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Valentina Palladino

Apple launched a software program replace for its Collection three watches right now that can improve watchOS four to watchOS four.zero.1. That is the primary software program replace to watchOS four because it grew to become accessible for all Apple Watch fashions on September 19. The watchOS four.zero.1 replace focuses on fixing a peculiar Wi-Fi concern some Collection three with LTE fashions skilled. That concern prevented the gadgets from connecting to LTE in favor of connecting to an inaccessible however acquainted Wi-Fi community.

The replace web page particulars the issue: “watchOS four.zero.2 fixes points that, in uncommon instances, had been inflicting Apple Watch to affix unauthenticated (captive) Wi-Fi networks, comparable to these present in public locations like espresso retailers and accommodations, which direct the person to a webpage earlier than the community will be accessed.”

Within the first spherical of Apple Watch Collection three critiques, some reviewers skilled this drawback. The Collection three tried to hook up with a Wi-Fi community the person beforehand permitted and related to through one other Apple gadget (like an iPhone or a Mac). Public Wi-Fi networks typically make customers settle for phrases and circumstances or enter short-term passwords earlier than connecting. Because the Apple Watch can’t show these choices, the Collection three would look like related to a Wi-Fi community, despite the fact that no service got here by. This prevented the Collection three from connecting to LTE service in areas the place the person might have wished to make use of mobile knowledge over any Wi-Fi community.

Whereas I did not expertise this explicit drawback whereas initially testing the Collection three with LTE, I had my very own unexplained (but ultimately resolved) points. Apple knew of this Wi-Fi community drawback quickly into the evaluation course of and mentioned it was wanting right into a repair that will are available in a software program replace. WatchOS four.zero.1 is that replace, and it is solely accessible for Collection three watches. No software program updates can be found for my Collection 2 watch, however watchOS four.zero.1 is able to obtain for my Collection three gadget.

To obtain watchOS four.zero.1, go to the Watch app in your iDevice and navigate to Common, then Software program Replace. Your Apple Watch Collection three have to be related to Wi-Fi, positioned on its charger, and have at the very least 50-percent battery life to obtain watchOS four.zero.1.

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