Apple has rolled out watchOS 8.4.1, which is a minor update to the operating system watchOS 8 that was released in September.
And here’s everything you need to know about it…
The most recent Apple Watch upgrade is now available. It's not like anyone saw it coming. It's true that watchOS 8.4 was just launched last week and seems to be working perfectly.
In addition to the intrigue, this short update, called watchOS 8.4.1, is explicitly intended for specific Watch models. Apple has been specific in its note, saying, "watchOS 8.4.1 comes with bug corrections for the Apple Watch Series 4 as well as later."
It's a more minor update than many (in various sizes, ranging from 70MB to up), which will be in line with Apple's specifications. It's also interesting that the only watch that can run watchOS 8, the Apple Watch Series 3, is not affected by this update.
In the same way, as beta testing is already underway on watchOS 8.5 along with iOS 15.4, It's like there was something missing in the previous release that didn't function or was ignored.
This watchOS 8.4.1 update works with the Apple Watch Series 4 and after and comes with unknown improvements. watchOS 8.4.1 is available at no cost through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by visiting "General > Software Update." Apple Watch An Apple Watch needs to have at least 50% battery power.
In the past, Apple released watchOS 8.4, which is the third major update for the operating system watchOS 8.
As per Apple's release notes, watchOS 8.4 fixes a glitch that can cause certain Apple Watch chargers to not perform as expected on the Apple Watch.
How do you download the update for watchOS?
- To upgrade your iPhone to iOS 15 or higher.
- Make sure you connect the iPhone to Wi-Fi, then launch the Watch application.
- Make sure that your Apple Watch is charged to 50% or more and attach it to the charger magnetically.
- Click on the "My Watch" tab.
- Click on "General."
- Click here for the software update.
- Click here to download and install.
- You must enter the iPhone passcode when asked.
- Click "Agree" to accept the terms and conditions.
- Click "Proceed" on your Apple Watch to begin the download.
- Input the passcode on the Apple Watch.
This watchOS update will download and be transferred onto the Apple Watch, and the Apple Watch will restart to install the update.
You can monitor the process through your Apple Watch screen, and after the update is completed, you'll be set.
Bug fixes and security
Apple does not provide specifics on what's new in security updates, but they do say that there are "no publicly available CVE entries."
It is essential to note the word "published." At present, at the very least, there are security fixes that Apple doesn't want to talk about.
Evidently, specific regions, particularly Malaysia, are reported to have issues with ECG readings, and it could be an attempt to address this.
Unfortunately, this isn't something that Apple has confirmed.
This is compatible with Series 4 compatibility, of course, since it was the initial watch equipped with these specs.
One of the most significant features that were added to watchOS 8.4 was the fix for an issue in which third-party chargers wouldn't be able to charge the Watch.
This wasn't the case for every brand, like the ones we tried performed flawlessly, but it was an annoying issue in the event that your charger suddenly stopped cooperating.
Evidently, this issue wasn't resolved for all users in watchOS 8.4. However, it appears that it could have caused a lower number of chargers than prior.
Last but not least, we'll mention Apple's new Watch face. The face isn't mentioned in Apple's notes, and watch faces are available as an over-the-air upgrade and don't require a software update.
Therefore, it's open to all Watch users. All you need is to own the Watch Series 4 and be up and running on watchOS 8.3 or later.
In conjunction with the release of the gorgeous New Black Unity Braided Solo Loop, a unique watch face was released, which looks lovely. It's a stunning design.
But unfortunately, the Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop are only available on the Apple Watch Series 4 and later.
If you own such an item, make sure to go through this watch face. It comes in full-screen as well as circular models, which have additional features.
The face comes with an option for hour marks that can only be seen when the illumination from minutes and hours markers falls onto the face. It's pretty cool.
And, that’s everything new with WatchOS 8.4.1
We advise all Apple Watch users to please update their devices ASAP to enjoy a seamless experience without being bothered by Bugs or software issues.