watchOS 9.6.1 Issues, Fixes, Bugs, Security & More

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Posted in News by Patricia on August 15, 2023

watchOS 9.6.1 update

watchOS 9.6.1 build number 20U80 has been released for Apple Watch 4 and later! This is the 100th watchOS version ever rolled out by Apple! It’s a minor update that fixes an issue related to motion data access for some apps.

watchOS 9.6.1 Features

This is a small update and Apple doesn’t mention any new features in the release notes. Any changes reported are highlighted here:

  • 1. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

watchOS 9.6.1 Issues

Bugs and unaddressed problems reported for this version are tracked here:

  • 1. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

watchOS 9.6.1 Security Updates

watchos 9.6.1 security content
Apple hasn’t published any CVE entries for this update. This means that there are no security updates included in this release!

watchOS 9.6.1 Bug Fixes

Below you have some of the problems reported for version 9.6. Helps us determine if they’ve been fixed or not:

  • 1. Motion data access not available for apps that use the Movement Disorder API to track tremors and
    symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease has been fixed! [Status: FIXED]
    Source: 9.6.1 release notes.
  • 2. Raise to wake not working after 9.6 update for aIontje [Status: Fixed / Not Fixed]
    Potential fix: Reboot Apple Watch.
  • 3. Notifications not working, delayed for dragonXattack. Are you experiencing the same? [Status: Fixed / Not Fixed]

watchOS 9.6 Download

As usual, this release is available, over-the-air directly on your wrist, or in the Watch app on the paired iPhone:

  • 1. View tge My Watch tab and go for General -> Software Update.
  • 2. Tap Download and Install when 9.6.1 comes up!
  • 3. Provide iPhone Passcode to authenticate.
  • 4. Be patient until the new software is requested, downloaded, prepared, verified and installed on your device!
  • Important: watchOS 9.6.1 not available for users that already installed the watchOS 10 beta on their devices!

Have you installed watchOS 9.6.1 on Apple Watch? Noticing any changes, other fixes or issues not mentioned in this article? Share your feedback in the comments!

Related: You might be also interested in the new features upcoming in watchOS 10.

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