Apple Releases watchOS 7.3.3 With Security Updates

Apple today released watchOS 7.3.3, a minor update to the watchOS 7 operating system that was released in September. watchOS 7.3.3 comes three weeks after the release of watchOS 7.3.2, another minor update.

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‌‌The watchOS 7.3.3 update‌‌ 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, the software provides an important security fixes and should be installed by all users. A security support document says that the watchOS 7.3.3 update addresses a vulnerability that was actively exploited.

Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to universal cross site scripting. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Given that this exploit may be out in the wild, Apple Watch owners should update as soon as possible.

Related Roundups: watchOS 7, watchOS 8

Top Rated Comments

Bluetoot- Avatar
25 weeks ago
Okay, I know this has been discussed ad naseum, but the fact I have to completely reset my Apple Watch just to update it is a bit sad. Come on, Apple.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
25 weeks ago
Didn't expect this today but glad Apple fixed a vulnerability.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jbachandouris Avatar
25 weeks ago

you aren't crying loud enough. if only these updates could be instant so that you can go back to scrolling through random pictures on instagram
I don't do Instagram and you can't do that from the watch. My concern was that the watch was frozen as it's been over a half hour.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
25 weeks ago
I tried a hard reset which didn't work. I then used "Find My" to send a sound to the watch and that brought the watch back to normal.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsareveryinteresting Avatar
25 weeks ago
I’m glad that Apple is releasing these security updates.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
subi257 Avatar
25 weeks ago

And THIS is why I posted. Not to complain about the time it takes, but to see if anyone else has any issues.
No issues for me updated all iDevices...Phone, Pad, Watch. All went without any issues.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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