WatchOS 5.1.2: All The Little Things!

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  1. pedrowerner, Jun 4, 2018
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    Inspired by "All the little things" threads that MacRumors has on different products and software
    releases, I figured the WatchOS 5 deserves one too.

    The Apple Watch has plenty of things that are not heavily featured in Apple's blog posts or articles, this thread will highlight those things for you!

    watchOS 5 requires iPhone 5s or later with iOS 12 or later, and an Apple Watch Series 1, 2 or 3. watchOS 5 is not compatible with the first-generation Apple Watch.

    Headlining features
    • Enhancements to Workout app, such as Hiking mode, Yoga and automatic workout detection with retroactive credit and End prompts!
    • Walkie-Talkie.
    • Invoke without saying Hey Siri when you raise your wrist.
    • Siri watch face support for Siri Shortcuts and third-parties.
    • Limited web content rendering for emails and links in Messages.
    • Podcasts app.
    • Background audio API for third party apps.
    …And what we're here for:

    Little Things
    • Siri watch face cards can be turned grey.
    • Control center items can be rearranged.
    • New subtle animation when entering control center or notifications.
    • Mail shows when it was last updated at the top of the inbox.
    • The rings in the activity app are outlined with black along the edges
    • Astronomy and Solar watch faces have been simplified and now support complications
    • You can now access Control Center and Notifications from within apps as well by touching and holding at the top or bottom of the screen, then swiping
    • WiFi supports WPA2 Enterprise.
    • Connect to WiFi networks from Watch.
    • The Timer app now has "Recents" to allow you to start a timer for the same duration you used previously
    • Activity exercise ring is now filled when doing more intensive exercise.

    Bugs
    • Animated watch faces don't work (Fixed in Beta 8)
     
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  3. pedrowerner thread starter macrumors regular

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    New option to change Siri watchface's tiles colour to gray[​IMG]

    You can now customize the order of the control center switches (also there's a WiFi switch for non-LTE Watches)
    [​IMG]

    Walkie Talkie icon and preview interface
    [​IMG]

    The long waited Podcasts App
    [​IMG]
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    New weather data when scrolling
    [​IMG]
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  4. pedrowerner thread starter macrumors regular

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    New raise to speak toggle on siri options (feature not available in beta 1) [​IMG]

    New toggles for Auto start and ending excercices[​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    New option to clean web data for webkit
    [​IMG]

    Wi-Fi configurations

    [​IMG]

    Now Playing sources
    [​IMG]
     
  5. bmb.04 macrumors regular

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    Could we add to the main post all of the changes found? Thanks again for making this thread!
     
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    I’m super excited about that Install Updates Tonight option...
     
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    You can now add complications to the Solar face.
     
  9. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    I am looking forward to use watchos beta 2. I have heard that updating to beta 1 needs your watch to be set up as new, which I do not like.
     
  10. Mischaa macrumors demi-god

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    That's not true. I've updated to beta 1 successfully with all my data still in place.
     
  11. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    What? Someone said he needed to set up the watch as a new watch to use beta 1.
     
  12. honglong1976 macrumors 65816

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    can anyone one else confirm? I may be tempted! :)
     
  13. bansh macrumors member

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    Agree. Just updated from 4.3.2 to 5 Beta 1
     
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    thanks :)
    does apple pay still work?

    do you also need iOS12 as well? thanks again
     
  15. bansh macrumors member

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    Can't tell anything about Apple Pay... thanks to Apple and Germany...
    I would not recommend to use watchOS 5 without iOS 12. Tried it the other way around in older Betas and different OS Versions were horrible.

    Just got bad expierience with higher iOS Versions than watchOS. They always have a symbiosis in there togheter released versions. FYI - There is no way back if u update to watchOS 5. Just sending the watch to Apple.
     
  16. john991 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, you need iOS 12. Without iOS 12 I got an error saying I need iOS 12 to install watchOS 5.
     
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    Thanks. I will wait till the public beta and install Watch OS5.

    IOS11 is total garbage so it will be nice to move to iOS12.
     
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    Does this work in beta 1?

    automatic workout detection with retroactive credit and End prompts!
     
  19. bansh macrumors member

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    Gonna tell you later this day ;)
     
  20. ohernan macrumors 6502

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    The stand hours aren’t working correctly. It’s doesnt show me standing for 6am & 7am, even though I stood. Also it shows I stood at Noon today, even though it’s only 7:50am.
     
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    It does! I was a bit late for work this morning, so walking quite quick and it popped up asking if I was doing a workout lol
     
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    Hey all, so what's the word on the beta? I have iOS 12 running on my X, and I have a series 3, but should I use it on my main device? I've been in betas before, but only on phones. How bad are the bugs?
     
  24. john991 macrumors 68000

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    So far mine is correct. (3 hours so far)
     
  25. high3r macrumors member

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    For me Workout is totally screwed. I swim in a 25m pool and it says I swam 600 metres and 134 laps but in reality I did 1000 metres which is 40 laps. :) Also Move and Exercise rings are totally off, as well as calorie measurements during swim. Battery life is piss poor and it's overall a very laggy experience. I shouldn't have upgraded. :)
     
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