Apple Releases watchOS 2.1 with many improvements and bug fixes

Apple hasn’t forgotten about the Apple Watch. as the company has released a flurry of new versions to its varied platforms.

On Tuesday, Apple released watchOS 2.1 to the public. With this release, it’s been just over two months since Apple released watchOS 2 to owners, and six weeks after Apple released watchOS 2.0.1. The new software can be installed through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone, where it’s located in the General section, and then selecting Software Update.

watchOS 2.1 includes a range of bug fixes to improve the performance of the device and it also includes support for several new languages. There’s now system language support for Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Malay, Portuguese, and Vietnamese, along with expanded dictation and Siri support for several languages. Bug fixes address issues in Calendar, Power Reserve mode, third-party apps, and more.

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Apple lists the following improvements and fixes in watchOS 2.1:

  • Adds support for system language in Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Malay, Portuguese (Portugal) and Vietnamese.
  • Adds support for Right-to-Left user interface
  • Adds ability to switch between Latin and Hindi numerals for Arabic
  • Adds a new complication for Islamic and Hebrew Calendars
  • Adds support for Siri and dictation in Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)
  • Adds support for dictation in English (Malaysia), Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Portuguese (Portugal) and Vietnamese
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent events from updating in the Calendar complication
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent the time from displaying in Power Reserve mode
  • Addresses issues that could prevent third-party apps from launching
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent third-party app icons from displaying correctly
  • Fixes an issue that could cause instability when changing the system language

Security content of the watchOS 2.1 update is listed here.

To install this update on your Apple Watch, use the companion Watch app on your iPhone. Just go to My Watch → Software Update and you should see the update prompt. If not, wait a little until the changes have propagated to the part of the world where you live in.

Make sure your watch is in range of its connected iPhone, which must be connected to Wi-Fi, hooked up to its charging disc and charged at least fifty percent.

Otherwise, the update won’t install.

Apple Releases watchOS 2.1 with many improvements and bug fixes

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