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Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 9.1 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming one week after Apple released the second watchOS 9.1 beta.

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To install ‌watchOS 9.1, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once installed, ‌watchOS 9.1‌ 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.

We don't yet know what's included in the watchOS 9.1 update as no new features have been found in the betas, but watchOS 9 brought a number of changes including a redesigned Compass app, a new medication tracking feature, updated watch faces, improvements to Workouts, new features for the ECG app, and more.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 9.1 to Developers
 

jmc111

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If Apple is reading this site, they need to fix having the SOS Emergency showing up when you push and hold the bottom right button to turn off the watch. Such a dumb axx move to trigger the SOS Emergency feature while trying to turn off the watch. If you hold the bottom right button long enough, it will actually trigger the SOS Emergency and call 911. They placed the off switch at the top right (tiny little icon) instead of swiping to turn off. How stupid is this. Dumb, dumb, dumb!!!!
 
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blackNBUK

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If Apple is reading this site, they need to fix having the SOS Emergency showing up when you push and hold the bottom right button to turn off the watch. Such a dumb axx move to trigger the SOS Emergency feature while trying to turn off the watch. If you hold the bottom right button long enough, it will actually trigger the SOS Emergency and call 911. They placed the off switch at the top right (tiny little icon) instead of swiping to turn off. How stupid is this. Dumb, dumb, dumb!!!!
iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches are not designed to be turned off regularly. The whole system works better when you just let the device sleep. Why would the Off button be big when it is rarely needed?
 

jmc111

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iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches are not designed to be turned off regularly. The whole system works better when you just let the device sleep. Why would the Off button be big when it is rarely needed?
I only use my Watch when I am outside to receive e-mail, phone and text messages so I don't miss something. Everyone has their own purpose for these devices. I can understand the iphone is on all the time, but not for the watch in my case. I turn my watch off when I am at home as I don't wear it. Regardless, the change in the interface makes no sense on the watch. They should have left it as is.
 

c172fccc

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If Apple is reading this site, they need to fix having the SOS Emergency showing up when you push and hold the bottom right button to turn off the watch. Such a dumb axx move to trigger the SOS Emergency feature while trying to turn off the watch. If you hold the bottom right button long enough, it will actually trigger the SOS Emergency and call 911. They placed the off switch at the top right (tiny little icon) instead of swiping to turn off. How stupid is this. Dumb, dumb, dumb!!!!
You can go in Settings -> General to turn it off. It is more annoying than pushing a button for sure, but at least there is no risk of calling 911.
 

Draven2000

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Installed last night on my Apple Watch Ultra, now the siren is nearly impossible to hear. Sent feedback, hope it gets fixed in the next beta.
 

blackNBUK

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I only use my Watch when I am outside to receive e-mail, phone and text messages so I don't miss something. Everyone has their own purpose for these devices. I can understand the iphone is on all the time, but not for the watch in my case. I turn my watch off when I am at home as I don't wear it. Regardless, the change in the interface makes no sense on the watch. They should have left it as is.
Looking at it more closely the change in the interface is to accommodate extra features. On an Ultra there are sliders for Emergency SOS, Medical ID, Backtrack and the Siren. There simply isn’t enough space for a large power slider and all of these features are more important to have urgent access to. On other watches there is more space but I can understand Apple wanting the same design across the board.

You can go in Settings -> General to turn it off. It is more annoying than pushing a button for sure, but at least there is no risk of calling 911.
There’s very little risk even when pressing and holding. The 5 second countdown is really obvious and is accompanied by loud beeps!
 
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