Apple Releases watchOS 10.5 With New Pride Watch Face

Apple today released watchOS 10.5, the fifth update to the watchOS 10 operating system that came out in September. watchOS 10.5 is available two months after watchOS 10.4, a bug fix update.

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‌‌‌watchOS 10‌‌‌‌.5 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.

While watchOS 10.5 is primarily a bug fix update, it does introduce a new Pride watch face to go along with the Pride band that Apple introduced earlier in May.

watchOS 10.5 includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, including a new Pride Radiance watch face to honor the LGBTQ+ community and culture.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

For additional details on the features that are included in ‌watchOS 10‌, we have a dedicated roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

Weaselboy Avatar
2 weeks ago
Moderator Note:

If you would like to discuss the Pride watch face, please use the above linked thread in the Political News section.

No discussion of that topic will be allowed in this thread.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
parameter Avatar
2 weeks ago
How about they just fix an actual issue - MAJOR battery drain ever since version 10. I have to force-reboot my watch even sometimes or it'll run out of battery pretty fast.

Watch OS 10.x has been a total mess.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
2 weeks ago
They finally fixed raised to wake. It's worked every time I tried it. Here's hoping this update doesn’t break it again.

I swear I'm waiting until 18.1/11.1 this time.

Edit: it works. Everything is nice and stable. Just in time for iOS 18.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
2 weeks ago
10.4 is stable for me and battery life great.
I will updates my watches though likely later this week.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Benz63amg Avatar
2 weeks ago

Build 21T576.
Same as RC2, Thank you.
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anakinfan8 Avatar
2 weeks ago

Can someone please confirm the build number?
Build 21T576.
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