watchOS 11 Finally Lets Users Change Their Apple Watch Ringtone The upcoming watchOS 11 update introduces several new features, including the long-awaited ability to change the Apple Watch ringtone.

With watchOS 11, Apple Watch users will enjoy a variety of enhancements, such as improved health and fitness features, Live Activities, a new Translate app, and additional watch faces.

Among these updates, a particularly exciting feature is the new ability to change the default ringtone, which was not highlighted during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024 announcement.

Since its inception, the Apple Watch has allowed users to make and answer calls from their iPhones, but it has always been limited to Apple’s default ringtone.

The introduction of the Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular version brought a new ringtone, but users still lacked the flexibility to customize it.

watchOS 11 addresses this limitation, offering eight different ringtones:

  • Pebbles (Cellular ringtone)
  • Focus
  • Jingle (original ringtone)
  • Nighthawk
  • Transmit
  • Twirl
  • Windup
  • Wonder

In addition to ringtones, users can now customize notification sounds for text messages, emails, calendar alerts, reminders, and other notifications. The available notification sounds include:

  • Resonate
  • Brilliant
  • Cheer
  • Flutter
  • Globe
  • Moment
  • Scoop
  • Timekeeper
  • Tinker

While users still can’t set specific ringtones for individual contacts or use ringtones from the iTunes Store, this new feature marks a significant improvement in personalization options for the Apple Watch.

watchOS 11 will be released to the public this fall. A developer beta is currently available, with a public beta expected next month. The update will support Apple Watch Series 6 and later models.

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