Firmware Update: Apple WatchOS 8.4.1

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Apple has released version 8.4.1 of the software that runs on the Apple Watch. Updating the Apple Watch must be done through the app on the iPhone; instructions for that are on this page to find. Version 8 of watchOS includes a new photo app, makes it possible to monitor breathing in the sleep tracking app and two new exercises have been added to the fitness app; Tai Chi and Pilates. Since version 8.0, the following changes and improvements have been made:

watchOS 8.4.1

watchOS 8.4.1 includes bug fixes for Apple Watch Series 4 and later.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website

watchOS 8.4

watchOS 8.4 includes bug fixes and important security updates, including:

  • Some chargers may not work as expected

watchOS 8.3
watchOS 8.3 includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes, including:

  • Apple Music Voice Plan gives you access to all songs, playlists, and stations in Apple Music using Siri
  • Support for App Privacy Report to record data and sensor access
  • Fixes an issue where notifications may interrupt Mindfulness sessions unexpectedly for some users

watchOS 8.1.1

watchOS 8.1.1 fixes an issue where Apple Watch Series 7 may not charge as expected for some users.

watchOS 8.1

watchOS 8.1 includes the following improvements and bug fixes for your Apple Watch:

  • Enhanced algorithms to detect falls during workouts and option to enable fall detection during workouts only (Apple Watch Series 4 and later)
  • COVID-19 vaccination card support allows you to present verifiable vaccination information from Apple Wallet
  • Fitness+ supports SharePlay to allow subscribers to invite up to 32 people to workout together through a FaceTime call using iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV
  • Always On may not display the time accurately for some users when their wrist is down (Apple Watch Series 5 and later)

watchOS 8.0.1

This update includes improvements and bug fixes for your Apple Watch.

  • Software update progress may not be displayed accurately for some Apple Watch Series 3 users
  • Accessibility settings may not have been available for some Apple Watch Series 3 users

Version number 8.4.1
Release status Final
Operating systems iOS
Website apple
License type Freeware
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