Feb 21, 2018

Apple Releases Third Beta Of watchOS 4.3 With More Accurately Battery Life Reports And New Animation When Launching Apps

Apple today released the third beta of watchOS 4.3 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second beta. To download the watchOS beta, you need go to dedicated Watch app on the iPhone and then 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.

Image Credit Mashable
As far as changes in beta 3 goes, Apple said in release notes that the battery complication "no longer reports remaining battery percentage in increments of 5", in other words, it will be more accurately reports battery life. It also introduces a new animation when launching apps that need to load.

Another welcome feature is the return of a much-desired function that allow music playing on the iPhone to be controlled using the Music app on the Apple Watch. In prior versions of watchOS, the Music app could only be used for control music playing from the watch itself.

Along with the new watchOS beta update, Apple also seeded third public beta of iOS 11.3, macOS 10.13.4, and tvOS 11.3 to public beta testers. The company is expected to release these update with their March products event next month,

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