Apple Releases watchOS 4.3.1

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Before Apple can get around to announcing brand new features in the next major update for the Apple Watch lineup, the company is issuing a minor update.

Today, Apple is officially releasing watchOS 4.3.1 to the public. This follows weeks of beta seeds, as is par for the course. As far as what’s new in this software, there isn’t much. watchOS 4.3.1 is meant to be a minor upgrade, focusing on behind-the-scenes improvements and other enhancements. There weren’t any major forward facing features added to the mix during any of the beta seeds, and it is not likely that Apple will suddenly throw in any additional features with the public release.

There is a fix for a startup bug that was plaguing some Apple Watch owners, though. So if you were running into that issue, it should be fixed with this new release.

To update, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be charging, and it has to be connected to the iPhone. Once all that’s covered, you’ll use the stock Apple Watch app to go through the update process.

Apple added new features to the Apple Watch experience not too long ago, with watchOS 4.3, including Portrait Mode for Nightstand and a few other tweaks.

This will be the last update for the Apple Watch before Apple introduces the next major version of the wearable platform, which may be watchOS 5. It isn’t known what new features Apple may be bringing to the table, but it’s probable that we’ll see quite a few.

What would you like to see Apple add to the Apple Watch with watchOS 5 at next week’s WWDC?

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