Apple Officially Releases Unexpected watchOS 7.3.1 Update

Apple has officially released a new watchOS update today, but this time, only a couple of devices are getting it.

More specifically, watchOS 7.3.1 is specifically aimed at the Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch SE, and Apple explains the purpose of this release is to resolve an issue hitting Power Reserve.

In other words, if you currently own an Apple Watch model other than the two mentioned above, you shouldn’t be able to see the update on your iPhone. Those with an Apple Watch Series 5 or Apple Watch SE can head over to the settings app on the Apple Watch and check for new software updates or simply launch the Apple Watch app on the iPhone to get it.

Only available for two models

According to the official changelog, today’s update corrects an issue that prevented these devices from charging, and this is most likely why the watchOS 7.3.1 lands totally out of the blue. Apple didn’t want to wait any longer given some devices would no longer be a… (read more)

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