Latest Build of WatchOS Fixes LTE Connectivity Problem
Apple today made watchOS 4.0.1 available to the Apple Watch Series 3. According to the release notes, the minor update targets a bug that prevented Watch Series 3 wearables from properly connecting to WiFi networks, which in turn prevented LTE connectivity. "watchOS 4.0.1 fixes issues that, in rare cases, were causing Apple Watch to join unauthenticated (captive) WiFi networks, such as those found in public places like coffee shops and hotels, which direct the user to a webpage before the network can be accessed," explained Apple. Today’s update should resolve the issue. WatchOS 4.0.1 is free to download over the air.
Apple 'Investigating Fix' for Faulty Watch 3 LTE Performance
Apple today admitted that its new cellular-connected smartwatch has a problem. Early reviewers of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE complained of intermittent or non-existent data connections when away from their iPhone.
Apple Releases WatchOS 4.0 for the Apple Watch
Apple today made watchOS 4.0 available to the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 wearables. The platform prioritizes the heart rate monitor.
Apple Halts WatchOS 3.1.1 After Reports of Bricking
Apple has ceased pushing the watchOS 3.1.1 update to users after reports surfaced of the software rendering some Apple Watch Series 2 devices unusable. "A very small number of Apple Watch customers experienced an issue while installing watchOS 3.1.1, so as a precaution we've pulled back the software update," explained Apple.
Apple WatchOS 3.0 Focuses On Speed Improvements
Apple today announced WatchOS 3.0, a forthcoming update to its wearable platform that will provide speed and usability improvements throughout. Chiefly, Apple says WatchOS 3.0 will allow apps to launch instantly.
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