WatchOS 2 Released

Apple WatchOS 2 officially scheduled September 16 for releasing. However, after the found unexpected bug on WatchOS 2 canceled the schedule.  Now it is officially launched on 21 of September. So if you are Apple Watch owner check OTA for grab Apple Watch OS first major update.

 

WatchOS History

Along with iPhone 6 Device release, Apple CEO unveiled Apple Watch and originally shipped with WatchOS 1.0 version and 2015 May 19 Apple brought first OS update to Apple Watch with releasing WatchOS 1.0.1 Version. At the moment WatchOS 2 is the latest version of the Apple Watch.

 

This is the first major update for Apple Watch. Therefore, follow up below guide how to update Watch OS to OS2. WatchOS 2 only works with iOS 9 version and make sure to update your iPhone to be latest iOS 9 version. Before the start the process fulfills below requirements.

Keep both iPhone and iWatch in one place.

You should have at least 50 battery charge for Watch

Keep connect the charger to Watch

Connect your iPhone to nearest Wi-Fi connection and launch Watch application of the iPhone

Navigate to My Watch > General > Software update

Click Download and install option

Now you should enter iPhone Password and click continue button

Click on Agree button to Terms and Conditions

Now let alone Devices to complete the process

 

Features of the WatchOS 2

OS 2 is first major update for Apple Watch Devices and it came right after 6 month official launched. So Apple included so many new features and improvements for Watch Device.  The biggest update is Apple support to run native applications on Watch Device. Here are the full stories of WatchOS 2 features.

 

New Watch Faces and Time lapse

Still Apple not allowing to create Watch faces to third party Developers. Therefore, Apple introduced two new Watch face option to Apple Watch users. The first option is users can grab images from Photos application to set Watch faces.

Another option is Apple default provided Time lapse faces. At this Time, lapse has short videos of few different cities around the world such as Hong Kong / London / Mark Lake / New York / Shanghai and Paris.

watch faces new

Time Travel

Apple added more functions for Digital Crown. Watch users can move Digital Crown back and forth to view past and previous status. So with this feature user can get information’s of Weather / Calendar Events / Date and time schedule from your Watch.

watch os time 2

Nightstand mode

While on charging users can use Watch face as horizontally and Digital crown converts to snooze button and side buttons will convert to alarm functions. When you want to see current time just click face or Digital crown.

watch nighstand new

Reply to emails

With previous WatchOS releases Apple included, email receives function and WatchOS 2 has an ability of email respond.

watch reply email new

Siri improvements

WatchOS brought more powers to Siri such as a specific workout / get transit directions or open any kind of glances. With WatchOS 2 Siri support to Face Time calling and HomeKit.

watch siri new

Music for Apple Watch

With WatchOS 2 beta 5 version first time Apple included Quick Play button to Apple watch for listen different type of songs from Apple Music. WatchOS 2 users can listen 27/7 radio from Betas 1 button.

watch music new

Activation lock

This is new security feature, and it was only available on iPhone / iPad and iPod Touch Devices and OS2 brought it to your Apple Watch Device. With this, Activation lock secure Apple watch with own Apple ID.

watch passcode new

 

Jailbreak for Apple WatchOS2

However, still Apple not included some valuable and most important applications to Apple Watch like custom watch faces / Web browsing / Games. So most probably Apple will not add those missing features from future OS updates.  Therefore, jailbreak is the only options to get those missing features to Watch.

Fortunately, we have some good jailbreak attempt over WatchOS 2. So with this attempt we will have jailbreak on WatchOS 2 very nearly.

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