watchOS 7

The difference is like day and night.

watchOS 7 changes everything. Now family members without an iPhone can use an Apple Watch. You can make the most of every waking moment with innovations for watch faces. And your watch works the night shift with the all‑new Sleep app.

Family Setup

With Family Setup, kids or older family members who don't have an iPhone can now experience Apple Watch.

One iPhone to rule them all

Family Setup lets you pair watches for your children and older family members to your iPhone.1 Each person can get a phone number, and you can manage each watch using the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

Features everyone will love

Call Mom, text Dad, stream music, ask Siri,download apps.

New Memoji app

Cowboy hat, eye patch, vampire teeth. Family members can customize a Memoji to be as fun as they want and share it as a sticker in Messages or make it their watch face.

Actively optimized for kids

Activity rings have been rethought for kids, tracking Move minutes instead of active calories. Running, walking, and cycling workouts also calculate metrics like distance and pace more accurately for kids.

You set the rules

You can approve contacts and downloaded apps. And you can schedule Schooltime mode to limit Apple Watch features, allowing a family member to focus.

Smart money

With Apple Cash Family, you can send money to your children for allowances, chores, or just because.2 It's easy to manage with parental controls.

Not just for kids

Calling and texting give independence and an easy way to stay in touch. Features like faces with large type and complications, fall detection, and Emergency SOS make Apple Watch great for older family members.3

Know more, hover less

Family members can share their location in the Find My app. Get alerts when older family members and kids get home or aren’t where they’re expected to be.

Fitness for all

Now you can customize all your Activity goals, including Stand hours and Exercise minutes, to a level that works for you. So no matter what age you are, you can feel the joy of closing your rings.

Watch Faces

Everything you do on Apple Watch starts with your watch face. With watchOS 7, watch faces are more customizable, powerful, and discoverable than ever.

New faces to make your own

From fun to functional, there is a wide variety of new watch faces to try. And there are more ways of customizing faces with colors and complications than ever before.

More from every app

One app can now offer many complications, so you can create the ultimate face for anything. If you’re a surfer, you can get the swell size, water temperature, and wind speed from a single app.

Powerful new complications

One tap to  Shortcuts, Sleep, Camera Remote, Moon Phase, World Clock

Face Sharing

Share faces you’ve created by texting, emailing, or posting a link online.

Find faces in the App Store

Whatever you’re into, the App Store editorial team has expertly curated faces in store for you.

Get faces online

Discover faces that reflect your interests on websites and social media. Add them to your watch.

Sleep App

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of your health, but also one of the least understood. Tracking is a good start, but the new Sleep app goes further. It helps you create a schedule and a bedtime routine so you can meet your sleep goals.

Sleep Mode

When you go to bed, your watch automatically turns on Do Not Disturb and keeps your screen from waking.

At bedtime

Put your


watch to


work before


you nod off.

Sleep chart

See a sleep analysis chart every morning showing how much you’ve slept in the past week.

Sleep tracking

Apple Watch uses its accelerometer to notice the subtle movements associated with breathing and differentiate between sleeping and waking states.

Alerts

Get bedtime reminders and more wake‑up sounds.

Wind Down

Wound up? Wind Down assists you in establishing a bedtime routine with shortcuts that help you relax, like opening a meditation app and dimming your lights.

Wake Up

Start your morning with a weather report and your battery level. If you get up before your alarm, you’ll be asked if you want to turn it off.

Charge and recharge

If your battery is below 30 percent near bedtime, you’ll get a reminder to charge. If you charge after waking up, you’ll get an iPhone notification when you’re at 100 percent.

Sleep in the Health app

On iPhone, you can manage your sleep schedule, view sleep trends over time, and see how consistently you’re meeting your sleep goals.

Fitness

Four new workouts give you an exercise partner with even more flexibility. And the Activity app on iPhone has been redesigned and renamed Fitness.

The joy of Dance

It’s a full-body workout that’s good for your heart, makes you stronger, and improves coordination. So dance like nobody’s watching, and get credit for it on your watch.

Fitness app

More in tune with the ways you move.

See all your data

View your Activity, Workouts, Awards, and Activity Trends data on a single page.

Compete and share

Looking for some healthy rivalry? See your Activity competitions and Activity Sharing information in one place.

Cycling in Maps

Your watch already taps you on the wrist when it’s time to turn, making it great for bike rides. Now Maps has directions just for cyclists.

Bike-friendly routes

Get rolling with maps that show elevation changes, bike lanes, and busy roads.

Route options

Choose the one that works for you: fastest, shortest, or
suggested.

Search along your route

If you need a pick-me-up or a pit stop, you can search for nearby places like cafés or bike shops and add them to your route.

Know what’s ahead

If your route requires getting off your bike, you’ll see instructions like “dismount and walk” or “take the stairs.”

Handwashing

Keeping your hands clean has never been more important. With watchOS 7, Apple Watch automatically detects when you begin washing and helps you keep going for the amount of time recommended by global health organizations.

Automatic detection

Using its motion sensors and microphone, Apple Watch automatically detects handwashing and starts a 20‑second timer.

20‑second recommendation

If your watch detects that you’ve stopped washing your hands early, it will encourage you to continue for the full 20 seconds.

Home reminder

Apple Watch can remind you to wash your hands when you get home.

Siri Updates

Siri is fundamental to the Apple Watch experience. You can do almost anything on your watch hands-free, just by asking. Now Siri can do even more, faster.

Siri translation

Now you can get spoken translations from Siri. It’s as simple as raising your wrist and asking “How do you say hello in Japanese?”

Translation languages

Siri on Apple Watch can translate into 10
languages.
Fantastique!, 棒极了!, Fantastisch!, !رائع, ¡Fantástico!, фантасти-ческий!, Fantastico!, 素晴らしい, Fantástico!

On-device dictation

Dictation is now processed on Apple Watch, making requests faster and more reliable.

Siri Shortcuts

Now you have a quicker way to run shortcuts you’ve created on your iPhone. You can even add them as complications on your watch face.

Hearing Health

To help protect your hearing, watchOS 6 introduced the Noise app. Now we’re giving you more ways to keep your hearing safe as well as more control over how you listen.

Safe weekly listening notification

Get notified and have your headphone volume reduced to a safe level when you reach the World Health Organization’s recommended safe weekly listening dose.

Weekly listening summary

See how long you’ve listened to high-decibel sounds each week in the Health app on iPhone.

Reduce Loud Sounds

Keep your hearing safe and sound by setting a max headphone volume.

watchOS 7 compatibility.

watchOS 7 requires iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14 or later and one of the following Apple Watch models:

  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch SE
  • Apple Watch Series 6

Not all features are available on all devices.

Find your Apple Watch model

Developers will love watchOS, too.