on HomePod from your Apple watch meaning you don’t need to use your iPhone for that. This can be useful in the situations where you left your iPhone on your bed or your table and you’re in your office or kitchen, you can now change the volume levels or change what’s playing on the HomePod straight from your Apple Watch.
This new update also restores the ability to control volume levels and music on your iPhone. This feature was on the Apple Watch before but for some reason got removed but now it is back and gladly as it is yet another useful feature out of the dozens that the Apple Watch has.
The support for the use of any Orientation for bedside charging is also back so you are no longer limited to the landscape orientation when you are charging the Apple Watch at night. A slightly less important feature for some but now the Siri watch face will show more progress towards closing the Activity rings and when new songs are released to Apple Music. And speaking of Activity rings and progress, this update also fixes the bug where users were being incorrectly awarded for completing Activities they hadn’t completed.
The last feature mentioned in the Change logs is that an issue was fixed where some Siri music commands wouldn’t work on some Audio devices.
So, there you have it – a summarisation of what’s new in watch OS 4.3!