First Apple Watch OS Update Is Here

Posted: May 19 2015, 1:24pm CDT | by , Updated: May 19 2015, 1:46pm CDT , in Apple


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First Apple Watch OS Update is Here

Apple released the first Apple Watch OS update. Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 is available for download now.

Apple has released today the first software update for the Apple Watch with Apple Watch OS 1.0.1. The first Apple Watch update brings performance improvements and bug fixes including in Siri, stand activity, calorie calculations, distance and pace measurements, accessibility and third party app support.

Apple also added new language support and new Emoji display support.

There are also improvement in security areas. The Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 enhances the Certificate Trust Policy, protecting FontParser from malware, and other developer libraries have been improved to avoid hacking.

There have been several complaints about performance and app load time. Apple has possibly addressed those version 1 issues with Apple Watch OS 1.0.1.

This first Apple Watch update is not including the Apple Watch features that leaked yesterday including Find My Apple Watch and Smart Leash.

Apple Watch OS 1.0.1

How to Download and Install the Apple Watch Update?

1) Launch Apple Watch App on iPhone
2) Go to General
3) Click on Software Update
4) Apple Watch needs to have 50% Battery Power and needs and needs to be in range

The download takes a couple of minutes. The transfer of the install files onto the Apple Watch is very quick. The longest part is the restart of the Apple Watch that installs the update. This takes over 10 minutes.

OS 1.0.1

Updating the Apple Watch is kind of a new process as it works via the iPhone and not through iTunes or directly from the device. The iPhone is the tool to manage the software upgrades for Apple's Smartwatch.

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