Apple Finally Releases New Apple Watch Update, watchOS 3.1.3

Apple today released watchOS 3.1.3, an update that follows the watchOS 3.1.1 update that was released on December 12 but pulled later that same day due to installation issues.

watchOS 3.1.3 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. An iPhone running iOS 10 or later is required to download the new software, but it is available for all Apple Watch models.

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No significant changes or feature additions were discovered in watchOS 3.1.3, but presumably, it fixes the 3.1.1 installation issues that were bricking some Apple Watch Series 2 models, allowing customers who did not get a chance to download 3.1.1 to finally get the bug fixes included in that update.

watchOS 3.1.1 included several bug fixes for Messages, notifications, Activity, Maps, Calendar, and more.

There was no watchOS 3.1.2 update, as Apple appears to have gone straight to watchOS 3.1.3.

Related Roundups: Apple Watch Series 2, watchOS 3
Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral)


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5 weeks ago
Series 0 is currently installing. I had zero issues with 3.1.1.
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5 weeks ago
Checking in. Series 2 42mm Sport. Fully booted, no issues with install.
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5 weeks ago
Update completed on my Series 0 42mm Sport. Fully booted, no issues with install.
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5 weeks ago
I hate this... I don't have a watch charger at work. Otherwise I'd install immediately and give progress reports for all the scared rabble around here :p
Rating: 5 Votes
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5 weeks ago

I still have no :apple: watch


Thanks for checking in anyway.
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5 weeks ago
I usually jump on the update train but this time I will also hold back. The Watch is in no way user recoverable... :)
Rating: 4 Votes
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5 weeks ago
"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice..."
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5 weeks ago

Series 0 is currently installing. I had zero issues with 3.1.1.


On a side note, 3.1.1 when first released was primarily affecting Series 2 owners. Reports from other forum members were stating the update was bricking the device due to the GPS function or some element with the GPS.

I rarely read any issues with First Gen Watch owners experiencing issues with 3.1.1 as Series 2 were experiencing.
Rating: 3 Votes
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5 weeks ago
Series 2 update went fine for me. But so did the last update that apparently bricked other people's watches.
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5 weeks ago
Alright. Who's going to be brave enough to test this today after the 3.1.1 bricking?
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