Apple Releases watchOS 9.6.1 With API Access Fix for Apps

Apple today released watchOS 9.6.1, a minor bug fix update for the Apple Watch. watchOS 9.6.1 is a free software update that comes two weeks after the launch of watchOS 9.6, another bug fix update.

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watchOS 9.6.1 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, the update includes a fix for an issue that prevented access to motion data for apps that use the Movement Disorder API to track tremors and symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease.

watchOS 9 will soon be replaced with watchOS 10, the next-generation version of watchOS that Apple is currently beta testing.

Related Roundup: watchOS 10
Related Forum: Apple Programming

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
6 weeks ago
Don’t have time to read the comments. Check out the watchOS 9.6.1 video.

This covers everything. ?

Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nomax2000 Avatar
6 weeks ago
On my Ultra it’s also 2,3GB. Quit much for an api fix.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
6 weeks ago
I was thinking about skipping, but with that size (Ultra) there got to be more to this Thant what Apple is telling us
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Eric-H Avatar
6 weeks ago
2,3 GB for a API Fix like 3 kb Codesniped ? It's a joke ?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Boy261 Avatar
6 weeks ago
Anyone still having the green tint issue on the control/notification center? None of the updates seem to do something about it. Not addressed by apple as well.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iPhonNick Avatar
6 weeks ago
130MB on my series 4.

Green tint issue is………not fixed
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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