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

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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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Top Rated Comments

ck2875 Avatar
59 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.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NT1440 Avatar
59 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.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bbqthis Avatar
59 months ago
Packing for work today I heard a voice say "take your watch charger". I should not have ignored that prompting.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bbqthis Avatar
59 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chicagofan00 Avatar
59 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dino F Avatar
59 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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