The nextupdate finally has a release date and its bringing two game-changing features to your Apple Watch. With WatchOS 7.4, the Apple Watch becomes the key to unlock your iPhone with FaceID, even if you're wearing a mask. It also brings AirPlay compatibility to Apple's so you can cast your workouts on even more screens.
Unlock with Apple Watch
With WatchOS 7.4 and on the iPhone (available to download next week) you'll be able to opt in to a feature on the iPhone that lets you .
To activate the feature, both the Apple Watch and the iPhone need to be running the latest version of their respective software and must be password-protected.
Toggle the feature on the iPhone under the Face ID and passcode option in the settings and make sure your Apple Watch is unlocked and on your wrist. You may be required to type in your password on the first try, but after this you should be able to swipe up to unlock the iPhone with Face ID.
The Watch will give you an alert and haptic feedback to let you know your iPhone has been unlocked.
Cast Fitness Plus on Airplay 2 devices
If you have an Apple Watch and you're trying out Apple TV.service, you'll now have more ways to work out. You can now cast the Apple Watch workout service on any device or TV with AirPlay 2. At launch, the service was only available to view on an iPhone, an iPad or a newer version of the
You'll still need to select a workout in the Fitness Plus app on your iPhone or iPad. Then either press the casting icon in the lower right hand corner of the screen or select screen mirroring in the quick settings section to cast to a device.
The Apple Watch will get many of the same features found in, including the and the option to change your default music. Apple also released updates for iPadOS and TVOS.