Apple Releases watchOS 8.0.1 With Fixes for Apple Watch Series 3 Bugs

Apple today released watchOS 8.0.1, a minor update to the watchOS 8 operating system that was first released in September. watchOS 8.0.1 comes three weeks after the launch of watchOS 8.

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‌‌watchOS ‌8 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 for the update, watchOS 8 fixes a couple of Apple Watch Series 3 bugs that affected software update progress and accessibility settings.

- Software update progress may not be displayed accurately for some Apple Watch Series 3 users
- Accessibility settings may not have been available for some Apple Watch Series 3 users

watchOS 8.0.1 is being released alongside iOS 15.0.2, a bug fix update for ‌iPhone‌ users.

Related Roundup: watchOS 9

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DinkThifferent Avatar
15 months ago
Apple: *releases iOS 15.1 beta 3*

Macrumors audience: *JuSt ReLeAsE iT aLrEaDy*

Apple: *releases iOS 15.0.2 and WatchOS 8.0.1*

Macrumors audience:

These updates for all their devices seem incredibly underwhelming lately and aren't addressing serious issues.
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EM2013 Avatar
15 months ago
Fix the broken now playing music controls. They’re useless as of right now.

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aacemyan Avatar
15 months ago
My S4 watch battery life has been shot ever since WatchOS 8 - without doing any workouts or excessive screen usage, I've been getting low battery around 7-8pm every day. Really hoping 8.0.1 adresses this.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bandaman Avatar
15 months ago

- Software update progress may not be displayed accurately for some Apple Watch Series 3 users
- Accessibility settings may not have been available for some Apple Watch Series 3 users

thats it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! R U Kidding me, lol
These updates for all their devices seem incredibly underwhelming lately and aren't addressing serious issues.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
15 months ago
I sure ain’t rushing to put watchOS 8 anytime soon my series 3. Keep beta testing friends!
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gugy Avatar
15 months ago
Hopefully fix battery drainage. My AW5 can't hold for more than 7hrs. Used to be ok on a full day charge. Also it bricked my watch for 4 days.

Update: After installing the update, the battery drainage still the same. Fix this sh-t Apple! :mad:
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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