watchOS 10 update is out for compatible Apple Watches! Download Now!

Apple officially rolls out the milestone update, watchOS 10 to the public. As the name implies, the upgrade brings major changes to the watch operating system, including a brand-new interface for default apps, Smart Stack widgets, new watch faces, useful health features, and more.

watchOS 10 is a free upgrade, now available for all compatible Apple Watches. Here’s how you can update your Apple Watch to the new watchOS 10 update.

Apple is pushing the new software to eligible watches with a 21R356 build number. As it is a milestone upgrade, it requires more data compared to the incremental releases. watchOS 10 weighs around 1.2GB in size. Another thing to keep in mind is, you need to update your iPhone to iOS 17 to get watchOS 10 on your Apple Watch.

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watchOS 10 comes out with a big list of useful features and enhancements. Starting with the visual changes, then the update brings redesigned apps, including a new Weather app, Home, Heart Rate, Sleep, Maps, Messages, World Clock, Activity, and Stocks. The update also comes with two new watch faces, Palette and Snoopy (with over 100 different animations).

With watchOS 10, Apple Watch gets widgets, that you can access with a swipe up gesture from the home screen. If you want to access control center, you can do that by pressing side button. Apart from that the update comes with several health features, offline maps, namedrop, and more. Explore the complete list of changes here or release notes here.

How to Install watchOS 10 Update

If your Apple Watch is running on the watchOS 9.6.2, then you can easily update your Apple Watch to watchOS 10. Before heading over to the steps, make sure that your iPhone is running on the iOS 17.

  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.


  • Charge your Apple Watch to at least 50% and connected to the magnetic charger.
  • Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi for internet connection.
  • Make sure that your iPhone is running on iOS 17.

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 10.

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