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Apple Releases watchOS 3.2 With Theater Mode and SiriKit

March 27, 2017

After many betas, the latest update is finally out with some highly anticipated features. The most talked-about new feature in watchOS 3.2 is probably Theater Mode, which will allow you to move your wrist about freely in a theater without worrying about disturbing your fellow theater goers. It’s easily accessible in the Control Center by swiping up while on any watch face and tapping the Theater Mode button.

AppAdvice’s Brent Dirks explains:

To update your watch with the latest software, open up the Apple Watch app on the iPhone and head to the My Watch tab. Select General, and then choose Software Update. Then follow the on-screen instructions.

Just to note, your watch needs to be connected to a charger and have more than 50 percent battery life remaining.

The watch software sports two major new features – Theater Mode and SiriKit.

With Theater Mode, users can mute the sound on their watch and disable waking the screen when they raise their wrist. They’ll still be able to receive notifications with haptics. Those can be viewed by tapping the screen or pressing the Digital Crown.

SiriKit will allow users to accomplish tasks like book a ride, send a message, make a payment, or make other requests to an app. The functionality arrived on the iPhone and iPad in iOS 10.

Of course, iOS 10.3 and tvOS 10.2 were also released today, which you can read more about in Brent’s article on our sister site AppAdvice.