Continuing its stance of releasing frequent updates, Apple announced watchOS 6.1.2 for newer Apple Watch models. Just last month, the Cupertino giant had announced watchOS 6.1.1. WatchOS 6.1.2 comes with several bug fixes and performance enhancements, which make using Apple Watch a great experience. The update is free to download, and users can simply go to General, and hit on Software Update on the Apple Watch app on their iPhones.
Before installing watchOS 6.1.2, users need to take the following precautions:
- Apple Watch should have at least 50% battery before the installation begins
- The watch needs to be attached to a charger, and there should be a continuous power supply
- The watch should also be within the range of the iPhone
- Taking a backup is always a good idea, as data can sometimes go missing during updates
- Make sure that your iPhone is charged completely or that it is connected to a power source
What features does watchOS 6.1.2 come with?
The new update does not come with any new features. Users who were expecting some grand improvements will probably be disappointed. However, the update comes with many bug fixes and security enhancements which make it quite important. It is not clear if this update has any hidden features that are yet to be discovered. Nevertheless, Apple recommends that everyone who uses an Apple Watch updates to this version if their device is compatible. This can be confirmed within the Apple Watch app on the iPhone. You can check out the release notes here.
Apple Watch continues to grow in stature and popularity
Apple Watch has been in demand lately due to its fitness-friendly features. Users often use it to track their sports and activity performance, measure heart rate and other vitals, and keep track of their health issues. In addition, Apple Watch is quite popular among those who want to use their smartphones less, and be hands-free all the time. As the watch allows users to answer calls and speak to people, one does not have to hold the phone all the time. Of course, Apple Watch will never replace the iPhone or iPad, but it does have a place of its own in the large family of Apple devices.