Apple kicked off watchOS 8.5.1 with security update and fixes!

Today, Apple released an incremental update for their products – iOS 15.4.1, iPadOS 15.4.1, watchOS 8.5.1, macOS 12.3.1, and tvOS 15.4.1. The new update for Apple Watch comes two weeks after the launch of the watchOS 8.5 update. The latest update is a security-centric update that also bags fixes for known issues. Read along to know more about watchOS 8.5.1 update.

Apple plants the new software to the Apple Watch with a 19T252 build number, it is a small upgrade measure under 100MB for select Apple Watch models. As a small incremental upgrade, you can quickly install it on your Apple Watch. Obviously, the update is available for all Apple Watch models running on watchOS 8.5. As this is rolling out to the public, anyone can download it and access the new changes.

Talking about the changes, then watchOS 8.5.1 brings security updates and bugs fixes. Although, Apple didn’t mention the exact fixes coming with this update, but you can expect more stability with this build. You can still use the features of watchOS 8.5 new emojis from iOS 15.4, EU Digital COVID Certification format support for Apple Wallet, updates to irregular rhythm notifications with availability in various regions, Audio hints for Fitness+, Ability to authorize Apple TV purchases, and other. Moving back to the watchOS 8.5.1, then here’s the new changelog.

watchOS 8.5.1 update – Changelog

watchOS 8.5.1 includes security updates and bug fixes for your Apple Watch.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/HT201222

Install watchOS 8.5.1 update on Apple Watch

As I said earlier, make sure to update your iPhone to iOS 15.4.1, once your iPhone is running on the latest software, you can update your Apple Watch to the watchOS 8.5.1. Here are the steps you can follow to update your Apple Watch to the new version.

  1. At first, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on My Watch.
  3. Then click on General > Software Update > Download and Install.
  4. Enter the password for confirmation.
  5. Tap on Agree to the terms and conditions.
  6. Once done, tap on install.
  7. That’s it.

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Haneet is a passionate tech writer and a consumer. He loves tinkering with the newest tech - smartphones, wearables, laptops, smart TVs, and other smart home devices. For tips, you can connect Haneet at [email protected]

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