watchOS 5.0.1 now available with fixes for minor activity bugs, and more

On Thursday, Apple released watchOS 5.0.1. The update, available through the iPhone Watch app, fixes a minor activities tracking error affecting some users and includes other bug fixes. 

According to the watchOS 5.0.1 release notes, this update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

  • Fixes an issue that caused a small number of users to see an increase in exercise minutes
  • Addresses an issue that caused some users to not receive Stand credit in the afternoon
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Apple Watch from charging

WatchOS 5, released earlier this month, offers a number of new features, including Activity Competitions, new wallpapers, and more.

To find the watchOS 5.0.1 update and install, go into the iPhone Watch app under General > Software Update. The update has dual build numbers of 16R381 and 16R382.