watchOS 3.2 with Theater Mode, Siri in apps & more now available for Apple Watch

Shortly following the public release of iOS 10.3 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch today, Apple also released watchOS 3.2 (build 14V249) for Apple Watch with Theater Mode and Siri in apps. The software update can be deployed via the companion Watch app on your paired iPhone with iOS 10.3 via My Watch → General → Software Update.

Your Apple Watch must be connected to its charger and have at least fifty percent charge to install the update.

TUTORIAL: How to install software updates for your Apple Watch

What’s new in watchOS 3.2?

watchOS 3.2 makes Siri available in your favorite wrist apps.

Like with iOS 10, only certain types of apps are currently supported. For instance, you can ask Siri on your Apple Watch to send a message, make a payment, book a ride, start a workout, call a contact or search photos in compatible apps.

It also brings Theater Mode to Apple Watch via a new toggle in Control Center. With this mode enabled, features like Raise to Wake and audible alerts get disabled or muted temporarily while still keeping system haptics on.

According to Apple:

Theater Mode lets users quickly mute the sound on their Apple Watch and avoid waking the screen on wrist raise. Users still receive notifications (including haptics) while in Theater Mode, which they can view by tapping the screen or pressing the Digital Crown.

Be sure to read our full coverage of Theater Mode in watchOS 3.2.

Video hands-on: Theater Mode in watchOS 3.2

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watchOS 3.2 changelog

Apple’s changelog lists the following features and improvements:

  • Siri now works with apps from App Store to start workouts, send messages, make payments, book rides and more.
  • Theater Mode settings turns on silent mode and keeps the screen dark until you tap it, even when you raise your wrist.
  • Scribble is now available in French, Spanish and Italian.
  • Music playlist sync progress is now displayed in the Apple Watch app on iPhone

How do you like watchOS 3.2 so far?