Apple releases watchOS 2.0.1 to improve battery life and more

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Following on the heels of releasing iOS 9.1 for the iPhone and iPad, along with OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 for Macs, Apple’s wearable is getting an update, too.

On October 21, Apple released watchOS 2.0.1 to the masses. This release marks the one month anniversary of watchOS 2 being available to the public. As far as what’s included, it’s mainly meant to address a wide range of reported issues. First and foremost, this update should help improve battery life a bit, and if app updates have been stalling for you, this should alleviate that issue.

Here’s the full changelog:

This update contains new emoji characters, performance improvements, and bug fixes, including:

  • Fixes an issue that could cause software updates to stall
  • Fixes issues that were impacting battery performance
  • Resolves an issue that prevented a managed iPhone from syncing iOS Calendar events to Apple Watch
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent location information from properly updating
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Digital Touch to send from an email address instead of a phone number
  • Addresses an issue that could cause instability when using a Live Photo as a watch face
  • Resolves an issue that allows the sensors to stay on indefinitely when using Siri to measure heart rate
  • Apple’s watchOS 2.0.1 can be installed from the dedicated Watch app on your iPhone by heading into General –> Software Update.