watchOS 10.4 goes public with a bunch of new features

The wait is finally over, Apple has released the watchOS 10.4 to the public. As expected the upgrade brings a slew of notable changes including the Color watch face getting new Spring 2024 watch face colors, an updated Snoopy watch face, new emojis support, enhanced security of messages, and many more. Read on to know everything new coming with watchOS 10.4.

Apple is seeding the new software upgrade with the 21T216 build number. The update comes with a size of around 750MB on my Apple Watch Series 7. If you want to install it on your watch, first you need to update your iPhone to iOS 17.4.

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Now moving to the list of changes, the update brings new animations and updates to the Snoopy watch face. Just a few days ago, Apple released a bunch of new cases and watch bands. To match these color schemes, the Color Watch face gets all-new Spring 2024 watch face colors.

With the recently released iOS 17.4 update, Apple adopted the Unicode 15.1 and Emoji 15.1 and added 118 new emojis to the collection. You’d be glad to know that watchOS 10.4 brings all these new emojis support to the Apple Watch. Apart from the new emojis, iMessage adopts the new PQ3 security standards.

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Additionally, the watchOS 10.4 release notes confirms some other changes including the ability to expand notifications using Double Tap, using Apple Pay with assistive touch now requires a passcode to grant the payments, addresses the false touch experience reported by some users, and also fixes the contact sync issue on the watch.

Here’s the complete watchOS 10.4 changelog.

  • Tap to Show Full Notification setting now allows you to double tap to expand the notification
  • Using Apple Pay with Confirm with AssistiveTouch will require a passcode for additional security and will not support double clicking the side button
  • Resolves an issue that causes some users to experience false touches on the display
  • Fixes an issue that prevents contacts from syncing to Apple Watch for some users

watchOS 10.4 update

If your iPhone or iPad is running on the latest version of iOS 17.4, then you can easily sideload the watchOS 10.4 on your Watch.

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap General > Software Update.
  3. Select the Download and Install option on the new update.
  4. That’s it.

Make sure that your Apple Watch is charged at least 50% and connected to a WiFi network. After installing the beta profile, open the Apple Watch app on your phone, head over to General > Software Update > Download and Install, then install the new software.

Now the watchOS 10.4 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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