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Apple Releases watchOS 10.4, tvOS 17.4

March 7, 2024

Two days after releasing iOS/iPadOS 17.4, Apple has just launched new Apple Watch and Apple TV software.

watchOS 10.4

watchOS 10.4

watchOS 10.4 offers a few new features along with bug fixes.

Here are the complete release notes:

watchOS 10.4 includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes, including:
– Tap to Show Full Notification setting now allows you to double tap to expand the notification
– Using Apple Pay with Confirm with AssistiveTouch will require a passcode for additional security and will not support double clicking the side button
– Resolves an issue that causes some users to experience false touches on the display
– Fixes an issue that prevents contacts from syncing to Apple Watch for some users

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The update can be downloaded now through the companion Watch app on your iPhone by heading to General > Software Update in the My Watch portion of the app. You can also go to Settings > General > Software Update on an Apple Watch.

Your watch needs to have more than 50 percent power and connected to a charger. Like most Apple Watch updates, it could take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to complete, so be patient.

It’s compatible with the Apple Watch Series 4 and later.

tvOS 17.4

tvOS 17.4

tvOS 17.4 doesn’t offer any new features but instead focuses on bug fixes and other improvements.

An update should automatically be downloaded to an Apple TV HD or Apple TV 4K.

If you haven’t already enabled automatic updates, you can download the software by heading to Settings > System > Software Updates > Update Software. Right next to the button to update software is the toggle switch to turn on automatic updates.