watchOS 10.3 Beta 1 Update: Features, Bugs & Battery Life

WatchOS 10 Update and Features

Apple has a new update for the Apple Watch called watchOS 10 update. It came out on June 5, 2023. This update has lots of new things for the Apple Watch. I will show you what’s new and how to use them on your watch.

Apple also made new updates for iPhones (iOS 17) and iPads (iPadOS 17) along with this watch update. I will explain the new changes and Bug Fixes. Whether you make apps or just use them, you’ll find something cool in this update. Let’s dive in and see what watchOS 10 UPdate gives you.

What’s watchOS 10 Update?

WatchOS 10 is the 10th big update for Apple’s system on the Apple Watch. Apple first showed it at a big event called WWDC23 on June 5, 2023. A lot of people got excited about it. Everyone can get this update on their watches on September 16, 2023.

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watchOS 10.3 Beta 1 Update

The first beta version of watchOS 10.3, identified as build number 21S5625c, was released on December 12, 2023. This update has a size of 305 MB.

Release Notes:

  • Includes minor bug fixes.
  • Enhances overall performance.
watchOS 10.3 Beta 1 Update
Build NamewatchOS 10.3 Beta 1
Build Number21S5625c
Release DateDecember 12, 2023
Size305 MB

watchOS 10.2 RC Update

The final beta build of watchOS 10.2, known as watchOS 10.2 RC, is out with build number 21S364. It was released on December 5, 2023, and the update size is 229 MB. As of now, no new features have been found in the watchOS 10.2 RC update, but stay tuned for the upcoming Christmas holiday season.

Release Notes:

  • Supports iMessage Contact Key Verification
  • Bug Fix: Sending an AirDrop or using NameDrop to a device running iOS 17.0 or 17.1 might fail.
  • Bug Fix: The Favorite Songs playlist may take some time to show up on certain Apple Watches.
watchOS 10.2 RC Updates
Build NamewatchOS 10.2 RC
Build Number21S364
Release DateDecember 05, 2023
Size229 MB

Old watchOS 10 Updates, Build No & Release Date

VersionBuild NumberRelease Date
watchOS 10.2 Beta 421S5358aNovember 28, 2023
watchOS 10.2 Beta 321S5349eNovember 14, 2023
watchOS 10.2 Beta 221S5342eNovember 9, 2023
watchOS 10.1.121S71November 7, 2023
watchOS 10.2 beta 121S5331fOctober 26, 2023
watchOS 10.1 RC21S67October 17, 2023
watchOS 10.1 beta 321S5063aOctober 10, 2023
watchOS 10.1 beta 221S5053fOctober 3, 2023
watchOS 10.1 beta 121S5042fSeptember 27, 2023
watchOS 10.0.221R371September 26, 2023
watchOS 10.0.121R360September 21, 2023
watchOS 10 Beta 321R5305eJuly 5, 2023
watchOS 10 Beta 221R5295gJune 21, 2023
watchOS 10 Beta 121R5275tJune 5, 2023

What’s New in the watchOS 10 Beta Update?

watchOS 10 Features

  • Swipe to Change Watch Faces:

Swipe to Change Watch Faces feature is returned in the watchOS 10.2 Beta 3 update, which was replaced with “Press and Hold” in the previous update.

To enable this feature, navigate to Apple Watch settings > Clock > and activate the “Swipe to Switch Watch Face” option. It’s important to note that this option can only be accessed and adjusted directly on your Apple Watch and is not available through the Watch app on your iPhone.

swipe to switch watch face in apple watch
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watchOS 10 Supported devices

Following is the list of watchOS 10 supported devices:

  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple Watch Series 8
  • Apple Watch Series 9
  • Apple Watch SE (2020)
  • Apple Watch SE (2022)
  • Apple Watch SE (2023)
  • Apple Watch Ultra
  • Apple Watch Ultra 2
WatchOS 10 Supported devices

How to Download and Install watchOS 10 Update

To download and install watchOS 10 on your Apple Watch, you’ll need to follow these steps.

  • Launch the Watch app on your iPhone.
  • Hit the My Watch tab at the screen’s base.
  • Choose Software Update.
  • If there’s an update, click Download and Install. You might have to punch in your iPhone’s passcode.
  • Ensure your iPhone and Apple Watch stay nearby throughout.
  • After downloading, your Apple Watch will nudge you to initiate the update. Hit Install on the watch.
  • Be patient; updates can take a while. Your watch will take a short nap (restart), and you’ll spot a spinning progress circle.

Note: Always keep your iPhone up-to-date, let your Apple Watch lounge on its charger while updating, and ensure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi.

Final Word

That’s it! the watchOS 10 has revamped the tech sphere of smartwatches. With new apps, clever widget stacks, and health-focused improvements, Apple raises the UX bar. Awaiting further innovations, watchOS 10 solidifies Apple’s lead in wearable tech evolution.