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watchOS 8.3 brings Apple Music Voice Plan and App Privacy Report support

New watchOS let you use Apple Music Voice plan

Apple has began the rollout of watchOS 8.3, bringing support for the new Apple Music Voice Plan and App Privacy Report, both made publicly available with the release of iOS 15.2.

watchOS 8.3 adds support for the voice-only Apple Music Voice Plan, a new subscription tier that gives you access to all songs, playlists, and stations in Apple Music using Siri.

The Voice Plan tier cuts the subscription price in half — down to £4.99, per month — but it can only be controlled by talking to Siri, not manually through the Apple Music app.

watchOS 8.3 also brings support for App Privacy Report, which shows users how often applications have accessed certain features on their iPhone over the past seven days – such as its location, camera, microphone, photos, etc.

This report is intended to help users control who has access to their data. If you’ve ever looked at your weekly Screen Time reports, the App Privacy Report is similarly organized — but instead of telling you how much time you’ve spent in different apps, the report shows what data and sensors each app can access, network activity for those apps and other privacy-related data.

watchOS 8.3 can be downloaded for free through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to “General” -> “Software Update.” The Apple Watch needs to have at least 50% battery charge, needs to be on a charger, and needs to be in the range of the ‌‌iPhone‌‌.