Apple Releases watchOS 6.2.1 With FaceTime Bug Fix

Apple today released watchOS 6.2.1, the seventh update to the watchOS 6 operating system that's designed to run on modern Apple Watch models. watchOS 6.2.1 comes two weeks after the release of watchOS 6.2, which brought a in-app purchases to the watchOS App Store.

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watchOS 6.2.1 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated ‌‌Apple Watch‌‌ app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. 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.

According to Apple's release notes, watchOS 6.2.1 fixes the FaceTime bug that prevented Apple Watches running watchOS 6.2 from participating in ‌FaceTime‌ audio calls with devices running iOS 9.3.6 and earlier or OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and earlier.

Apple yesterday released iOS 13.4.1 to fix the same bug, which prevented audio and video ‌FaceTime‌ calls with devices running earlier versions of iOS.

watchOS 6.2.1 may be one of the last updates to the watchOS 6 operating system as Apple transitions to working on watchOS 7, which will be previewed this June before launching in the fall.

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Joniz Avatar
55 months ago
Hopefully this fixes something without breaking anything.


What about macOS
Won’t run on a watch. Sorry.
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upandown Avatar
55 months ago
Is this update for Series 2? Update doesn't seem to be populating.
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brianld Avatar
55 months ago
Is this why I haven't been able to place a FaceTime video call on my watch? ;)
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nybear31 Avatar
55 months ago

Is this update for Series 2? Update doesn't seem to be populating.
Same here
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Delorean2006 Avatar
55 months ago
Hopefully this fixes my issues with my workouts where the activity minutes are not tracked right.
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LuvMacs Avatar
55 months ago

Hopefully this fixes my issues with my workouts where the activity minutes are not tracked right.
Good luck! I have spoken with senior technical support advisors on numerous occasions & shared information requested by the engineers. For some reason the  Watch episodically stops tracking the heart rate during exercise and as a consequence you do not get "credit" for that portion of your workout.
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