Apple’s WatchOS 2 is in: What’s in it and how to download it

Having survived a troubling bug affecting its launch last week, Apple's WatchOS 2 is finally up and running. With a range of new features that can increase the Watch's performance by several notches, a slightly delayed entry shouldn't really change things much as far is competition is concerned.

WatchOS 2 will bring in more watch faces and will make apps perform in a more fluid and faster manner. It will also enable third party apps to display notifications in the watch face and will give the Watch greater functionality like ability to take dictation, greater use of emoji as well as Digital Touch for drawing and sketching.

You will also be able to reply to texts with audio messages and the fitness apps in your Apple watch will connect directly with the accelerometer.

Probably the most promising feature of WatchOS 2 is that it will make the Apple Watch independent to an extent. Internal watch features like heart rate monitor, video player and microphone can be tapped directly rather than being directed through an iPhone. Siri will also be more capable, helping you with starting new workouts, checking Glances, getting transit information and looking up words on the dictionary.


How to get it?

While you can look for tips and easy ways to update your Apple Watch with WatchOS 2 on Apple's website, why go there if you can read it all here!

1. If your iPhone isn't running iOS 9, forget it. WatchOS 2 is compatible with iOS 9 only.

2. In your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app and then move to the 'Software Update' option in settings.

3. While you 'download and install' the new update, make sure that your iPhone is close to your Wi-Fi router and that your Apple Watch is plugged in.


That's it. Piece of cake.


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