Apple today released watchOS 8.0.1, a minor update to the watchOS 8 operating system for the Apple Watch that was first released in September. watchOS 8 can be installed on Apple Watch Series 3, Series 4, Series 5, and Series 6 models, as well as the Apple Watch SE.
watchOS 8 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to “General” -> “Software Update.” The Apple Watch needs to have at least 50% battery charge, needs to be on a charger, and needs to be in the range of the iPhone.
Apple’s release notes for the update are as follows:
– 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
watchOS 8.0.1 was released alongside iOS 15.0.2, which is a bug fix update for iPhone users.