Apple has released the watchOS 7.6 RC version to all regular users, following a few weeks of testing.
Developers can get new beta builds through the Apple Developer Center or as an over-the-air update for gear that is currently running older beta builds. The Apple Beta Software Program website normally has a public beta version of the releases available shortly after the developer counterparts.
What does the update include?
The most recent update brings new features, improvements, and bug fixes to the Apple Watch, as well as expanding support for ECG and Irregular Heart Rhythm notification to more countries. You can find all you need to know about the watchOS 7.6 Release Candidate Update right here.
Bug fixes and ECG support have been added to this version. 18U63 is the build version of watchOS 7.6 RC.
WatchOS 7.6 RC adds support for the ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications on Apple Watch Series 4 and later in 30 new territories, according to Apple’s release notes.
This update joins iOS 14.7 RC, iPadOS 14.7, HomePod Software 14.7, tvOS 14.7, and macOS Big Sur 11.5 as part of the iOS 14.7 family. Apple also unveiled the new MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 series, as well as two new AirTag keychain colours.
How to download the update?
Developers must get the appropriate configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center in order to instal the watchOS 7.6 beta. The watchOS beta may be downloaded using the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by navigating to General > Software Update after the profile has been set up.
To upgrade to the new software, the Apple Watch must have at least 50% battery life, be charged, and be within range of the iPhone.
WatchOS 7.6 RC is also available over the air, and you can obtain it right away by following the steps below:
- On your iPhone, open the Watch app.
- To update your software, go to General > Software Update.
- Select Download and Install from the menu.
- Start by launching the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
- My Watch may be found. Tap it.
- Go through General > Software Update > Download and Install from the drop-down menu.
- To confirm, enter the password.
- Accept the terms and conditions by selecting Agree.
- After that, press the install button.
The watchOS 7.6 RC update is now available for download and installation on your Apple Watch. Your watch will restart after the installation process is done. You can now easily have better access to your watch, you can start using it.
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What exactly is RC?
RC versions of Apple software updates are usually the final test versions prior they are publicly open for general distribution. The final versions of watchOS 7.6 are expected to come within a few days of the RC seeding. The betas didn’t appear to disclose any innovative features or big modifications throughout development, making them look to be more of a stability and maintenance release. Apple is also beta-testing tvOS 15 and watchOS 8, which will be released in the fall.
Precautions, read this before you go ahead.
Users should not install the betas on “mission-critical” or principal devices because there’s a chance of data loss or other problems. Instead, testers should install betas on secondary or non-essential devices and double-check that crucial data is backed up before updating.