watchOS 4.3 beta 5 for Apple Watch developers now available

Apple has released watchOS 4.3 beta 5 for registered developers to test on Apple Watch. We’ll dig in to the new version and detail changes below.


  • ‘Apple Watch’ now ‘Speaker’ in Control Center AirPlay
  • iPhone Music control restored in Music app on Apple Watch, can AirPlay from iPhone to AirPlay speakers from Apple Watch control
  • New charging animation
  • Portrait orientation for Nightstand Mode (clearly for AirPower)
    • New animation when launching apps that need to load (hard to capture on Series 3!)
    • New alert style when unlocking Macs with Apple Watch

    See our hands-on video with the original below:

    Resolved Issues

    • The battery complication no longer reports remaining battery percentage in increments of 5. (36558500)
    • Resolved Issues

      • Weather will now report information for Greater China. (37331232)

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