watchOS 8.6 Features, Improvements And Bug Fixes

watchos 8.6 update

watchOS 8.6 update

Apple has released watchOS 8.6 (19T572) with new features, improvements and bug fixes. This 6th significant watchOS 8 iteration comes a little over two months since the release of watchOS 8.5. It’s available for all watchOS 8 compatible Watches.

watchOS 8.6 Update

You can force the installation from the Watch app available on the paired iPhone:
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  • In the My Watch tab, tap on General -> Software Update.
  • watchOS 8.6 update should pop up on the screen. Tap Download and Install to begin the process. (Install button should be already available as the update is downloaded automatically via iOS.)
  • Enter iPhone Passcode and be patient until the update is verified and installed. Your Apple Watch will automatically reboot when the update ends.
  • Fact: Watch has to be connected to its charger, with battery level over 50% and in range with the paired iPhone for the installation process to work.

watchOS 8.6 Features

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The release notes, highlight two new features, both of them being related to the region of Mexico:

  • ECG app support for Apple Watch Series 4 model and later in Mexico (already available for most other regions).
  • Irregular heart rhythm notifications support for users in Mexico (already available for most others).
  • However, unmentioned new features and improvements should be available for worldwide users. If you spot anything new don’t hesitate to share it in the comments and we will update it below:

  • To be updated.

watchOS 8.6 Bug Fixes

The update log also claims that bug fixes are included in this release, without providing any other details.

Below, you can find a list with problems solved that have been identified by us or reported by other users:

  • To be updated.
  • Fact: For the security content of this update please tap here.

watchOS 8.6 Issues

Besides new features, unfortunately, new bugs might also slip trough the beta stages. Below you can find a list with new problems reported in this version:

  • To be updated.

Have you updated to watchOS 8.6? What’s your feedback? Do you notice any changes, bug fixes or new issues that aren’t covered in this article? Use the comments section to share your feedback.

Related: Apple has also released iOS 15.5 / iPadOS 15.5 (19F77), macOS 12.4 (21F79), tvOS 15.5 (19L570) and HomePod 15.5!