WatchOS update 3.1.1 quickly pulled due to bricking Apple Watches

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If you’ve not yet updated to the latest version of WatchOS, you may want to wait.

Today Apple pushed a WatchOS update to Apple Watches all around for Series 1 and Series 2 watches, but it was pulled after it started bricking people’s Series 2 Apple Watch. Definitely not a good thing, but at least Apple has pulled the update from further users having their watch bricked and complaining even more.

When users finally updated their Apple Watch, they were getting a red exclamation point on the screen and were advised to visit Apple’s website. The only instructions that are given on the site is:

Force restart your Apple Watch: Press and hold both the side button and Digital Crown for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo. If force restarting your Apple Watch doesn’t resolve the issue, you’ll need to have your Apple Watch serviced. Contact Apple for service options.

So far the factory reset has not worked for many who have complained, so contacting Apple was their only option. Downfall is, if you’re thinking about going in to an Apple Store, keep in mind that they will not be able to assist you. Reason for it is because the diagnostics port needs to be accessed which retail stores do not do. Apple hasn’t commented as to why this issue is happening, but regardless, the update was meant to fix bug and add some new emojis.

I haven’t seen the update on my watch yet, so that’s a plus (at least for me), but if you’re thinking about updating to the new WatchOS either on Series 1 or Series 2, wait until Apple pushes out another update. sometime in the future. If you’ve already updated you watch, were you affected by this issue? Let us know by dropping your comments down below or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: Mac Rumors
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