Focusing on refinements this year, watchOS 8 has a redesigned Breathe app called mindfulness, a Portrait Mode watch face, and more fitness workouts that you can attempt on your Apple Watch.
However, you must also have a compatible Apple Watch Series 3 and above, including the Apple Watch SE. As your iPhone is required in order to set up an Apple Watch, make sure that it's running iOS 15, otherwise the update won't show in the Watch app.
Below, we'll break down the simple steps on how to download watchOS 8.
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How to install watchOS 8
On your iPhone running iOS 15, head to the Watch app and tap the My Watch tab. Then navigate to General > Software Update and tap Install. That's it – your Apple Watch should begin to download and install the watchOS 8 and its new features. Enjoy!
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