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watchOS 4.3 beta 5

Moving Closer to Release, watchOS 4.3 Beta 5 Arrives for Developers

Apple's Software
March 12, 2018

After seeding the fifth beta versions of iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3, Apple has followed up with watchOS 4.3 beta 5 for registered developers.

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.

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

Users should expect the final version of the software to arrive sometime this spring.