Apple Seeds Seventh Beta of watchOS 10 to Developers

Apple today seeded the seventh beta of an upcoming watchOS 10 update to developers for testing purposes, with the software update coming a week after the Sixth beta.

Apple watchOS 10 Feature
To install the ‌watchOS 10‌ update, developers will need to open the Apple Watch app, go to the Software Update section under "General" in Settings, and toggle on the ‌watchOS 10‌ Developer Beta. Note that an Apple ID linked to a developer account is required.

Once beta updates have been activated, ‌watchOS 10‌ can be downloaded under the same Software Update section. To install software, an Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life and it must be placed on an Apple Watch charger.

‌watchOS 10‌ adds a whole new widget-focused interface. You can access a widget stack from any watch face using the Digital Crown, swiping through them to get to relevant information. Control Center can be activated from any app by pressing the side button, and these new quick access controls are meant to let you use watch faces that support less information while still putting everything you need at your fingertips.

There are new Palette and Snoopy watch faces, updates to Cycling and Hiking workouts, and mental health integrations. Users can log their state of mind and mood using the Apple Watch, with the device providing insights into mental health over time.

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Top Rated Comments

heyjohnhaley Avatar
9 months ago

I’m not sure what problem did the removal of the swiping between watch faces solve – would be happy to see if someone has ideas.

I also hope they will start optimising for battery life - I have been getting about a day and a half on my Ultra with all of the watchOS 10 betas.
I'd sometimes swipe between the watch faces by mistake, it was faster but really I don't change my watch face that often.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dillacom Avatar
9 months ago

I’m not sure what problem did the removal of the swiping between watch faces solve – would be happy to see if someone has ideas.

I also hope they will start optimising for battery life - I have been getting about a day and a half on my Ultra with all of the watchOS 10 betas.
press and hold watch face then swipe. stops the accidental change of the watch faces
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nortonandreev Avatar
9 months ago
I’m not sure what problem did the removal of the swiping between watch faces solve – would be happy to see if someone has ideas.

I also hope they will start optimising for battery life - I have been getting about a day and a half on my Ultra with all of the watchOS 10 betas.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
9 months ago

I’m not sure what problem did the removal of the swiping between watch faces solve – would be happy to see if someone has ideas.
Agreed, I loathe that change. 3 months into the beta I still find myself trying to swipe between faces.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nortonandreev Avatar
9 months ago

press and hold watch face then swipe. stops the accidental change of the watch faces
It does, but it’s also slow.

For Apple to change that, it means that there must be data showing that people changing their watch faces by mistake happens more frequently than people changing Watch faces on purpose.

This would be an interesting observation, if the case.

The question is then why people who change between Watch faces by accident don’t remove the rest of the watch faces and only have one so that they can’t accidentally swipe and instead Apple has to take away functionality that some might be using. As I said, it sounds as if they have strong indication people don’t use more than one watch face. Curious why is that.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
T-Will Avatar
9 months ago

I’m not sure what problem did the removal of the swiping between watch faces solve – would be happy to see if someone has ideas.

I also hope they will start optimising for battery life - I have been getting about a day and a half on my Ultra with all of the watchOS 10 betas.
Apple should really consider making swiping between faces an option since I would change watch faces multiple times per day and now it's a pain to do that.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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