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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple today released watchOS 7.5, the fifth major update to the watchOS 7 operating system that was released in September 2020. watchOS 7.5 comes one month after the release of watchOS 7.4, an update that added Apple Watch iPhone unlocking and other features.


‌‌The watchOS 7.5 update‌‌ can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌‌‌‌.

watchOS 7.5 introduces support for Apple Card Family and subscription content in the Podcasts app. In Malaysia and Peru, it enables the ECG app and irregular heart rate rhythm notifications.

The update also includes support for the new Pride faces that are designed to accompany the 2021 Pride bands that Apple released today. There are two new "Pride Woven" faces to choose from in an animated rectangle or circle design.

Article Link: Apple Releases watchOS 7.5 With Apple Card Family and Subscription Podcast Support


macrumors 65816
Jun 21, 2004
Hopefully it fixes the crashes on 7.4.
Never once had aWatch crash on me before, then had one a week at random times since 7.4...


macrumors 6502a
Oct 18, 2018
The Netherlands
OH MY GOD! I am currently updating my Series 3 while only having 2,2GB free (and of course, no apps installed whatsoever)

I got the 'unable to install due to lack of space' error while my iPhone was updating (and my watch was only connected to Wifi). Afterwards i just left it on my wrist, checked the AW app, pressed the update button and.... it just worked!

Mind blown!


macrumors member
Aug 26, 2010
ECG app is now at version 2.18T567.

watchOS 5.1.2: ECG app v1.1 (initial US release)
watchOS 5.1.3: ECG app v1.2
watchOS 5.2.0: ECG app v1.10 (now available in Europe and Hong Kong)
watchOS 5.2.1: ECG app v1.13 (additional European countries)
watchOS 5.3.0: ECG app v1.18 (now available in Canada and Singapore)
watchOS 5.3.1: ECG app v1.18
watchOS 6.0.0: ECG app v1.30
watchOS 6.0.1: ECG app v1.30
watchOS 6.1.0: ECG app v1.50
watchOS 6.1.1: ECG app v1.51
watchOS 6.1.2: ECG app v1.51
watchOS 6.1.3: ECG app v1.52
watchOS 6.2.0: ECG app v1.70 (now available in Chile, New Zealand, and Turkey)
watchOS 6.2.1: ECG app v1.70
watchOS 6.2.5: ECG app v1.80 (now available in Saudi Arabia)
watchOS 6.2.6: ECG app v1.80
watchOS 6.2.8: ECG app v1.90 (now available in Bahrain, Brazil, and South Africa)
watchOS 7.0.0: ECG app v1.18R395 (now available in Colombia, Israel, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates)
watchOS 7.0.1: ECG app v1.18R395
watchOS 7.0.2: ECG app v1.18R402 (Resolves an issue that prevented some users from accessing the ECG app in regions where it is available)
watchOS 7.1.0: ECG app v1.18R590 (now available in Republic of Korea and Russia)
watchOS 7.2.0: ECG app v2.18S563 (now available in Taiwan. Atrial fibrillation classification at heart rates above 100 BPM now offered in the ECG app in most regions where the app is available)
watchOS 7.3.0: ECG app v2.18S801 (now available in Japan, Mayotte, Philippines, and Thailand)
watchOS 7.3.1: ECG app v2.18S811 (update only for the AW5 and AW SE)
watchOS 7.3.2: ECG app v2.18S821
watchOS 7.3.3: ECG app v2.18S830
watchOS 7.4.0: ECG app v2.18T195 (now available in Australia and Vietnam)
watchOS 7.4.1: ECG app v2.18T201
watchOS 7.5.0: ECG app v2.18T567 (now available in Malaysia and Peru)


macrumors 6502a
Jun 29, 2020
San Jose, CA
Of all the updates, I feel like the watch is the worst one. I wish they would just update the watch while you are wearing it. It kind of interrupts the flow of my day, especially wish how long the updates are. Yes, I'm complaining about a relatively minor issue, but I do wish there was a better way to update the watch, especially if you are anxious about missing a stand hour (Which regrettably I am and it's stupid).


macrumors member
Jan 31, 2018
They need to fix the sleep tracking. It’s woeful. Incorrect timings in bed , resting heart rate calculated when i’m asleep and some times not. It’s all over the place.


macrumors newbie
Jun 18, 2014
They need to fix the sleep tracking. It’s woeful. Incorrect timings in bed , resting heart rate calculated when i’m asleep and some times not. It’s all over the place.
Use Pillow. Way more precise and fun then the built in sleep tracker ?


macrumors member
Jan 31, 2018
It’s quite something that they can’t even get the resting heart rate right ie when not at random times and asleep and considering it’s a health tracker!


macrumors regular
Jul 23, 2011
Do you need to buy the new watch band to get the QR code for pride woven watch face? I just upgraded the OS and don’t see any new pride faces. Thanks!
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