Apple Releases watchOS 9.3.1 With Bug Fixes and Security Updates

Apple today released watchOS 9.3.1, a minor update to the watchOS 9 operating system that first launched in September. The software coming three weeks after the launch of watchOS 9.3.

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watchOS 9.3.1 can be downloaded for free through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by opening it up and 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 notes, watchOS 9.3.1 adds "bug fixes and important security updates" to the Apple Watch.

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Top Rated Comments

sjsharksfan12 Avatar
16 months ago
I wish there was an update where you can choose the kinds of Rings you want to close, or you can get rid of some of the rings. I would get rid of the Stand Ring and put in a Steps ring.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rjp1 Avatar
16 months ago

I wish there was an update where you can choose the kinds of Rings you want to close, or you can get rid of some of the rings. I would get rid of the Stand Ring and put in a Steps ring.
It would be cool to have some customization. I run 6 days a week and lift weights 3 days a week. I rest on Sundays and wish I could have some non movement/exercise related rings instead. It is always bothers me to look at my watch on Sunday and see it so empty.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
surfzen21 Avatar
16 months ago
watchOS updates get me the most excited :cool:
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
emlarsen Avatar
15 months ago

It would be cool to have some customization. I run 6 days a week and lift weights 3 days a week. I rest on Sundays and wish I could have some non movement/exercise related rings instead. It is always bothers me to look at my watch on Sunday and see it so empty.
Same. I keep my move ring low enough to close it on a rest day, and usually log a walk or do some light yoga to close the exercise ring.

I hope the next update they make some big changes in recovery tracking to catch up with WHOOP and Garmin. There's no focus on that in Apples system which probably causes a bunch of people to kill themselves with cardio.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wedontneedusernames Avatar
15 months ago

Same. I keep my move ring low enough to close it on a rest day, and usually log a walk or do some light yoga to close the exercise ring.

I hope the next update they make some big changes in recovery tracking to catch up with WHOOP and Garmin. There's no focus on that in Apples system which probably causes a bunch of people to kill themselves with cardio.
Apple are terrible at displaying health/recovery data in a meaningful way.

Check out an app called Athlytic. It’s basically Whoop/Garmin exertion/recovery metrics for Apple Watch. It also lets you use a single HRV reading that you can trigger yourself with the breathe function from the Mindfulness app, instead of apples crappy approach of HRV readings all day and night.

I’m not the dev. Im just a data nerd and love the app!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rychiar Avatar
15 months ago

watchOS updates get me the most excited :cool:
But even the big watch updates barely add anything…
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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