Apple has released watchOS 4.3 beta 3 for registered developers to test on Apple Watch. We’ll dig in to the new version and detail changes below.
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New in watchOS 4.3
- ‘Apple Watch’ now ‘Speaker’ in Control Center AirPlay
- iPhone Music control restored in Music app on Apple Watch, can AirPlay from iPhone to AirPlay speakers from Apple Watch control
- New charging animation
- Portrait orientation for Nightstand Mode (clearly for AirPower)
See our hands-on video with the original below:
New in Beta 3
- New animation when launching apps that need to load (hard to capture on Series 3!)
- New alert style when unlocking Macs with Apple Watch
Notes and Known Issues
• If watchOS 4.3 beta 1 or later doesn’t install on Apple Watch (1st Generation), remove any existing beta software profile, update to watchOS 4.2.2, re-install the beta software profile, and then update to watchOS beta 3.
For more information on finding the model of your Apple Watch, see https://
• The battery complication no longer reports remaining battery percentage in increments of 5. (36558500)
• Weather will now report information for greater China. (37331232)