Apple today released watchOS 6.2.1 for the Apple Watch, the latest update to the watchOS 6 operating system. The release of watchOS 6.2.1 comes two weeks after the public release of watchOS 6.2, which Apple Watch App Store support for in-app purchases, ECG support and irregular heart rhythm notifications to Chile, New Zealand, and Turkey, and more.
The watchOS 6.2.1 update is free and 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 the range of the paired iPhone.
watchOS 6.2.1 includes improvements and bug fixes:
- Fixes an issue where devices running watchOS 6.2 could not participate in FaceTime audio calls with devices running iOS 9.3.6 and earlier or OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and earlier
Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/HT201222
watchOS 6.2.1 is likely to be one of the last updates to the watchOS 6 operating system, as Apple’s developers begin to fully concentrate on watchOS 7, which should debut at Apple’s virtual WWDC 2020 event in June. However, there should be at least one more update, as Apple seeded the first beta of watchOS 6.2.5 to developers last week.