Apple Has Fixed Apple Watch Bricking Issue With watchOS 5.1.1 Release – Download Now
Lat Tuesday, Apple had seen fit to release watchOS 5.1 for all supported Apple Watch devices. Some Apple Watch Series 4 users reported that their devices were bricked after the update as it was stick at the Apple logo. This led Apple to pull the update until a fix was available. Now, Apple has released an updated version of the firmware, watchOS 5.1.1 which fixes the bug that rendered some Apple Watch units as non-functional. Let's dive in to see some more details on the bricking issue.
Apple Releases watchOS 5.1.1 With Fix For Apple Watch Bricking Issue
As to begin with, not all Apple Watch units were impacted by the watchOS 5.1 update. However, those which were affected contacted Apple and the company had been sending out replacement Apple Watches. For those of you who have had their devices bricked will be fixed by Apple and won't be fixed with the latest watchOS 5.1.1 update.
Nonetheless, if you haven't updated to the latest firmware can now do so and benefit from all the latest features. watchOS 5.1 introduced a plethora of new features such as support for Group FaceTime in audio, more than 70 new emoji characters, full screen 'Color' watch face option for the Apple Watch Series 4 and more.
Apart from this, there are quite a handful of bug fixes and performance enhancements which will improve your general user experience. If you haven't updated to watchOS 5.1.1 yet, now is a good time to do so as it contains fix for the bricking issue. This means that updating to the latest firmware will not brick your device.
There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details on the matter. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the bricking issue in watchOS 5.1? What is your favorite feature is watchOS 5.1.1? Let us know in the comments.