Apple Releases watchOS 2.2.1 Update for Apple Watch With Multiple Bug Fixes

Apple today released a new software update for the Apple Watch, upgrading watchOS 2 to version 2.2.1. The update comes nearly two months after the public release of watchOS 2.2, a major update to the watchOS 2 operating system that introduced multi-watch support for iPhone, Maps improvements, and other features. In testing since April 6, Apple seeded two betas of watchOS 2.2.1 to developers prior to releasing it to the public.

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The 2.2.1 update can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General –-> Software Update. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone.

watchOS 2.2.1 is a minor update, and during the beta testing period, no outward-facing changes or obvious bug fixes were discovered.

Since releasing watchOS 2 in September of 2015, Apple has provided Apple Watch owners with four updates in total, including watchOS 2.0.1, watchOS 2.1, watchOS 2.2, and today's watchOS 2.2.1 update.

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30 months ago




watchOS 2.2.1 is a minor update, and during the beta testing period, no outward-facing changes or obvious bug fixes were discovered. According to Apple's release notes, watchOS 2.2.1 fixes the following problems:

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Well then.
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30 months ago

Really?

That's crazy. I use my watch and wear all day from 6am to about 8pm and it's never died on me.

I think he meant because you can only update while charging.
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30 months ago
Packing for work today I heard a voice say "take your watch charger". I should not have ignored that prompting.
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30 months ago
Well, I just wish they could put the maps app back to what it was. I've deleted the glance, which violates Apple's own guidelines by looking identical and performing the same as the app and not being in any way time or context sensitive, and now it's really difficult to find the actual map. Plus that useful maps glance feature where it would automatically show the directions to the next calendar appointment has gone.

Other than that travesty, I haven't noticed any other bugs, so won't rush to install this.
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30 months ago

+3. This issue is getting really annoying and kind of defeating the purpose of even wearing the watch. Hopefully they've found the issue and fixed it in this update.


100% agree - this bug REALLY defeats the whole purpose of wearing the watch. Even my Pebble Time Steel (which I had before the Apple Watch) dismissed notifications 100% of the time. Apple Watch is only dismissing around 50-75% of notifications meaning that these have to be dismissed from the phone as well?!?!

SORT. THIS. MESS. OUT. APPLE.
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30 months ago

Does it fix the notifications not dismissing on the phone when they're dismissed on the watch?


I'd also like to know this as this bug is really starting to grate. It never happened prior to the last update, and was only happening AFTER the last update.


+3. This issue is getting really annoying and kind of defeating the purpose of even wearing the watch. Hopefully they've found the issue and fixed it in this update.
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30 months ago

Does it fix the notifications not dismissing on the phone when they're dismissed on the watch?


I'd also like to know this as this bug is really starting to grate. It never happened prior to the last update, and was only happening AFTER the last update.
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30 months ago

Really?

That's crazy. I use my watch and wear all day from 6am to about 8pm and it's never died on me.

I need it not because it died (I wear mine all night and I'm currently at 87%). I need the charger because of the update.
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30 months ago

Well, I just wish they could put the maps app back to what it was. I've deleted the glance, which violates Apple's own guidelines by looking identical and performing the same as the app and not being in any way time or context sensitive, and now it's really difficult to find the actual map. Plus that useful maps glance feature where it would automatically show the directions to the next calendar appointment has gone.

Other than that travesty, I haven't noticed any other bugs, so won't rush to install this.

I am so glad I am not the only one who misses the old glance. I know a lot of people complained about the original one because "who needs a glance to see where they are", but I consistently used it to see when I needed to leave for an appointment, because of the directions aspect you mentioned, and to start the directions. Now, I have to use the calendar glance to launch the calendar and then force touch to start the directions. Not the end of the world, but the old workflow was so much better.
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30 months ago

Packing for work today I heard a voice say "take your watch charger". I should not have ignored that prompting.


You should really get someone to diagnose those voices you're hearing.
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