All you need to know about Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 update

The Watch OS 1.0.1 (Build 12S632) is the first update released by Apple to the Apple Watch since it was launched in April. The size of the update is just 51.5MB so it will not take long to download. The release includes performance improvement and bug fixes, including the following:

Improved performance for:

  • Siri
  • Measuring stand activity
  • Calculating calories for indoor cycling and rowing workouts
  • Distance and pace during outdoor walk and run workouts
  • Accessibility
  • Third party apps

Display support for new Emoji characters; additional language support for Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Thai and Turkish.

Apple Watch OS update - iPhone screen

There have been numerous blogs reporting on this topic already but I want to make it precise.

  1. Connect your Apple Watch to your iPhone
  2. Put Apple Watch onto charger and make sure battery level >50%
  3. Open the Apple Watch App on the iPhone
  4. Go to General, Software Update, after checking, 1.0.1 update appears
  5. Confirm the download and install
  6. When downloaded, a message will prompt on Apple Watch to install
  7. Click Install and let the magic begin
  8. You will see similar screen like the first syncing during setup
  9. The Watch will reboot twice until update finishes

Apple Watch OS update 1.0.1 watch screen

So here a few major changes to expect:

  • New Emojis to select in replying to messages
  • Stop watches Start button rearranged to the right
  • Watch now shows battery percentage upon putting on charger
  • Many redditors have reported faster Siri response

Apple watch OS 1.0.1 new changes

Have you updated to Watch OS 1.0.1? Have you noticed any improvements here and there? Let me know in the comments!

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Stephen Chan

iOS Specialist, Apple Watch Band Collector, Owns and plays on both Apple and Android devices. Listed as: Top Experts on Twitter, Apple Techies, Top Tech Geeks, Mobile Tech Tweeters, Apple Watch Experts, Influential Tech Tweeps, Product Hunter, Best Apple Fans (listed by Apple Insider), Tech Experts, Tech People to Follow, Interesting Tech Folks

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