Apple releases watchOS 5.1

Apple today released watchOS 5.1 update which includes improvements and bug fixes:

• Apple Watch Series 4 automatically contacts emergency services if you are immobile for about a minute after detecting a hard fall. The watch will also now play a message that informs the responder that the Apple Watch has detected a fall and shares your location coordinates when possible.

• Fixes an issue that could cause an incomplete installation of the Walkie-Talkie app for some users.

• Resolves an issue that prevented some users from being able to send or receive invitations on Walkie-Talkie

• Addresses an issue where some previously warned Activity awards were not showing in the Awards tab of the Activity app for some users.

MacDailyNews Note: To check for updates manually, use these steps:

1. Keep your Apple Watch on its charger until the update completes.
2. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, then tap the My Watch tab.
3. Tap General > Software Update.
4. Download the update. If asked for your iPhone passcode or Apple Watch passcode, enter it.
5. Wait for the progress wheel to appear on your Apple Watch. It could take from several minutes to an hour for the update to complete.

Leave your Apple Watch on its charger while the update completes. Don’t restart your iPhone or Apple Watch, and don’t quit the Apple Watch app. When the update completes, your Apple Watch will restart on its own.


  1. …aaaaaaaaaaaand people all over are reporting this WatchOS update is bricking their watches.

    Tim Cook’s Apple – never a dull update day…

    BTW – was Pipeline on some kind of acid trip today or something? Dude was either seeing some weird shit or suffering from an especially bad case of over-emoting.

  2. Help! I have been using the beta of 5.1. I started the install last night and this morning, the first message I got was “Can’t update. You are not connected to the internet.” I checked and am connected to the internet. checked again for the update and it now says that my watch is up to date with 5.0.1. when I restart watch and phone, same result.

    1. Yes, I was wondering the same thing.
      My Apple Watch 4 (my first Apple Watch that I’ve had for less than a day) says my watchOS 5.0.1 is up to date.
      Is it 5.0.1 or was 5.1 pulled?
      I thought 5.1 was suppose to include the ECG software. ?

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