Apple Releases watchOS 10.3 With New Watch Face

Apple today released watchOS 10.3, the third major update to the watchOS 10 operating system that was released in September. watchOS 10.3 comes over a month after watchOS 10.2, a major update that brought Health data access to Siri.

watchOS 10 Launch Feature
‌‌watchOS 10‌‌‌.3 can be downloaded for free through the Apple Watch app on an iPhone running iOS 17 or later 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 and it needs to be placed on a charger.

The watchOS 10.3 update includes a new Unity Bloom watch face to celebrate Black History Month.

Apple's release notes also say that the update includes unspecified improvements and bug fixes.

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Top Rated Comments

therunningman Avatar
6 weeks ago

I turned off auto update. I don't trust Apple right now to not mess with my Blood Ox sensor in my Ultra...
For what it's worth, I have a Series 7 and after the update, my blood O2 sensor still works.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sjsharksfan12 Avatar
6 weeks ago
I will say what I always say when it is watch Update day. I really wish there was a better way to update the watch. It's slow, it gives me a little anxiety because I'm in the process of ring closing for the day, and I hate that I have to put a fully charged watch on my charger to make sure the update runs properly. It's the 10th anniversary of the watch. Can we come up with a way to streamline the process?

That's probably what I'm looking most forward to with the new OS at WWDC. Streamline Watch Update Days where they go a lot more smoothly than they typically go.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BigJohno Avatar
6 weeks ago
I turned off auto update. I don't trust Apple right now to not mess with my Blood Ox sensor in my Ultra...
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
onenorth Avatar
6 weeks ago
Series 9 purchased before the ban, blood oxygen app still works with the update.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
makeitrainnaren Avatar
6 weeks ago
I’m waiting for some brave person to see if spo2 functionality is changed lol. Pay Mossimo Apple! Not cool :/
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lkrupp Avatar
6 weeks ago

I’m waiting for some brave person to see if spo2 functionality is changed lol. Pay Mossimo Apple! Not cool :/
Why are you trying to spread misinformation and FUD about this? It has been made perfectly clear that watches sold before 1/18/2024 will continue to have O2 functionality.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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