watchOS 5: Manual Wi-Fi selection coming soon

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If you’ve been using an Apple Watch for a while, knows that Apple does not give any options for the WLAN. The smartwatch always uses the same network of the paired iPhone. A deactivation of the WLAN is only possible in the context of the flight mode.

This could change with watchOS 5, however. Apple has now added new Wi-Fi options to its settings app, according to early beta testers. Thus, on the one hand, the WLAN can be completely deactivated via a slider, while on the other hand a manual selection of the available WLAN networks is possible.

If it is an unknown network, then the user is prompted to enter the Wi-Fi password. This is done via the scribble function, which allows the drawing of letters and numbers. The Digital Crown should be able to select uppercase and lowercase letters as well as special characters. After entering a button will appear to connect to the network.

At this point we would like to point out, however, that the first Apple Watch does not support watchOS 5. watchOS 5 will be available only for the Apple Watch Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3 (and the new generation) as of fall 2018. Currently, it is also unconfirmed whether the Apple Watch Series 1 will feature the feature or not.

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