Apple Watch Series 7 Receiving watchOS 8.1.1 Update With Fix for Charging Issue


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Cupertino giant Apple has started releasing a new watchOS 8.1.1 update, according to MacRumors, with the update coming to the watchOS 8 operating system that was announced back in September.

This watchOS 8.1.1 update comes just a couple of weeks post the launch of watchOS 8.1, which is an update that brought with it support for SharePlay Fitness+ group workouts alongside other features.

What Does the New watchOS 8.1.1 Update for the Series 7 Have to Offer?

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The watchOS ‌8.1.1 update can be downloaded for free via the dedicated Apple Watch app for those curious, with users just having to go to their iPhone’s settings, navigating to General > Software Update.

Do note that in order to install this new update, your Apple Watch must have at least 50% battery, with the watch on a charger and in range of your iPhone. This is available only for the latest Apple Watch Series 7 watch.

The release notes from Apple reveal that the watchOS 8.1.1 update fixes an issue that is causing Apple Watch Series 7‌ models to not charge as quickly or properly for certain users, with a few ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ owners noticing slower than usual charging speeds for their devices.

Apple Watch Series 7: Features and Specifications

Apple Watch Series 7

In terms of what the Apple Watch Series 7 has to offer, the new Apple Watch makes use of the S6 chip and houses a larger screen. It also has many useful features for people who are looking after their health. Supports the function of measuring the level of oxygen in the blood, which will help to assess the overall fitness and well-being.

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Customers will be able to choose between two versions of the Apple Watch Series 7 with case heights of 41 and 45 mm. The larger model has increased its display diagonal from 1.78 inches to 1.9 inches; giving the display more space for displaying information.

The device can monitor this indicator in the background, including during sleep. Many sports modes are also present and a set of new watch faces is also present.

According to the developers, users will be able to fit 50% more text on the screen of the new watch. It is noteworthy that Apple has changed the size of the smartwatch case only for the second time. Previously, this happened in 2018, when Series 4 devices entered the market.

The new smartwatches run watchOS 8. The retail price of the new Apple Watch Series 7; which will be available in black, gold, red, blue and green colours, starts at $ 399.

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