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iOS 8.2 Apple Watch companion app shown off

Apple released the iOS 8.2 software this week in order to prep iPhone users for the launch of the Apple Watch. However, early adopters have been unable to view the settings within the companion app until now.

Developer Hamza Sood (via AppleInsider) has unlocked the Apple Watch app showing the options that’ll be available to users and posted a host of screenshots on Twitter.

The app presents a dark theme with white text on a black background, differentiating it from the standard menus within the rest of iOS.

Under the My Watch menu, users will be able to control individual app settings, internal settings, app layout, notifications, glances, sounds, haptic and more using the iPhone, once the Apple Watch is strapped to their wrists.

The General settings menu shows the Apple Watch supports the Handoff tech, enabling users to switch tasks between the wearable and the iPhone.

There’s also the option to enable Wrist Detection, which will show wearers the time and the latest alerts when they lift their wrist.

Read more: Apple iOS 8.2 new features

The leaked screenshots also showcase the neat Cover to Mute option that’ll enable Apple Watch owners to quieten the device just by placing their hand over the display.

There are also details relating to syncing music playlists from iPhone to Apple Watch. According to the screenshots, the default maximum size for a playlist is 1GB although that can be expanded to 2GB according to Hamza Sood.

The Apple Watch goes on sale in the UK, the US and several other countries on April 10. The pricey smartwatch starts at $349/£299.

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