Apple on Wednesday released watchOS 4.0.1 to the public. The software update comes just a week after the official 4.0 launch, and it brings about a fix for the Wi-Fi bug that has been impacting LTE performance on the Apple Watch Series 3.

The update can be installed by visiting the Watch app on your iPhone and navigating to General > Software Update. As usual, your Watch must be on its charger, within range of your iPhone, and it must have at least 50% remaining battery.

In September, early adopters and testers of the LTE-enabled Apple Watch reported problems with cellular connectivity. Apple acknowledge the issue, and provided the following statement:

We have discovered that when Apple Watch Series 3 joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity, it may at times prevent the watch from using cellular. We are investigating a fix for a future software release.

Again today’s update is only for Apple Watch Series 3 owners, and particularly those with LTE models. Apple is also currently beta testing watchOS 4.1, which will bring about the promised Music streaming to users with the Series 3 (LTE) Watch.

  • [RECON1]

    I wonder if 4.1 beta fixes this issue as well.

  • Alan Roberts

    I have a problem on my series 2. Some notifications are just blank squares. Was hoping for a fix for that.

    • nova12

      a particular app, or multiple apps?

      • Alan Roberts

        Snapchat and Twitter notifications are ones I have had so far.

      • nova12

        huh. I have a series 2, and my Snapchat notifications are fine. I don’t have twitter (I use tweetbot).

      • Alan Roberts

        Strange. Happens on the initial notification. Icon is displayed if I swipe down for notifications afterward.

      • nova12

        have you tried wiping it and setting up as new (which is especially horrible on the watch)?

      • nova12

        Or first deleting snap and twitter and reinstalling?

        I will say that not everything is great on the watch. I use spark for email and trying to open an email from the notification is basically useless. Just thinks and thinks and thinks.

      • Alan Roberts

        Not yet. Will try deleting and reinstalling the apps first.

      • Alan Roberts
      • Jamessmooth

        Snapchat and Facebook for me

      • nova12

        Hold on. Do you mean the icon is blank in the notification? Because that just happened to me with snap.

      • Jamessmooth

        Yup!

    • Venkat Pasumarthi

      Same with my apple watch. With twitter in particular.