watchOS 9.0.1 Bugs Fixed, Features, Improvements & Problems

watchOS 9.0.1

watchOS 9.0.1

Apple has released watchOS 9.0.1 for Apple Watch Ultra models. This version has build number 20R8380 and is a day-one update for the new premium Apple Watch model. It includes improvements and bug fixes!

watchOS 9.0.1 Update Not Available?

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Before you move on, please be aware that this release is exclusive to the new Apple Watch Ultra! This means that any other model compatible with watchOS 9 won’t get the update.

If you’re an early adopter you will be able to find the update on the paired iPhone in the Watch app:

  • Browse the My Watch tab and go for General -> Software Update and the update will show up.
  • Tap Download and Install and follow the on-screen prompts to update over-the-air as usual.
  • Tip: For watchOS 9.0.1 to be installed the watch has to be connected to its charger, with battery level over 50%.

watchOS 9.0.1 Bugs Fixed

According to Apple’s release notes this version comes with bug fixes and improvements. There’s a single fix mentioned:

  • Distorted audio during phone calls using speakers has been FIXED.
  • Any other watchOS 9.0 issues fixed in this release are listed below:

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

watchOS 9.0.1 Problems

Our readers have reported close to 20 issues since the release of watchOS 9. You can review them all, together with their available workarounds over here.

If you encounter them in watchOS 9.0.1 please share it in the comments section and we will update them here:

  • To be updated!

watchOS 9.0.1 Features

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This is a minor bug fixing update, so we don’t expect any new features. However, if you spot something don’t hesitate to share it with us!

We recommend you to update Apple Watch Ultra to watchOS 9.0.1 as soon as you unbox it, to avoid any unwanted software problems. Once you do, please share your feedback, especially if you encounter errors and issues!

Related: Apple has also released a software update for the new AirPods Pro 2 that will be launched tomorrow. More details available soon!