Apple released watchOS 7.6.2 update with security improvements

Two months back, Apple released watchOS 7.6.1 update with security improvements for Apple Watch. Now the watchOS 7 iteration receives yet another new update, this one is slated as watchOS 7.6.2. It is also an important security update, is available for everyone. The update goes live ahead of the watchOS 8 release. Read along to know more about watchOS 7.6.2 update.

Apple kicks-off the newest incremental Apple Watch update with 18U80 build number. The latest watchOS 7 update was measure around 64MB in size, talking about today’s release, then it weighs around 70MB of download size. You can quickly download this update on your Apple Watch. As always the update is available for Apple Watch series 3 and newer models.

Talking about the changes, then as per the Apple’s security notes, watchOS 7.6.2 comes with a CoreGraphics fix, that has been actively exploited. Apple did not mention anything in the changelog, but you can check the security notes if want. Here’s the security notes you can check before updating your watch.


Available for: Apple Watch Series 3 and later

Impact: Processing a maliciously crafted PDF may lead to arbitrary code execution. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.

Description: An integer overflow was addressed with improved input validation.

CVE-2021-30860: The Citizen Lab

Download watchOS 7.6.2 Update

iPhone users running on iOS 14.8 can easily sideload the latest watchOS 7.6.2 update on their Apple Watch. The update is available to Apple Watch series 3 or newer models. You can follow the below steps to update your Apple Watch to the newest build.

Note: You’ll not lose any data if you update your Apple Watch through the airborne update (aka OTA).


  • Make sure that your Apple Watch is charged to at least 50% and connected to the charger.
  • Make sure that your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Make sure that your iPhone is running on iOS 14.8

How to install watchOS 7.6.2 Update on Apple Watch

  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.

That’s it. Now you can start using your Apple Watch running on watchOS 7.6.2 update.

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