Soon after Apple announced additions to the iPhone and Apple Watch lineup at its “Wonderlust” event, they started rolling out the Release Candidate Version of watchOS 10 with essential bug fixes and refinements, according to Apple’s Developer Webpage. This update comes three weeks after the release of the eighth beta of watchOS 10.
At WWDC 2023 held in June, Apple announced watchOS 10 with a new Design Language, changes to Navigation, New Watch Faces, Last Cellular Connection Waypoint, calorimetry for e-biking, Fall Detection, and advanced new metrics for cycling.
In addition to these features, users can also use the Digital Crown on their Apple Watch to log their momentary emotions and daily moods in the Mindfulness app. Using the Ambient Light Sensor on the Watch, it can now measure time spent in daylight as well.
The build number of this update is 21R356 and you can expect the size of the update to be around 300 MB – 500 MB on your Apple Watch. The size of the update depends upon the Apple Watch model that you have and the software version you’re updating from. There’s no letter at the end of the build number, which signifies that this could be the final version of watchOS 10 which will be released to the public unless they release a second Release Candidate version.
sers who are registered as a developer on www.developer.apple.com or a public beta tester on www.beta.apple.com can opt-in to receive beta updates by going into Settings>General>Software Update>Beta Updates and watchOS 10 Developer Beta.
watchOS 10 is compatible with the following Apple Watch models:
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Apple Watch SE (1st generation and 2nd generation)
- Apple Watch Series 7
- Apple Watch Series 8
- Apple Watch Ultra
Additionally, users will also need to have iPhone XS, iPhone XR or later running iOS 17 in order to update to watchOS 10.
Along with watchOS 10 Beta RC, Apple also released the seventh developer betas of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, iOS 16.7, iPadOS 16.7, tvOS 17, and macOS Sonoma.
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