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Apple Watch: All the Little Things! [watchOS 4.3 beta]

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batting1000

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Just seems faster and more fluid than beta 3.

Agreed. Text notifications not dismissing with the Dismiss button is frustrating. The dismiss button has been messed up since beta 1...kind of annoying
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Beta 4 is the newest. I was on beta 3 before. Beta 4 did not prompt me to plug my watch into the charger. It just downloaded, and then started installing.
Weird. It told me I had to be at 50% and charging to update.
 
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Watabou

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Agreed. Text notifications not dismissing with the Dismiss button is frustrating. The dismiss button has been messed up since beta 1...kind of annoying
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Weird. It told me I had to be at 50% and charging to update.

Maybe it depends on the percentage?

I think mine was about 98% before I started downloading.

I have no charger with me. It's currently still installing now:

 
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Watabou

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Mine prompted me to put it on the charger, but I said "Ok" and then it installed anyways!

Also, this is new...

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Yep. That fits better with the Messages theme, I like it.

Although with the Scribble feature, the ability to select the numbers and special characters is now gone.

Scribble only lets you scribble now. No selecting special characters, which is a bummer. For me, it never seems to recognize a question mark or an apostrophe.

View attachment 643015 View attachment 643016 Just seems faster and more fluid than beta 3.
Edit- there is a new option in Scribble after you write a letter to complete the word. You can use the Digital Crown to scroll though the options.

This was present in beta 1, or at least beta 2 of watch OS 3.
 
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Max E Verde

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Bit the bullet and installed my first watchOS beta today. So far it is running smooth and I love it. I know I will regret it in some way at some point, but first impressions are great.

Unlocking my MacBook seems to work instantly-----

Edit: Seems Unlocking my Mac does not work. My Mac is just unlocking automatically when opening the lid for some reason. Shouldn't there be a setting somewhere on either the Watch app for iPhone or on my Mac?
 
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BlueMoon63

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Bit the bullet and installed my first watchOS beta today. So far it is running smooth and I love it. I know I will regret it in some way at some point, but first impressions are great.

Unlocking my MacBook seems to work instantly-----

Edit: Seems Unlocking my Mac does not work. My Mac is just unlocking automatically when opening the lid for some reason. Shouldn't there be a setting somewhere on either the Watch app for iPhone or on my Mac?
There is a setting that needs to be enabled on the Mac under settings/privacy. Assuming you are on the beta for the Mac as well for Sierra.
[doublepost=1470145069][/doublepost]Beta 4 finally seems to respond instantly to arm raise/wrist turn with the Activity face. So far no delays at all.
 
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jens.tijtgat

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Is it me or doesn't the watch turn off when you drop your wrist after a wrist raise? I thought this happened before? Now it comes on on wrist raise but doesn't turn off (only after set amount of time like when you touch it).
 
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bwhitta

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Still on Beta 1 here. I've spent hours restoring and restarting both my Apple Watch and 6+ in order to get the newest beta to appear for download and install. No luck.
 
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Hatton920

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Is it me or doesn't the watch turn off when you drop your wrist after a wrist raise? I thought this happened before? Now it comes on on wrist raise but doesn't turn off (only after set amount of time like when you touch it).

Same problem for me too.
 
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iToph

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Is it me or doesn't the watch turn off when you drop your wrist after a wrist raise? I thought this happened before? Now it comes on on wrist raise but doesn't turn off (only after set amount of time like when you touch it).
Same Here
 
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