Apple Releases watchOS 6.1.1 & tvOS 13.3 Updates

Apple Releases watchOS 6.1.1 & tvOS 13.3 Updates

Apple on Tuesday released watchOS 6.1.1, the third update to the watchOS 6 operating system for Apple Watch Series 1 through 5. The Cupertino firm also released tvOS 13.3, the second major update to the tvOS 13 operating system that runs on the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models.

Apple also released a watchOS 5.3.4 update for Apple Watch‌ models not able to be upgraded to ‌watchOS 6‌.

watchOS 6.1.1

The watchOS 6.1.1 update can be installed on compatible Apple Watches via the Watch app on the device’s connected iPhone. Go to “General” -> “Software Update” to install the new software. The Apple Watch should have at least 50% battery life, be connected to a charger, and be in range of the paired iPhone.

No significant features were found in the watchOS 6.1.1 betas. Apple says the update “provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.”

tvOS 13.3

The free tvOS 13.3 update can be downloaded to compatible devices via the Settings app by going to “System” -> “Software Update.” If automatic updates are enabled on the device it will automatically update to the new version.

tvOS 13.3 includes a new setting that’s designed to allow users to change the main banner interface in the TV+ app from “What to Watch” to “Up Next,” which displays content from shows that you’re already watching instead of showing content suggestions.

The option can be accessed by going to “Settings” -> “Apps” -> “TV”. Then, select “Home Screen” and select “Up Next” in the “Top Shelf” section.