Apple Seeds Release Candidate Version of watchOS 10 to Developers

Apple today seeded release candidate version of an upcoming watchOS 10 update to developers for testing purposes, with the software update coming over a week after the eighth beta. The release candidate, or RC, represents the final version of the software that will be released to the public.

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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kkdool Avatar
8 months ago
Can confirm it does

Edit: Can confirm it has auto night mode too. Easiest way to see if work if to go in a dark room and shine iPhone torch on watch face and it disables. Pretty cool

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GMShadow Avatar
8 months ago
Hoping someone can confirm whether Ultra 1 gets the new face or not.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
midkay Avatar
8 months ago

Hoping someone can confirm whether Ultra 1 gets the new face or not.
The release notes seem to confirm it does!

“Modular Ultra utilizes the edges of the display for real time data through three user selectable options and seven different complications (Available on Apple Watch Ultra)”

It looks great, can’t wait to try it!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMShadow Avatar
8 months ago

The release notes seem to confirm it does!

“Modular Ultra utilizes the edges of the display for real time data through three user selectable options and seven different complications (Available on Apple Watch Ultra)”


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That'd be great if so. I like the Wayfinder face but I do like to change from time to time, and only having one Ultra specific face has been a bummer.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xDKP Avatar
8 months ago

Can confirm it does
OH YES! This was the first thing I looked for here as well :D
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midkay Avatar
8 months ago

That'd be great if so. I like the Wayfinder face but I do like to change from time to time, and only having one Ultra specific face has been a bummer.
Same! The new one looks like a great use of space, with loads of complications, and the dial around the edge (for altitude, depth, or seconds) is a very nice touch.
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