Apple WatchOS 2 With Third-Party Apps Support Now Rolling Out Globally

Apple WatchOS 2 With Facebook Messenger

Apple has started rolling out WatchOS 2, a new major update for its Apple Watch globally. The update which ought to have arrived on September 16 when Apple released its new products was delayed due to a bug detected at the very last minute of its setting out. The WatchOS 2 is a revamped version of WatchOS, it comes with additional features, settings, new watch faces, and native support for third-party apps.

Native support for third-party apps means users can now install and use applications developed from third-party clients such as Facebook Messenger, Twitter, News app, and more, thanks to new tools provided for developers that give them thorough access to hardware and sensors within the watch.

Other features on Apple WatchOS 2 are listed below.

  • Siri Improvements
  • Nightstand Mode (make watch usable as bedside alarm clock)
  • New watch faces
  • Time-lapse video of Hong Kong, London, New York, Mack Lake
  • Nine new colors to further customize watch faces
  • New multicolor Modular face
  • Third-party applications supports
  • Support for Face Time audio calling and email replying
  • Activity and workout improvements
  • On-demand weekly activity
  • Apple Pay and Wallet improvements
  • Maps improvements
  • Friends and Digital Touch improvements
  • Music improvements
  • Support for Photo, Photo Album and Live Photo
  • Support for Homekit (let users control supported device in their home using Siri)
  • Make/receive calls via Facetime audio
  • Wifi-calling now supported without iPhone within range
  • Improved security with activation lock
  • New language supports (Finnish, Indonesian, Polish and Norwegian)

To upgrade Apple Watch with WatchOS 2, simply go to My Watch -> General and tap on Software Update.

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