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Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming watchOS 9 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming one week after Apple released the sixth beta to developers.

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To install ‌watchOS 9, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once installed, ‌watchOS 8‌ can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software update. To update to new software, an Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life, it must be placed on the charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌iPhone‌.

watchOS 9 introduces four new watch faces, including Lunar, Playtime, Metropolitan, and Astronomy, plus it includes updates to some existing watch faces and complications. The ECG app now supports AFib History for tracking how long a person has been in atrial fibrillation.

The sleep tracking feature now includes sleep stages, letting the Apple Watch track when users are in REM, Core, or Deep sleep, and Apple has added a Medications app. The Medications app lets users manage and track their medications, vitamins, and supplements, with reminders when it's time to take them.

Updates to the Workout app add custom workouts and improvements for runners, triathletes, and swimmers. Fitness+ workouts now support streaming to certain third-party TVs for those who don't have an Apple TV, and notifications have been redesigned to be less obtrusive when the watch's screen is active.

Other new features include a CallKit API that allows VOIP calls to be answered on Apple Watch, Apple Watch Mirroring for controlling the Apple Watch with an iPhone, Quick Actions for doing more with a double pinch gesture, and updates to the Reminders and Calendar apps.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of watchOS 9 to Developers
 

fullfast

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I am going to ask a very stupid question - The watch face that is shown in the feature pic above this in the light blue colour what is it, I have thought it is Metropolitan but can't get the numerals to extend, simple doesn't have the numerals.....PLEASE HELP !!!!
 

qpid360

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I am going to ask a very stupid question - The watch face that is shown in the feature pic above this in the light blue colour what is it, I have thought it is Metropolitan but can't get the numerals to extend, simple doesn't have the numerals.....PLEASE HELP !!!!
I think it is Metropolitan and you have to rotate the crown to extend them
 

fullfast

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I think it is Metropolitan and you have to rotate the crown to extend them
Have tried that but only gives me......

Just thought about turning the crown once face was live and hey presto, thought you would need to do it when creating the face....thanks
 
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SoldOnApple

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Most of the complications aren't even in the corner on those faces. Apple may as well have made the screen round like the Galaxy Whatever 3 watch.
 
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munpip214

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So I used to (watchOS 8) get a verbal alert when I closed one of my rings during a workout, but I don’t get that anymore and can’t find out how to enable it. Did they remove that or am I just missing it? I am getting verbal alerts for newly added workout alerts (heart rate, etc)
 

gomichaelgo

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Weird thing, my watch was at 100% battery before downloading this new beta. It was on the charger the entire time, and afterward it was at 89%. Maybe this last download had some battery fixes / enhancements? I hope they are enhancements and not making it worse at least.
 

thelion7

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I hope this fixes my LTE on my series 7.

Not been able to use LTE Plan at all on EE in the UK.

Been fed back and even got diagnostic logs to the devs.

Fingers crossed!
 
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