watchOS 9 RC Issues, Bugs Fixed, Features & More

watchOS 9 RC

watchOS 9 RC

Apple has released watchOS 9 RC build number 20R361 right after the unveiling of the new Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra and Apple Watch SE. Check out the new features and find out what bugs and issues to expect.

watchOS 9 RC Features

watchOS 9 release notes
Changes found in this version, when compared to the previous beta are listed here:

  • To be updated!
  • Fact: For a list of all new watchOS 9 features please check the complete update log embedded nearby.

Update: watchOS 9 will be released to the public alongside iOS 16 on Monday, September 12.
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watchOS 9 RC Issues

New problems occurring after this update are listed below:

  • To be updated! (Report bugs in the comments please!)

watchOS 9 RC Bugs Fixed

Problems patched in this version are mentioned below:

  • To be updated!
  • Tip: For more details you can also check the watchOS 9 RC release notes.

watchOS 9 RC Update

The Release Candidate version is available, over-the-air, in the Watch app on your paired iPhone:
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  • In the My Watch section, go for Settings -> General -> Software Update.
  • Tap Download and Install, provide iPhone passcode and be patient until the update is requested, downloaded, prepared, verified and installed.
  • Tip: The watchOS 9 Beta Profile has to be installed on your Apple Watch, for the watchOS 9 RC to show up. If you need a step-by-step guide, please tap here.

    More: You also need the paired iPhone to be updated to an iOS 16 Public Beta version.

Have you updated to the iOS 16 Release Candidate version? What’s your feedback? Did you spot any changes when compared to the previous betas? What about issues fixed or new bugs? Use the comments and contribute to this article!

Related: Apple has also rolled out iOS 16 RC (20A362), tvOS 16 RC (20J373), iOS 15.7 RC (19H12), iPadOS 15.7 RC (19H12), macOS 12.6 RC (21G115).