Along with every other operating system it owns, Apple updated watchOS to version 3.2 on Monday afternoon. The patch doesn't offer many new features, but those it does are well worth the update.

Theater Mode

Theater Mode is a new Do Not Disturb-style option for Apple Watch wearers: Enable it, and it silences your Apple Watch, leaving the screen off unless you intentionally tap the screen or press one of the watch's buttons. Here's how to enable and use it!

Third-party apps and Siri

The watchOS 3.2 update brings third-party app support for Siri to the Apple Watch: You can now use Apple's SiriKit functionality to send messages and payments, book rides, log workouts, make calls, or

New colors for watch faces

Apple Watch owners have a new set of color options for their watch faces with watchOS 3.2, with the latest additions matching Apple's new Sport and Woven Nylon Sports bands. The colors are:

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  • Pollen
  • Mist Blue
  • Azure
  • Camellia
  • Flamingo
  • Pebble

Additionally, those with a Apple Watch Nike+ received an additional batch of face colors, exclusive to this version of the watch. These colors are available for both the Digital and Analog faces:

  • Blue Orbit
  • Indigo
  • Violet Dust
  • Light Violet
  • Anthracite
  • Light Bone

For more on customizing your watch face, check out our how-to articles on the subject.

Auto Unlock: Click vs ding

As of the watchOS 3.2 update, you'll now hear a small click noise instead of a ding when you use Auto Unlock to wake your Mac. (It's reminiscent of Auto Unlock's third-party predecessor, Knock.)

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