1. 1daniel's Avatar
    Apple pulled the new WatchOS 3.1.1 on Tuesday, following reports the update bricked some Series 2 Apple Watches after the software installed.

    WatchOS 3.1.1 is no longer available for download from the watch app on the iPhone, with WatchOS 3.1 listed as the most recent update for those who had not already download and installed 3.1.1.

    After installing the WatchOS 3.1.1, Some Apple Watch Series 2 owners had their devices bricked. Affected Apple Watches are displaying a red exclamation mark on the screen.

    Now, the iPhone’s software update utility lists WatchOS 3.1 as the most recent update for Apple Watches.

    Without apps, the Apple Watch is nothing more than a overvalued timepiece Here’s every app we know of coming to the device.
    Resetting the Apple Watch has not worked for customers who have had their watches bricked by WatchOS 3.1.1, and replacement Apple Watches will be required.

    Apple retail locations cannot service Apple Watches in store, because access to the diagnostic port is required.

    Users whose Series 2 Apple Watches bricked aren’t able to reset the smartwatches, reports MacRumors. It’s likely replacement Apple Watches will be needed, as affected units display a red exclamation mark on the screen that instruct them to visit Apple’s websites. We have reached out to Apple for comment. Apple released WatchOS 3.1.1 earlier this week with bug fixes. Alongside Ios 10.2.

    WatchOS 3.1.1 will likely be made available again once the bug is cleared up. Customers with an Apple Watch bricked by watchOS 3.1.1 should visit an Apple retail store or contact Apple support.
    Last edited by firedept10; 12-14-2016 at 05:41 AM. Reason: Invalid Link
    12-14-2016 02:48 AM
  2. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Due to bricking some Watches, Apple has temporarily pulled the Update.


    I updated three AWs and one ASW2 with no problems. But since a restart has only helped some Watches with the rest need (according to the article) to be replaced, proceed with caution.
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    12-14-2016 08:57 AM
  3. Quis89's Avatar
    No issues with my Series 1.
    12-14-2016 09:11 AM
  4. tsparks1's Avatar
    No issues with my Series 1.
    Yeah, same here, no issues.
    12-14-2016 01:09 PM
  5. LP Slade's Avatar
    I was about to post about the update and then saw this. No matter what I do it says that the update can't be verified because I'm not connected to the internet. Is it because it was pulled, then? If so, why doesn't the update go away??
    12-14-2016 02:44 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    watchOS 3.1.1 is working fine on my Watch, thankfully.
    12-14-2016 06:24 PM
  7. scruffypig's Avatar
    Watch OS 3.1.1 is working ok here. Keeping an eye out.
    12-15-2016 08:16 AM
  8. njlx2016's Avatar
    It seems the issue with 3.1.1 is with the installation process. If you upgraded and everything is working okay, then great. If you haven't upgraded yet, don't.
    12-15-2016 09:31 AM
  9. John Yester's Avatar
    Odd they are still pushing it out.
    12-15-2016 02:12 PM
  10. anon(9602380)'s Avatar
    My series 1 is working fine with the update. Guess I am one of the lucky ones.
    12-15-2016 04:29 PM
  11. Team George's Avatar
    Thanks - will give it a try. Does it take forever though?
    12-16-2016 12:23 AM
  12. njlx2016's Avatar
    Odd they are still pushing it out.
    I just set up my OG Apple Watch from scratch after it had been sitting in a drawer for the last few months. I was only able to install 3.1. If I check for updates now, it says my Watch is up to date.
    12-19-2016 11:48 AM
  13. njlx2016's Avatar
    I bet we won't see watchOS 3.1.1 again until iOS 9.2.1.
    12-20-2016 12:42 PM

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