watchOS 7.4 release date, compatibility and every new feature on your Apple Watch

You can now download the watchOS 7.4 update onto your Apple Watch, as Apple is rolling out the new smartwatch software to all its compatible devices (check our list below to see if your device is included).

We’ve detailed all the new watchOS 7.4 features below, along with those found in watchOS 7.3, 7.2, and 7.1, but it’s the main watchOS 7 update that was the latest major one.

WatchOS 7 was rolled out just after the launch of the Apple Watch 6 and Apple Watch SE, though you don’t need these new smartwatches to use the software – loads of people with older devices can make the most of the new operating system and all its cool features.

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