Apple Seeds Release Candidate Version of watchOS 9.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the RC version of an upcoming watchOS 9.3 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming almost a month after the release of the second watchOS 9.3 beta.

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To install the new ‌watchOS 9.3 update, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center.

Once installed, ‌watchOS 9.3 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 has to be placed on the charger, and it will need to be in range of the ‌‌iPhone‌‌ it is paired with.

According to Apple's release notes, watchOS 9.3 adds new features, improvements and bug fixes. It specifically introduces the Unity Mosaic watch face, offered to celebrate Black History Month.

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Top Rated Comments

mattrva Avatar
15 months ago

So apparently, when you delete an iMessage or text from your watch it also deletes it from your phone. I thought this was purposely excluded from syncing and not a bug. I hope this is a feature you can toddle on or off. I want to be able to delete messages from my watch storage without it effecting my phone.
That seems like a fringe case. I'd venture to guess that most users want the watch messages and phone messages to be in sync.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
surfzen21 Avatar
15 months ago
So apparently, when you delete an iMessage or text from your watch it also deletes it from your phone. I thought this was purposely excluded from syncing and not a bug. I hope this is a feature you can toddle on or off. I want to be able to delete messages from my watch storage without it effecting my phone.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
twistedpixel8 Avatar
15 months ago
Does this fix Siri being unbelievably slow to respond? I remember getting instant responses on my S6 when I bought it but iOS 9 she now takes forever to reply, almost as if she’s crashed.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
QuarterSwede Avatar
15 months ago

So apparently, when you delete an iMessage or text from your watch it also deletes it from your phone. I thought this was purposely excluded from syncing and not a bug. I hope this is a feature you can toddle on or off. I want to be able to delete messages from my watch storage without it effecting my phone.
Definitely not me. I’ve been wanting sync for years, for my professional sanity at least.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wbeasley Avatar
15 months ago
Anyone else noticed their Series 5 has a lot less battery life after the latest updates?

Used to easily get thru a day. Not heavy usage. Now get the low battery warning around 7pm. ;(

I have done a power cycle and not sure if that fixed anything.
Other options? (Besides new battery up buying a new one hahaha).
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CNebs Avatar
15 months ago

Anyone else noticed their Series 5 has a lot less battery life after the latest updates?

Used to easily get thru a day. Not heavy usage. Now get the low battery warning around 7pm. ;(

I have done a power cycle and not sure if that fixed anything.
Other options? (Besides new battery up buying a new one hahaha).
Have you tried to unpair and then repair?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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