Apple releases watchOS 3.1.1, pulls it after bricking complaints

Apple releases watchOS 3.1.1, pulls it after bricking complaints

Along with macOS 10.12.2, Apple also released watchOS 3.1.1 for the Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watch. However, after complaints from device bricking, Apple has since pulled the update.
The watchOS 3.1.1 update was mostly about bug fixes and didn't add anything new, apart from the new emoji. However, after installing the update, some Apple Watch Series 2 users found their watches bricked, with a red exclamation mark and Apple Help website URL being displayed on screen. Since then Apple has stopped the roll out of the update, meaning if you hadn't updated yet you cannot anymore until Apple issues another update.
If you haven't updated your watch yet, it is best not to. So far only select Series 2 watches have been bricked but it's best not to take the risk. The Apple Watch has no wired connector and cannot be unbricked without taking it to an Apple Store, which is what users who had their watches bricked will have to do now.
Apple is yet to respond on this situation.




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