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Apple finally releases watchOS 8 update for Apple Watch

The big update is here, yes, I am talking about the next-iteration of watchOS – watchOS 8 stable update. Apple has just released the watchOS 8 major upgrade for compatible models of Apple Watch. And the best part is, the newest software bags a plenty of useful features, changes, and improvements for the Apple Watch. Read along to know more about watchOS 8 update.

Apple seeds the new software to Apple Watch with 19R346 build number and weighs a whopping 1.2GB in size of download. All Apple Watch models running on watchOS 7 can receive the new update over-the-air. If you own any Apple Watch mentioned below, then you can easily install the newest version of watchOS:

  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • the new Apple Watch Series 6
  • the more affordable Apple Watch SE

In terms of changes, then the watchOS 8 is coming with features like Portrait Mode Watch face, Focus Mode with minimal distractions, Breathe app gets a revamp in the form of Mindfulness with new capabilities, sleeping respiratory rate in Sleep, Fall detection for workouts, assistive touch, GIF support, and more. Apart from that, we can expect overall system improvements.

Let’s move to the steps on how to download and install watchOS 8 update.

How to install watchOS 8 update

Apple Watch owners can now upgrade their watch to the newest software version and access the above-mentioned new features. For installing watchOS 8 update on Apple Watch, users first need to update their iPhone to the latest iOS 15 update. If your iPhone is running on iOS 15, then you can follow below steps and update your Apple Watch to watchOS 8 stable update.


  • Charge your Apple Watch to at least 50% and connected to the charger.
  • Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi for internet connection.
  • Make sure that your iPhone is running on iOS 15.

Now let’s take a look at how you can install watchOS 8 stable on your Apple Watch.

  1. At first, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on My Watch.
  3. Then click on General > Software Update > Download and Install.
  4. Enter the password for confirmation.
  5. Tap on Agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Once done, tap on install.

Once you tap the install button, it will download and install the newest update on your Apple Watch. Once the installation process is completed, the watch will automatically reboot to the latest watchOS 8 update.

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By Haneet Singh

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