Apple suspended its "Watch OS 5.1" software update after some users Twitter and Reddit reported that the update had "bricked up" Series 4, resulting in an endless boot loop. The software update had only been in operation hours before .
The problem did not occur on everyone: I was able to update Series 4 without any problems. However, there were enough users who had problems with the update from Apple – it is no longer available for download.
Here is Apple's official statement on this issue:
Due to a small number of Apple Watch customers who had a problem installing today's watchOS 5.1, we've withdrawn the software update as a precautionary measure. All affected customers should contact AppleCare, but no action is required if the update was successfully installed. We are working on an update for an upcoming software update.
The software update issues were previously reported by 9to5mac.
The great improvement of Watch OS 5.1 was an improvement of the case detection system that was installed 5.1 sent a recorded message to the rescue services that contained location information (latitude and longitude) instead of a previously reported crash
The added audio message is for those who fall and can not speak or If the person who falls can still speak, there is also the possibility to stop the recorded message and speak directly (the Apple Watch Series 4 has already been credited to at least one person who has fallen and needed help) help.)
Apple had previously agreed to a software update for the Apple Watch Series 4 with which the ECG function (ECG) is added before the end of the year, but the company has not specified a date.
First release on October 31, 2:50 pm. PT.
Update, 7:30 pm : Adds confirmation with Apple's confirmation that the update has been pulled.
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