Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 3.1.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing watchOS 3.1, the first watchOS 3 update, and more than a month after releasing watchOS 3 to the public.

watchOS 3.1.1 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 3.1 requires an iPhone running iOS 10 to install.

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It is not yet known what new features might be included in the watchOS 3.1.1 update, but we'll update this post with any new discoveries. watchOS updates are often minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes and performance improvements.

watchOS 3 completely overhauls the interface on the Apple Watch, introducing a dedicated app dock, instant launch apps, new watch faces, and new complication options. There are new Activity sharing features, a "Breathe" app guides users through deep breathing sessions to cut down on stress, and an SOS feature can automatically call emergency service.

For more details on what's new in watchOS 3, make sure to check out our watchOS 3 roundup.

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Top Rated Comments

LordQ Avatar
65 months ago
What's the bet this will break the amazing battery life in 3.1
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dreamer2go Avatar
65 months ago
Thanks for the heads up. I do have an iPhone 6. Maybe I should look at a pebble. Too bad you can't downgrade back to 1.1 that way it be compatible again.
I think iOS 10.1 is way better than iOS 8.
Also, watchOS 3.1 is miles better than 1.1.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mart225 Avatar
65 months ago
Just installed the 3.1.1 and I noticed that Apple removed the lock toggle in the control center on the original Apple Watch. Why would they remove just the lock watch toggle? Is it still there on the Series 2?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rwilliams Avatar
65 months ago
What's the bet this will break the amazing battery life in 3.1
I'm scared to touch it right now for that very reason.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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