Yesterday, Apple’s focus was on announcing a number of device updates, including a new MacBook Air with Retina Display, a long delayed Mac Mini update and new 11-inch and 12.9-inch variants of iPad Pro. But it’s the software updates we’re talking about today, and especially the botched release of watchOS 5.1 for Apple’s smartwatches.
Something went wrong with watchOS 5.1 to the point where you try to update an Apple Watch Series 4 to measure it. Like 9to5Mac reports, the problem seems to be limited to Series 4 devices, but it is seriously that Apple pulled the update. If you managed to get it, the council is not currently trying to update your watch because you could leave a dead timepiece.
No explanation has come from Apple about what happened, but you know watchOS 5.1
bricked your watch because it just stuck on the Apple logo. No number of reboot or attempt to pair with an iPhone helps. Your watch is effectively dead and will need help from Apple Support.
WatchOS 5.0 was released September 17th and introduced a number of enhancements to Siri and Notifications, while adding a Walkie-Talkie and Podcast app, new training types, and is generally smarter to detect what activity you’re doing. The update to 5.1 yesterday was supposed to introduce 70+ new emoji that was also included in iOS 12.1, but it has to wait until Apple explains what went wrong.