Big watchOS 3 features you don’t know about


With watchOS 3, Apple is promising pretty new features -- and an end to that depressing lag.
watchOS 3 lands this fall!
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Apple Watch is getting its biggest update yet this fall. With watchOS 3, we can look forward to faster apps, better messaging and new watch faces. Apple previewed some of these things during its WWDC keynote Monday, but here are a bunch we didn’t get to see.

Face Gallery

The new Face Gallery for iPhone.
The new Face Gallery for iPhone.
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You can now browse all the Apple Watch faces available to you on your iPhone. This makes it easier to switch between your favorite faces, and to see all the different customization options available with each one — including color schemes and complications.

Apple Watch in Find My iPhone

Lost your Apple Watch? With watchOS 3, you’ll be able to locate it using Find My iPhone.

Deactivate screenshots

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Fed up with accidental Apple Watch screenshots appearing in your Photos library? You can now disable the feature if you never use it.

X-Large watch face

When you leave the house without your glasses, the new X-Large watch face will help you see the time.

New Modular complications

New complications for the Modular face.
New complications for the Modular face.
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There are now new complications to enjoy on the Modular watch face.

Lots more!

In addition to all these things, there are all the awesome features Apple showcased during its keynote, like deep-breathing exercises in the new Breathe app, new stock apps like Find My Friends and Reminders, and a new Activity watch face that’s available in analog, digital and chronograph options.

What’s more, Apple added a new Minnie Mouse face with support for various outfits, and if you tap on Minnie or Mickey while you have these faces set, they will tell you the time.

The watchOS 3 update will be free to all Apple Watch owners, and it officially rolls out this fall. A beta release is available now for app developers, but it’s not recommended for use on your primary Apple Watch.

Via: MacRumors