watchos 2.0.1

Along with the release of iOS 9.1 this morning, Apple just release watchOS 2.0.1 for Apple Watch users. Most notably, this update contains support for the new emoji characters already present in iOS 9.1, and improvements to battery life.

Beside containing the new emoji characters that came with iOS 9.1, the most welcome addition to watchOS 2.0.1 is that it fixes issues that were impacting battery performances.

The complete change log is as follow:

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

To update to watchOS 2.0.1, users must launch the Watch app on their iPhones, go to General > Software Update. To install the update, your Apple Watch must be in range of your iPhone connected to Wi-Fi, connected to its charger, and carrying at least at 50% battery charge. Because this update was just released, it may not be available right away for everybody. Patience!

Note that we have independently confirmed that you can update to watchOS 2.0.1 from an iPhone running iOS 9.0.2.

  • diggitydang

    Would it play nice with a jailbroken iPhone on 9.0.2?

    • Adrian

      Hope not!!

    • I’m testing. It’s currently installing from an iOS 9.0.2 device… so it looks like it’s fine. Will report when installation is complete (or failed)

    • Confirmed: you can update watchOS 2.0.1 from an iPhone running iOS 9.0.2. I just did 🙂

      • $OF!@N£

        but signing to iOS 9.0.2 is still open! u can’t be sure until it’s closed :p

      • Adrian

        Great point! Let’s see what happens when they stop signing 9.0.2

      • diggitydang

        Thanks Seb!

  • Adrian

    I aware if Apple requires 9.1 as a pre-req I’m gonna flip the f out! I’m keeping my JB FW!

    • Chris

      Cool your jets, bud. They don’t.

    • M_thoroughbred

      You guys don’t read past article titles do you?

      • Adrian

        That was edited/added later, wasn’t part of original post 🙂 nice try tho

  • Fixes an issue that could cause software updates to stall

    So what do you do if the update that fixes software updates from stalling, stalls? I’m glad that Apple has fixed this but this is a bug that should ideally never, ever happen in a piece of software…

  • Valeriy

    The comment from the article states that “you can update to watchOS 2.0.1 from an iPhone running iOS 9.0.2.” but this doesn’t answer if it is compatible to run smoothly alongside the iOS 9.0.2. iPhone.. Don’t want to update then not be able to use the watch until I update to 9.1 and lose jailbreak. Can anyone confirm? Thank you!

  • Dave Allee

    After upgrading my Apple Watch to 2.0.1 and remaining on 9.0.2, I am having terrible battery issues on both devices. When I was on 2.0.0 and 9.0.2, everything was fine. Any thoughts? Anyone else having this issue?

    • baddestsammaritan

      I’m picking up my Apple Watch tomorrow (excited!), can someone confirm compatibility of 9.0.2 and 2.0.0 pls