watchOS 3.1.1 Now Available – Offers Bug Fixes, Performance Enhancements, and New Emoji

watchOS 3.1.1 Now Available – Offers Bug Fixes, Performance Enhancements, and New Emoji

Apple has released watchOS 3.1.1, a new software update for all generations of the Apple Watch. the new update is a minor release, which follows the October release of watchOS 3.1.

watchOS 3.1.1 Now Available - Offers Bug Fixes, Performance Enhancements, and New Emoji

The update can be downloaded through the dedicated Watch app on an iPhone running iOS or higher by going to “General” -> “Software Update.” The Apple Watch must have 50% battery life remaining, be placed on an Apple Watch charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone.

While watchOS 3.1.1 doesn’t include any outward-facing changes, instead concentrating on bug fixes and performance improvements, the new update does offer support for the new Unicode 9 emoji, which debuted in iOS 10.2. It also includes an feature that allows changing the skin tone of the emoji.

Bug fixes include:

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent contact names from appearing in the Messages app and notifications
  • Fixes an issue that could impact ability to respond to notifications
  • Resolves an issue where the Stocks complication may not update on the watch face
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent the Activity rings from displaying on the Activity watch faces
  • Fixes an issue that prevented the dials on an analog watch face from appearing after changing the temperature unit in the Weather app
  • Resolves an issue that could cause the Maps app to stay launched after navigation has ended
  • Resolves an issue where the incorrect date could be displayed in the Calendar app month view

(Via MacRumors)

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