A week after the company released watchOS 8.4, Apple is rolling out the watchOS 8.4.1 update for Apple Watch users. According to the company, the latest update will be available only for the Apple Watch Series 4 and the new smartwatch. Apple’s website reveals that watchOS 8.4.1 does not include security fixes, but does include bug fixes for these Apple Watch models. The company previously released important security and bug fixes as part of watchOS 8.4 which was rolled out with iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 on January 26.
watchOS 8.4.1: What’s New?
The Cupertino tech giant began rolling out watchOS 8.4.1 for the Apple Watch Series 4 and new smartwatch with build number 19S550 on February 1. With a size of 71.6MB, the update includes bug fixes for the affected Apple Watch models, but the company hasn’t specified which bugs have been fixed. of change for this update. To install watchOS 8.4.1 users will need to make sure their Apple Watch is at least 50 percent charged and connected to Wi-Fi in range of their iPhone.
Apple has rolled out watchOS 8.4.1, just days after releasing watchOS 8.4 on January 26 watchOS 8.4 update, Apple fixed an issue that prevented some third-party chargers from working with Apple Watch models. Previous updates also included fixes for security issues on the Apple Watch Series 3 and newer models, including ColorSync, Crash Reporter, iCloud, WebKit, WebKit Storage, and the watchOS kernel.
Meanwhile, Apple is also testing the latest watchOS 8.5 beta, which is supposed to come alongside iOS 15.4 beta. While the iPhone 12 and newer smartphones will reportedly gain the ability to use Face ID with a mask (without the Apple Watch) with the iOS 15.4 update, there are no notable features in watchOS 8.5, according to a report good by 9to5Mac.