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Apple’s Newest watchOS Update Fixes Bricking Issue

by Brandon Russell | November 5, 2018November 5, 2018 2:30 pm PST

Apple on Monday issued an update for the Apple Watch that introduces a series of new features, including over 70 emoji, full-screen color watch faces, and support for Group FaceTime (audio-only). More importantly, today’s update (watchOS 5.1.1) ensures that your device won’t brick.

Last week, Apple rolled out watchOS 5.1, and users immediately noted a serious issue: their watch had been bricked. The problem didn’t affect every Apple Watch user who updated, but it was bad enough that Apple had to pull the update.

Apparently, Apple has sent new units to Watch owners who were affected by last week’s update. If you avoided last week’s update, today’s software release shouldn’t have any issues.

Among some of the fixes included in watchOS 5.1.1, via MacRumors, is improved fall detection and improved Walkie-Talkie performance.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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