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iOS 8.2 now available with Apple Watch support – Here’s the full list of changes

by Todd Haselton | March 9, 2015March 9, 2015 12:08 pm PDT

Apple on Monday promised during its Apple Watch event to roll out a new iOS software update that will support its new wearable. It made good on that promise just now by releasing iOS 8.2, which includes support for the Apple Watch. It also includes support for Apple Watch achievements, the ability to change the distance, your body temp, height, weight and blood glucose in Apple Health and more.

Additionally, Apple said iOS 8.2 includes stability enhancements for Mail, Flyover in Maps, Music, VoiceOver reliability and fixes issues related to Bluetooth calls, calendar timzone problems and more. Here’s the full changelog:
This release introduces support for Apple Watch, and also includes improvements to the Health app, increased stability and bug fixes.
Apple Watch support
New Apple Watch app to pair and sync with iPhone, and to customize watch settings
New Activity app for viewing fitness data and achievements from Apple Watch; appears when Apple Watch is paired
Available on iPhone 5 and later
Health app improvements
Adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for distance, body temperature, height, weight and blood glucose
Improves stability when dealing with large amounts of data
Includes the ability to add and visualize workout sessions from 3rd-party apps
Addresses an issue that may have prevented users from adding a photo in Medical ID
Fixes units for vitamins and minerals
Fixes an issue where Health data wouldn’t refresh after changing data source order
Fixes an issue where some graphs showed no data values
Adds a privacy setting that enables turning off tracking of steps, distance and flights climbed
Stability enhancements
Increases stability of Mail
Improves stability of Flyover in Maps
Improves stability of Music
Improves VoiceOver reliability
Improves connectivity with Made for iPhone Hearing Aids
Bug fixes
Fixes an issue in Maps that prevented navigating to some favorite locations
Addresses an issue where the last word in a quick reply message wasn’t autocorrected
Fixes an issue where duplicate iTunes purchased content could prevent iCloud restore from completing
Resolves an issue where some music or playlists didn’t sync from iTunes to the Music app
Fixes an issue where deleted audiobooks sometimes remained on device
Resolves an issue that could prevent call audio from routing to car speakers while using Siri Eyes Free
Fixes a Bluetooth calling issue where no audio is heard until the call is answered
Fixes a timezone issue where Calendar events appear in GMT
Addresses an issue that caused certain events in a custom recurring meeting to drop from an Exchange calendar
Fixes a certificate error that prevented configuring an Exchange account behind a third-party gateway
Fixes an issue that could cause an organizer’s Exchange meeting notes to be overwritten
Resolves an issue that prevented some Calendar events from automatically showing as ‘Busy’ after accepting an invite


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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