watchOS 7.3 Release Candidate update now available to download for developers

Last week, Apple had released watchOS 7.3 beta 2 to the developers. After testing beta builds, today, Apple has finally knock-out the watchOS 7.3 release candidate update. Release Candidate is the new naming for Apple’s Golder Master builds, obviously, it bags all the features which will be available in the final update. Hopefully, Apple could release public build next week. Here’s everything you need to know about the watchOS 7.3 Release Candidate Update.

The latest update on Apple Watch slates 18S801 build number and weighs around 140MB size to download. The release candidate update can be freely available to download for the developers. And it is available for Apple Watch series 3 and newer models. One of the best things of watchOS 7.3 release candidate update is, it packs a flurry of new useful features, improvements, and bug fixes.

Talking about the changes, then the watchOS 7.3 RC update comes with a new watch face, named as Unity watch face, Time to Talk workout for Apple Fitness+ subscription users, ECP app and Irregular heart rhythm notifications support to more countries, along with a few bug fixes. Here you can check the complete changelog before downloading the update over-the-air to your Apple Watch.

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watchOS 7.3 Release Candidate Update – What’s New

watchOS 7.3 includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes, including:

  • Unity watch face inspired by the colors of the Pan-African Flag, the shapes change throughout the day as you move creating a face that’s unique to you
  • Time to Walk for Apple Fitness+ subscribers – an audio experience in the Workout app where guests share inspiring stories as you walk
  • ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 or later in Japan, Mayotte, Philippines, and Thailand
  • Irregular heart rhythm notifications in Japan, Mayotte, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand
  • Fix for an issue where Control Center and Notification Center may be unresponsive when Zoom is enabled

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:

Download watchOS 7.3 RC Update

  1. At first, you need to login to Apple Developer Program website.
  2. Then, head over to the downloads.
  3. Tap on watchOS 7.3 beta available under featured downloads. Then tap on the download button.
  4. Now install watchOS 7.3 beta profile on your iPhone, then authorize the profile by going to Settings > General > Profiles.
  5. Now restart your iPhone.

Here are some prerequisites, that you can check before installing it on your Apple Watch.

Here are some prerequisites, that you can check before installing it on your Apple Watch.


  • Make sure that your Apple Watch is charged to at least 50% and connected to the charger.
  • Make sure that your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Make sure that your iPhone is running on iOS 14.4 beta 2.

How to Install watchOS 7.3 Release Candidate Update

  1. At first, open 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.

Now the watchOS 7.3 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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