watchOS 9.3 Problems, Issues, Bug Fixes, New Features & More

watchos 9.3 update

watchOS 9.3 update

Apple has released watchOS 9.3 update (20S648) for Apple Watch Series 4 and later! Here are all the new features, bug fixes, known issues as well as new problems!

watchOS 9.3 Issues

Check out new bugs and ongoing problems along with their workarounds, before you decide to update:

  • 1. Apple Watch battery draining fast issue continues? Reported by Cathy.
    Fix: Same issue was reported for watchOS 9.2. These are the suggested fixes!
  • 2. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

watchOS 9.3 Features

Looking to see what’s new in this version? There’s a single new feature highlighted in the release notes. Apple does mention of ‘other improvements’, which most likely are under-the-hood :
watchOS 9.3 release notes

  • 1. New Unity Mosaic watch face, that comes to match the new iOS 16.3 Unity wallpaper. Both honor Black history and culture during the Black History Month!
    new Unity Mosaic Watch Face
    Other changes reported by users are tracked here:

  • 2. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

watchOS 9.3 Bugs Fixed

The release notes mention bug fixes, but there isn’t a single one presented. Below you can find issues addressed by Apple and reported by readers:

  • 1. To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)
  • Security Fixes: Apple has also patched several vulnerabilities in this update. You can check them all in this support document.

watchOS 9.3 Update

This update is available, over-the-air, in the Watch app on the paired iPhone:
watchos 9.3 download

  • In the My Watch tab, go for General -> Software Update.
  • Tap Download and Install, provide your iPhone’s passcode and be patient until the new software is requested, downloaded, prepared, verified and installed!
  • Tip: Apple Watch has to be connected to its charger and battery level should be above 50% for the installation to start!

Have you installed watchOS 9.3 RC on Apple Watch? Help us cover all changes, improvements, issues as well as bug fixes! Use the comments section!

Related: Apple has also released iOS 16.3 & iPadOS 16.3 (20D47), macOS Ventura 13.2 (22D49), tvOS 16.3 (20K650) and HomePod 16.3.