Apple Releases First Beta Of watchOS 4.3 With Portrait Nightstand Mode And Restored iPhone Music Control From Apple Watch

Apple has released the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.3 update to developers, just two days after releasing watchOS 4.2.2, which is a mirror updates for bug fixes. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed, the new beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on your iPhone by going to General - Software update.

The watchOS 4.3 update brings support for Nightstand mode when in portrait orientation, it includes a new charging animation when placing the Apple Watch on the charger that's clearly for AirPower, and it adds Activity information to the Siri watch face.

Other changes also include return of a much-desired feature that allows music playing on the iPhone to be controlled using the Music app on the Apple Watch. As in prior versions of watchOS, the Music app could only be used for control music playing from the watch itself. The wearable device can now also connected to the speaker through AirPlay.

watchOS 4.3 features build version 15T5165e. The update comes in at 341MB. Aside from releasing watchOS 4.3 beta 1, Apple has also seeded iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3 public beta 1. All these updates will be released to the public in the Spring.

Via MacRumors And 9to5Mac, Image Credit iDownloadBlog

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