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watchOS 4.3

Apple's watchOS 4.3 Brings iPhone Music Controls and More

Apple's Software
March 29, 2018

Apple’s watchOS 4.3 is now available to download by the general public.

In the companion Watch iPhone app, head to the My Watch tab and select General > Software Update. Your watch will need to be charged to more than 50 percent, on a charger, and connected to Wi-Fi.

Here are some notable changes in the software:

  • There is now a Nightstand Mode when charging a watch in landscape orientation.
  • Activity information is now available to view in the Siri watch face.
  • The Music app can control music playback on an iPhone.
  • A new charging animation.
  • A new animation when a watch is used to unlock a Mac.
  • An Apple Watch can be used to control volume and playback on a HomePod

The return of iPhone music controls on the watch is an especially nice addition.