Apple releases watchOS 5.1.1 just after 5.1 update

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Apple releases watchOS 5.1.1 after the previous 5.1 update

Apple has released its latest watchOS update after the previous release caused a bricking issue on some Apple Watches. The watchOS 5.1.1 update seems to resolve the problem that led the company to pull version 5.1 soon after releasing it last week.

Apple has released watchOS 5.1.1 just days after suspending the rollout of watchOS 5.1. The last update had reportedly “bricked” several Apple Watch Series 4 units after failing to successfully complete its installation. The company hasn’t revealed any fixes related to the bricking issue, though the official changelog says that the watchOS 5.1.1 update includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes. It also highlights all the new improvements and bug fixes that are a part of the latest update. The new version is compatible with Apple Watch Series 1 and later models.

Apple adds 7 new complications in watchOS 5.1.1

The new complications are for Home, Mail, Maps, Messages, News, Phone, and Remote. You can preview them in the Face Gallery section of the Apple Watch app after your devices have been updated to iOS 12.1.1 and watchOS 5.1.1.

Don’t expect to see them if you haven’t purchased an Apple Watch Series 4, however. The complications are exclusive to Apple’s newest wearable, unfortunately for those with Series 3 and older devices, and only available with the Infographic and Infographics Modular faces.

What’s more, even those who do have a Series 4 device can’t actually use the new complications just yet. Although they are present in the Face Gallery, they don’t appear properly on the Apple Watch after they have been selected. You’ll see blank spaces instead.

How to download watchOS 5.1.1

You can check the availability of the watchOS 5.1.1 update by going to the Apple Watch app on your iOS device and visiting General > Software Update. The Watch needs to have at least 50 percent of the battery charge to enable the installation process. Also, it is recommended to keep it on the charging dock while installing the new update. Your iPhone will also need to be in close proximity to the Apple Watch and will need to be on Wi-Fi. The Apple Watch should restart twice before the update is completely installed, and you need to enter the Watch passcode if prompted, after beginning the update and then follow the prompts from your iPhone.

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