Apple Releases watchOS 9.5

Apple today released watchOS 9.5, the fifth major update to the watchOS 9 operating system. watchOS 9.5 comes over a month after the release of watchOS 9.4.

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watchOS 9.5 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 watchOS 9.5 update adds the Pride Celebration watch face to match the 2023 Pride band, and it includes unspecified bug fixes.

We expect watchOS 9.5 to be one of the final updates to watchOS 9, as Apple will soon shift its focus to watchOS 10, the new version of watchOS that will be unveiled at WWDC in June.

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DJTaurus Avatar
14 months ago
Instead of useless watch faces Apple should concentrate to fix now playing not showing up (from iPhone) that it broke it after previous update….pffffff
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bsbeamer Avatar
14 months ago
Apple needs to do a better job with music management on WatchOS or using iPhone to manage the contents. The Music "tab" within the Watch App itself has been broken for multiple versions. Unless you check "Recent Music" you're left without being able to add new music to the Watch. Managing music on the watch itself is a royal PITA. Just let me drop right to Watch from Apple Music on macOS or iPhone.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
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14 months ago
Success! Apple Watch Ultra Updated! Finally.

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Carrotcruncher Avatar
14 months ago
Just new wallpapers again no real fixes or any information we can see where Apple‘s priorities are.
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chabig Avatar
14 months ago

Instead of useless watch faces Apple should concentrate to fix now playing not showing up (from iPhone) that it broke it after previous update….pffffff
It seems to be fixed.
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tmmacops Avatar
14 months ago
They need to fix the watch update. It's horrible. WAAYYYY TOOO S L O W...
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