Apple is launching the watchOS 8.4.1 update for Apple Watch users, weeks after the company released the watchOS 8.4. According to the company, the latest update is only available for Apple Watch Series 4 and new smartwatches. Apple’s website states that watchOS 8.4.1 does not include security features but has bugs for these Apple Watch modes. The company previously released significant security fixes and bug fixes as part of iOS 8.4, which came out alongside iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 on January 26th.
WatchOS 8.4.1: What’s new?
The Cupertino tech giant launched the release of watchOS 8.4.1 for Apple Watch Series 4 and new smartwatches on February 1 with build number 19S550. It has a size of 71.6MB, the update has a bug fix for the faulty Apple Watch mode, but the company did not say which bugs were fixed in this updated version. Users will want to make sure that their Apple Watch charge is 50 percent and in the amount of that their iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi to install watchOS 8.4.1.
Apple released watchOS 8.4.1 a few days after the release of watchOS 8.4 on January 26th. With the release of watchOS 8.4, Apple has resolved a case that prevented other third-party chargers from working with Apple Watch models. The previous update included security issues with the Apple Watch Series 3 and newer models, including ColorSync, Crash Reporter, iCloud, WebKit, WebKit backup, and watchOS kernel.
Meanwhile, Apple has also tested the latest watchOS 8.5 betas, which is rated up to iOS 15.4 beta. While the iPhone 12 and newer smartphones are said to be able to use Face ID with a mask on (without Apple Watch) with an iOS 15.4 update, the watchOS 8.5 seems to have many features, according to a 9to5Mac report.