Selling or trading in a used Apple Watch? The best way to protect personal data before handing over your old device is to factory reset. Following this procedure wipes the Apple Watch clean, leaving it set up with the default configuration found new in the box. Apple Watch data is largely backed up on iCloud and via the paired iPhone, so owners can transfer this information to a new watch.
Apple's watchOS 7 adds the ability for supported Apple Watch models to track sleep. You'll need to wear your Watch to bed to utilize the new Sleep app that monitors your motion to calculate your sleep time. Your Watch display will dim during your allocated bedtime so it does not wake you at night.
Apple watchOS 7 requires your iPhone to be running iOS 14 or later and is supported by these models:
- Apple Watch 2
- Apple Watch Series 3
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch Series 6
The new Watch OS was released on September 16, 2020.
WatchOS 5 officially launches on September 17, 2018.
WatchOS 5 includes new workouts, a redesigned user interface, walkie-talkie, advanced running features and many more improvements.
There's been a surge of Apple Watch news ever since this year's WWDC. Fans of Apple's wearable have a long list of things to be excited about. The biggest news is the upcoming launch of watchOS 5. Not only will watchOS gain a bevy of new features, but the Series 4 hardware promises a complete redesign. Let's dive into the highlights.