watchOS 7 is an operating system that was designed, developed by Apple in 2020, and was preinstalled on the new Apple Watches and as an update through the iPhone for the previous series. The system has been released on September 16, 2020, and gets the latest update (7.6.2) on September 13, 2021.
watchOS 7 features a Sleep Tracking for measuring sleep in a new way, has been added new alarm sounds and haptics, Wind Down mode, Reminders and Wake up screen, a Handwashing detection functionality with 20 seconds timer and a reminder to do handwash when arriving home, new Workouts in Activity app, new Cycling Directions in Maps app, Siri improvements and Translation support for 10 languages, Privacy changes, Family Setup for family members Apple Watches that do not have their own iPhone, Schooltime mode, upgraded Watch Faces and Watch Face Sharing, and many more.
This version of watchOS drops support for the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2. However, Apple Watch Series 3 gets limited support which means some features are not available on this watch.
watchOS 7.4 update has introduced an option to unlock iPhone with Apple Watch while wearing face masks.
Today watchOS 7 is 2 years old!
watchOS 7 – General information
|Released||September 16, 2020|
|System Requirements||Apple Watch Series 3|
Apple Watch Series 4
Apple Watch Series 5
Apple Watch Series 6
Apple Watch SE
iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus or later
iOS 14 or later
|Distribution||Trough paired iPhone|
|watchOS 7.0||18R382||September 16, 2020|
|watchOS 7.0.1||18R395||September 24, 2020|
|watchOS 7.0.2||18R402||October 12, 2020|
|watchOS 7.0.3||18R410||October 19, 2020|
|watchOS 7.1||18R590||November 5, 2020|
|watchOS 7.2||18S564||December 14, 2020|
|watchOS 7.3||18S801||January 26, 2021|
|watchOS 7.3.1||18S811||February 15, 2021|
|watchOS 7.3.2||18S821||March 8, 2021|
|watchOS 7.3.3||18S830||March 26, 2021|
|watchOS 7.4||18T195||April 26, 2021|
|watchOS 7.4.1||18T201||May 3, 2021|
|watchOS 7.5||18T567||May 24, 2021|
|watchOS 7.6||18U63||July 19, 2021|
|watchOS 7.6.1||18U70||July 29, 2021|
|watchOS 7.6.2||18U80||September 13, 2021|