Apple Releases watchOS 10.3.1 With Bug Fixes

Apple today released watchOS 10.3.1, a minor update to the watchOS 10 operating system that was released in September. watchOS 10.3.1 comes a few weeks after the launch of watchOS 10.3, an update that brought a new watch face.

watchOS 10 Launch Feature
‌‌watchOS 10‌‌‌.3.1 can be downloaded for free through the Apple Watch app on an iPhone running iOS 17 or later 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 and it needs to be placed on a charger.

According to Apple's release notes, the watchOS 10.3.1 update adds unspecified "improvements and bug fixes."

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Top Rated Comments

rweed Avatar
3 weeks ago
WatchOS 10 is crap compared to 9. Everything I use the watch for now takes more taps and clicks. Change for the sake of change.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
3 weeks ago
I absolutely appreciate updates that fix things, but, what is so hard to say WHAT you fixed? I get security things that they may not want to further detail, but not “bugs”
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
devonair Avatar
3 weeks ago

WatchOS 10 is crap compared to 9. Everything I use the watch for now takes more taps and clicks. Change for the sake of change.
Agree 100%. It's also frustrating that certain swipes and button presses that I already have muscle memory for do completely different things now. But the most annoying thing is that they got rid of the customizable Dock. There are multiple apps that I would use all the time that cannot be added to the new Shortcuts interface. Scrolling through the alphabetical list to find them is tedious and takes forever, and trying to tap a tiny icon in the useless grid view is difficult for anyone with adult-sized hands.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TinyMito Avatar
3 weeks ago
I just took my watch off my charger and put on my wrist... *sigh*
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vegetassj4 Avatar
3 weeks ago
What exactly is a bug fix these days? The bugs are no longer broken? New and improved bugs? Bug junkies getting their high/fix?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hagjohn Avatar
3 weeks ago
Why in the world is preparing taking so long?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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