Apple releases watchOS 8.4.1 with bug fixes

It’s a little late in the day, but Apple is releasing a software update for the Apple Watch anyway. This time around, it’s a minor update in the grand scheme of things, aimed at addressing some lingering issues for everyday users.

On Tuesday, Apple released watchOS 8.4.1 to the public. The new software arrives one week after Apple launched watchOS 8.4. As is par for the course, the new software is available to download and install for free.

To update, Apple Watch owners can open the Watch app on their iPhone, choose General –> Software Update and follow the onscreen instructions. If you have Automatic Updates switched on, the Apple Watch will update automatically overnight while the smartwatch is attached to its charger.

To update generally, the Apple Watch must have at least 50% battery life, be connected to the iPhone, and be connected to its charger as well.

As far as what’s new, there aren’t any major forward facing new features being added to the mix. The new software is meant for the Apple Watch Series 4 and newer models. Apple doesn’t get specific about what bugs the new software is meant to patch.

The new software is available now.