Apple appears with an offering for its smartwatch users as WatchOS 8.5. The newest software upgrade for the wearables provides ample features and implements. Besides, it brings finer solidity as well as reliance to the device. In short, WatchOS 8.5 welcomes a new ordeal for its users.
A couple of weeks back, the American firm has started the internal testing of the software. With a fruitful outcome, the company released the software on Monday, 14th March. Apart from the smartwatch firmware, iOS 15.4 and other programs were also initiated in the appearance.
WatchOS 8.5: New Features
The new WatchOS 8.5 delivers several implements to the Apple smartwatch. The very familiar one is the new Siri voice control. Apart from this, the users also get access to a bunch of fresh emojis which is similar to iOS 15.4. These emojis are applicable to the iMessage application of the device. Moreover, it offers a better functioning ability over WatchOS 8.
- Allowance for buying as well as subscribing packs of Apple TV
- COVID-19 vaccination cards in Apple Wallet now support the EU Digital COVID Certificate format
- Updates to irregular heart rhythm notifications designed to improve atrial fibrillation identification. Available in the United States, Chile, Hong Kong, South Africa, and many more regions where the feature is available.
- Audio hints in Fitness+ provide you with audio commentary of visually demonstrated moves during workouts.
Another great news for Apple users is that the company is making the Universal Control feature available with macOS 12.3 and iPadOS 15.4 beta programs. With this feature, the users can easily transfer their files from one Apple device to another wirelessly.
How to Update?
The users have to ensure, that their Apple Watch contains a minimum of 50 percent battery before downloading the software. Further, the wearable device should be connected to the charger and be close to the phone while the installation process.
One can install the respective smartwatch firmware through the Apple Watch application, given in their iPhone. Select the option General and click on Software Update.
Via – 9to5Mac