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Apple to release iOS 8.2 with Apple Watch support

Apple to release iOS 8.2 with Apple Watch support

During its “Spring Forward” event on Monday, the company announced upcoming availability for iOS 8.2, which will introduce support for Apple Watch.


Apple’s latest iOS update will launch later today with backend support for Apple Watch, and new apps for controlling the wearable’s software.

As shown onstage by CEO Tim Cook, the dedicated Apple Watch app is capable of syncing with the device, arranging its home screen, and more. The latest iOS software also comes with a variety of bug fixes.

The iOS App Store is gaining a new section highlighting apps compatible with the Apple Watch. Some noted examples include the astronomy aid Dark Sky, transit tool Citymapper, and the Nike+ Running fitness tracker.

Health App improvements
•Adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for body temperature, weight, height, distance, and blood glucose
•Improves stability when dealing with large amounts of data
•Includes the ability to add and visualize workout sessions from 3rd-party apps
•Addresses an issue that may have prevented users from adding a photo in Medical ID
•Fixes units for vitamins and minerals
•Fixes an issue where Health data wouldn’t refresh after changes data source order
•Fixes an issue where some graphics showed no data values
•Adds a privacy setting that enables turning off tracking of steps, distance, and flights climbed

Stability Enhancements
•Increases stability of Mail
•Improves stability of Flyover in Maps
•Improves stability of Music
•Improves VoiceOver reliability
•Improves connectivity with Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Bug Fixes
•Fixes an issue in Maps that prevented navigating to some favorite locations
•Addresses an issue where the last word in a quick reply message wasn’t autocorrected
•Fixes an issue where duplicate iTunes purchased content could prevent iCloud restore from completing
•Resolves an issue where some music or playlists didn’t sync from iTunes to the Music app
•Fixes an issue where deleted audiobooks sometimes remained on the device
•Resolves an issue that could prevent call audio from routing to car speakers while using Siri Eyes Free
•Fixes a Bluetooth calling issue where no audio is heard until the call is answered
•Fixes a timezone issue where Calendar events appear in GMT
•Addresses an issue that caused certain events in a custom reoccurring meeting to drop from Exchange calendar
•Fixes an certificate error that prevented configuring an Exchange account behind a third-party gateway
•Fixes an issue that could cause an organizer’s Exchange meeting notes to be overwritten
•Resolves an issue that prevented some Calendar events from automatically showing as “busy” after accepting an invite.

EDIT: IOS 8.2 is now available for download.

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