Apple Releases watchOS 9.3 With New Watch Face, Bug Fixes

Apple today released watchOS 9.3, the third major update to the watchOS 9 operating system that first launched in September. watchOS 9.3 comes over a month after watchOS 9.2, an update that added new Workout functionality and Crash Detection optimizations.

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watchOS 9.3 can be downloaded for free through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by opening it up and going to General > Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌‌.

The update adds new features, improvements, and bug fixes, including the Unity Mosaic watch face that was announced last week in celebration of Black History Month.

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Top Rated Comments

NEPOBABY Avatar
16 months ago
Love the Black History Month face. I’d really like a Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon face.

Imagine the triangle and beams turning with the time.



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Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
16 months ago
What?!? Nothing for the Series 3?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mashdots Avatar
16 months ago

What?!? Nothing for the Series 3?
not sure if this is satire
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gank41 Avatar
16 months ago

Love the Black History Month face. I’d really like a Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon face.

Imagine the triangle and beams turning with the time.


Or an Animals watch face with the flying pig going around with the seconds!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sjsharksfan12 Avatar
16 months ago
Does anyone have a fast way to download updates to the watch? I turned off bluetooth this time and it still feels slow, and when the phone goes to sleep I wonder if that pauses the download. I think the watch is my least favorite device to download updates to because you can't wear it while it's actually downloading. One would think now that we have Ultra that being able to wear the watch as it is downloading would be feasible.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
16 months ago
The update process for 9.3 made my watch get hot and it said cellular won't be available until the watch cools down. This is the first time I have gotten such a message.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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