“The update,” Miller reports, “comes two weeks following the release of watchOS 4.”
Miller reports, “The update fixes an issue that plagued some cellular Apple Watch Series 3 users when Apple Watch would attempt to join unauthenticated public WiFi networks.”
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MacDailyNews Take: An unforced error on Apple’s part that never should have happened as it needlessly tainted an otherwise excellent product, Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular).
From Apple’s watchOS 4.0.1 release notes:
watchOS 4.0.1 fixes issues that in rare cases were causing Apple Watch to join unauthenticated (captive) Wi-Fi networks, such as those found in public places like coffee shops and hotels, which direct the user to a webpage before the network can be accessed.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]