Apple Releases watchOS 6.1.3 Update With Heart Rhythm Notification Bug Fix

Apple today released watchOS 6.1.3, the fifth update to the watchOS 6 operating system designed to run on modern Apple Watch models. watchOS 6.1.3 comes three weeks after the release of watchOS 6.1.2.

watchOS 6.1.3 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update.

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To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌iPhone‌.

The watchOS 6.1.3 update includes important bug fixes, addressing an issue that could prevent the irregular heart rhythm notification feature from working properly for Apple Watch owners in Iceland.

Apple has also released watchOS 5.3.5 for Apple Watch models not able to run watchOS 6 due to the use of an older ‌iPhone‌.

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Top Rated Comments

thadoggfather Avatar
15 months ago


The watchOS 6.1.3 update includes important bug fixes, addressing an issue that could prevent the irregular heart rhythm notification feature from working properly for Apple Watch owners in Iceland.

Strangely specific geographical bug
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JVNPhoto Avatar
15 months ago
Acknowledgement Apple has Icelandic users - wow! Now if only they would give us Apple Music, iTunes Store, Apple TV+, Books, iCloud Music Library, Movie Rentals, iTunes Match and every other feature everyone else seems to have ?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Toratek Avatar
15 months ago
So.... an update for Bjork?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mick-Mac Avatar
15 months ago
I'm still pining for custom watch faces. So exasperating - why can't we have that?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hodar1 Avatar
15 months ago
My cellular plan has "unlimited Data", and as these iOS updates are not horrendously large - I wish we could opt out of the manditory Wi-Fi download requirement.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Northern Man Avatar
15 months ago

ummm, where did you get that? I responded that you can opt out of automatic updates on both Apple Watch and iPhone. quotes from the posts: " I wish we could opt out" and "You cannot even opt out when updating your phone". So yah, you can opt out, pretty easily.

Update using only your mobile data? I have never even tried, so while I would assume so, I have no idea. I don't have unlimited on my mobile, so I use wifi for all updates.

oops, my bad. Now I see what you said. Never mind!
Never mind?? Perhaps an apology for you saying "Do you really know what you are talking about?" is in order?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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