Since mid of May, Apple is testing the watchOS 7.6 on the Apple Watch. Last week, the company had released the fifth beta build of watchOS 7.6. Now as the testing reaches the final stage, Apple seeds the release candidate build of watchOS 7.6 for both developers and public beta testers. The latest update reaches the Apple Watch with new features, improvements, bug fixes, and also extends support for ECG and Irregular Heart Rhythm notification to more countries. Here you can check everything about watchOS 7.6 Release Candidate Update.
Before moving to the other details, here’s what Release Candidate update is, Release Candidate is the new naming for Apple’s Golder Master builds. Yes, the RC patch bags all the features which are going to come with the public update. And we can expect public rollout in the coming days.
The RC build of watchOS 7.6 bags 18U63 version number and measure around 190MB size for downloading. This patch is freely available for developers and public beta testers for sideloading. Obviously, this patch is available for Apple Watch series 3 or later. The watchOS 7.6 is the next big incremental update over the watchOS 7.5 released in May.
Now let’s talk about the changes, the release notes of the RC build features availability of ECG app and Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification extended to more countries (30 regions to be precise). You can move to this page to check complete list of countries. This time, the changelog doesn’t feature any big change this time, but we can expect it bring some improvements to the Apple Watch. Here you can check the release notes of watchOS 7.6 RC update.
watchOS 7.6 Release Candidate Update – Release Notes
watchOS 7.6 includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes:
- Support for the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 or later in 30 additional regions. For a list of available regions, visit: https://www.apple.com/watchos/feature-availability/
- Support for irregular heart rhythm notifications in 30 additional regions. For a list of available regions, visit: https://www.apple.com/watchos/feature-availability/
For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/HT201222
Download watchOS 7.6 Release Candidate Update
- At first, open Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
- Tap on My Watch.
- Then click on General > Software Update > Download and Install.
- Enter the password for confirmation.
- Tap on Agree to the terms and conditions.
- Once done, tap on install.
Now the watchOS 7.6 RC update will download and transfer to your Apple Watch. And after the completion of the installation process, your watch will restart. Once all done, you can start using your Apple Watch.
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