watchOS 8.0.1 released with bug fixes for Apple Watch Series 3

Apple has released watchOS 8.0.1 with a couple of bug fixes for Apple Watch Series 3. The update fixes bugs that would cause software update progress to not accurately display and missing accessibility settings. This is the oldest Apple Watch model that the company currently sells as it was originally launched in 2017.

watchOS 8.0.1

What’s new in watchOS 8.0.1?

This update only contains bug fixes for Apple Watch Series 3. An issue with software update progress not accurately displaying has been resolved, as well as accessibility settings not showing for some users.

Here are the complete release notes for watchOS 8.0.1 from Apple:

– 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

Apple has released watchOS 8 last month with updates to apps like Wallet, Home, Workouts, Fitness+, Photos, and Messages. The update also features new apps like Contacts and Find Items, a revamped ‘Mindfulness’ app that replaces the Breathe app, a new portrait watch face, and always-on support for more apps.

Is your Apple Watch compatible with watchOS 8.0.1?

watchOS 8.0.1 is compatible with the following Apple Watch models:

How to upgrade to watchOS 8.0.1

Put your Apple Watch on its wireless charger and make sure that it has more than 50% battery charge. Open the Watch app on your paired iPhone and go to Settings > General > Software Update. Wait for watchOS 8.0.1 to show up and start the download process. Through the download process, make sure that you are connected to a stable Wi-Fi connection, and do not turn off either of the devices.

You can also check out our detailed guide on how you can download and install watchOS 8 on your Apple Watch.

Apple is currently testing watchOS 8.1 beta with developers and public beta testers. The company has not shared any release notes for the changes in this new update, however, it is likely that there will be added support for ECG for newer locations, along with bug fixes and security updates. The update will be released alongside iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, and tvOS 15.1, which are also in beta right now.

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