watchOS 7

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 3 years old!

watchOS 7
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watchOS 7 – General information

ReleasedSeptember 16, 2020
Original PriceFree
System RequirementsApple 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
DistributionTrough paired iPhone


VersionsBuildRelease Date
watchOS 7.018R382September 16, 2020
watchOS 7.0.118R395September 24, 2020
watchOS 7.0.218R402October 12, 2020
watchOS 7.0.318R410October 19, 2020
watchOS 7.118R590November 5, 2020
watchOS 7.218S564December 14, 2020
watchOS 7.318S801January 26, 2021
watchOS 7.3.118S811February 15, 2021
watchOS 7.3.218S821March 8, 2021
watchOS 7.3.318S830March 26, 2021
watchOS 7.418T195April 26, 2021
watchOS 7.4.118T201May 3, 2021
watchOS 7.518T567May 24, 2021
watchOS 7.618U63July 19, 2021
watchOS 7.6.118U70July 29, 2021
watchOS 7.6.218U80September 13, 2021

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