Apple Releases Minor watchOS 3.2.3 Update for Apple Watch
Jul 19, 2017 10:00 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today released a new software update for the Apple Watch, upgrading watchOS 3.2.2 to watchOS 3.2.3. The watchOS 3.2.3 update comes two months after the release of watchOS 3.2.2, which introduced bug fixes.

watchOS 3.2.3 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone.


An iPhone running iOS 10 or later is required to download the new software, but it is available for all Apple Watch models.

During the beta testing period for watchOS 3.2.3, no major changes or new outward-facing features were discovered, so watchOS 3.2.3, like watchOS 3.2.2 appears to focus mainly on performance improvements and bug fixes.

watchOS 3 will soon be succeeded by a new version of watchOS, watchOS 4, which was introduced at the June Worldwide Developers Conference.

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17 months ago
Dear Apple: When my watch is sitting at 75% battery, I have more than enough power to get me through a software update. Please remove the requirement to have the watch on the charger. It's a real pain in the arse that brings zero benefit, as far as I can see.
Rating: 12 Votes
17 months ago
i hate how long these Watch OS updates take. i hope they figure out a different approach for the next-gen hardware.
Rating: 5 Votes
17 months ago
I'm more than happy to get performance improvements rather than new features at this point. Not complaining, but sometimes new things to play with come with a cost like eating battery life, or instability.
Rating: 4 Votes
17 months ago

Wouldn't the same risk exist with an iPhone or iPad? I'm not required to be plugged in to update them.


With an iPhone or iPad, a user with a computer can plug the iOS device in and restore it from the comfort of their home if an iOS update fails and the device refuses to boot. With the watch, there is absolutely nothing the user can do if the watchOS update fails and the watch refuses to boot. The only option is to send the watch to Apple. They can't even do a restore on the watch in an Apple Store, from what I understand.
Rating: 3 Votes
17 months ago
My watch is fantastic.

My only wish is that the awfully long pause when dictating messages would go away.
Rating: 2 Votes
17 months ago

Not true.

I've had my watch for over 2 years now. I can tell you with 100% certainty, previous updates would not download unless I had the watch connected. It said "Paused. Will resume when connected to charger." It was the same message as if you were not connected to WiFi.
Rating: 2 Votes
17 months ago

Dear Apple: When my watch is sitting at 75% battery, I have more than enough power to get me through a software update. Please remove the requirement to have the watch on the charger. It's a real pain in the arse that brings zero benefit, as far as I can see.

Did you see what I posted above? It no longer has that requirement. My watch update is 80% downloaded, and its on my wrist.
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Edit:
Well it required the charger to install. Normally it doesn't even download if its not on the charger. So maybe it is a sign of things to come.
Rating: 2 Votes
16 months ago

So far I'm very impressed with better life improvements.
Took my watch off the charger at 7AM this morning. Here it is almost 4PM and I'm at 95%. :apple:


That's fine, but let's see if the overall time between charges noticably improves. What you've described can be explained multiple ways - including a change in how the battery's remaining charge is calculated. ;)

I tend to run my watch battery down pretty far between charges, so I'll be curious to see if my experience changes. Unlike a lot of people, I sleep with it on (my old Garmin Vivosmart showed me the value in having an alarm on my wrist) - I charge it while I'm sitting at my desk during the day.
Rating: 1 Votes
17 months ago
It would be nice to see itemized update notes for the Watch, indicating certain aspects what was tweaked or improved.
Rating: 1 Votes

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