Apple posts watch OS 7.4 with new features, improvements, and bug fixes

Apple has posted watchOS 7.4, which can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50% battery, needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌‌‌‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌‌‌‌.

Here are Apple’s release notes for the upgrade:

watchOS 7.4 includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes, including:

– Ability to unlock your ‌iPhone‌ X and later with Apple Watch when you attempt to use Face ID while wearing a face mask

– Option to classify Bluetooth device type in Settings for correct identification of headphones for audio notifications

– Ability to stream audio and video content from Apple Fitness+ workouts to ‌AirPlay‌ 2-enabled TVs and devices

– Support for the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 or later in Australia and Vietnam

– Support for irregular heart rhythm notifications in Australia and Vietnam

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