Apple Pulls watchOS 3.1.1 Upgrade Right after Bricking Problems
Previously this few days,along with its common release of iOS 10.2,Apple also rolled out watch OS 3.1.1 for its original Watch,much better Watch Series 1, and the fresh Watch Series 2. As suggested by the pregressive increase in the edition number over the earlier release, watchOS 3.1.1 was not meant as a main feature upgrade, but rather a small collection of bug repairs and stability enhancements for its wearable products.
But it looks that points haven’t quite gone according to strategy. Far from increasing the efficiency of their devices, some Apple Watch owners are reporting important issues with the update,which has resulted in their Watches becoming completely bricked.
The problem shows up to primarily affect the latest Watch Series 2, which released in September,and not all devices are affected, with many owners with success installing the update without any kind of problems.
But all those who have been affected report that right after setting up, their Watch is absolutely unresponsive, displaying a red exclamation symbol and directing all of them to visit www.apple.com/help/watch. The support website informs them to try a force-restart of the unit, but owners say that that doesn’t resolve the issue, leaving them with no choice but to return their devices for replacement,because Apple Stores are unable to service Watches in-house.
Apple has since pulled the watchOS 3.1.1 upgrade, and it’s not yet very clear when it plans to continue the roll-out.