watchOS 9.1 Problems Fixed, Features, New Issues & More

watchOS 9.1 update

watchOS 9.1 update

Apple has released watchOS 9.1 build number 20S75 for Apple Watch4 and later. This update includes new features, improvements and fixes! Check out what’s new, review the problems fixed as well as any other new issues.

watchOS 9.1 Problems Fixed

watchos 9.1 problems fixed
According to the release notes Apple has patched five bugs in this update:

  • 1. Voice feedback of average pace incorrect during Outdoor Run.
  • 2. Chance of rain estimates shown in Weather don’t reflect the same values shown on the iPhone for the current location.
  • 3. Hourly weather complications display times as AM instead of PM.
  • 4. Time duration stuck during Strength Training Workout.
  • 5. VoiceOver doesn’t announce app name before reading notification when multiple notifications are received.
  • Other issues fixed and not mentioned in the release notes are listed here:

  • To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)
  • Fact: watchOS 9.1 also addresses a bunch of security issues. You can review them all in Apple’s security note.

watchOS 9.1 Issues

New problems that surface in this version are listed below, along with available fixes or workarounds:

  • 1. Move goal not working properly for Eddy (Apple Watch 6). The goal is accomplished very easy 5-10x times easier.
  • 2. Watch not tracking metrics anymore after update for Denise.
  • 3. Watch continues to ring even after dialer hangs up. Reported by Kimberly.
  • To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)
  • Tip: More known problems are available in Apple’s Developer release notes.

watchOS 9.1 Features

watchos 9.1 features
The release notes mention a few improvements including:

  • 1. Apple Music is now able to download when Apple Watch is not connected to its charger via Wi-Fi or cellular data.
  • 2. Matter support is included in this update. It’s the new smart home connectivity standard that allows smart home accessories to work cross-platform.
  • 3. Battery life extended during specific Workouts including: Walking, Running and Hiking. This is achieved by reducing the frequency of heart rate and GPS reading in Apple Watch 8, SE 2 and Ultra.
  • Any other improvements spotted by users will be highlighted here:

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

watchOS 9.1 Download

    This update is available, over-the-air in the Watch app on the paired iPhone:

  • In the My Watch tab, go for General -> Software Update.
  • Tap Download and Install and be patient until watchOS 9.1 is requested, downloaded, prepared, verified and installed on your wrist-worn device.

Have you installed watchOS 9.1 on Apple Watch? What’s your feedback? Did you notice any other changes that aren’t mentioned in this article? What about new bugs? Share your findings in the comments!

Related: Apple has also rolled out iOS 16.1 (20B82), iPadOS 16.1 (20B82), macOS Ventura 13 (22A380), tvOS 16.1 (20K71), HomePod 16.1, macOS 12.6.1 and macOS Big Sur 11.7.1.