Apple Pulls watchOS 3.1.1 Update After Bricking Complaints

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    Following complaints that the new watchOS 3.1.1 update is bricking some Series 2 Apple Watch models, Apple has temporarily pulled the update.

    watchOS 3.1.1 is no longer available for download from the Watch app on the iPhone, with watchOS 3.1 listed as the most recent update for those who had not already downloaded and installed 3.1.1.

    After installing watchOS 3.1.1, some Apple Watch Series 2 owners had their devices bricked. Affected Apple Watches are displaying a red exclamation mark on the screen that instructs them to visit www.apple.com/help/watch.

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    The site directs Apple Watch owners to perform a force restart of the Apple Watch by holding down the side button and the Digital Crown, and says that if a restart does not work to restore the device, it will need to be taken in for service.

    Resetting the Apple Watch has not worked for customers who have had their watches bricked by watchOS 3.1.1, and replacement Apple Watches will be required. Apple retail locations cannot service Apple Watches in store, because access to the diagnostic port (something not done in-store) is required.

    Most users who are affected by the problem own an Apple Watch Series 2, and it is not yet clear why the update failed on some devices and not on others. watchOS 3.1.1 will likely be made available again once the bug is cleared up. Customers with an Apple Watch bricked by watchOS 3.1.1 should visit an Apple retail store or contact Apple support.

    (Thanks, Manolo!)

    Article Link: Apple Pulls watchOS 3.1.1 Update After Bricking Complaints
     
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  3. Rob_2811 macrumors 68000

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    Another magical software release designed by Apple in California.
     
  4. Works4Me macrumors regular

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    Man, the days of "It just works" are long gone! Of course, let's face it, that never was really true...
     
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    I installed the update yesterday without any problems.
     
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    Good for you?

    It doesn't change the fact that it turned people's watches into a piece of metal
     
  11. JosephAW macrumors 68000

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    They have to remove the time remaining for the battery.
     
  12. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Apple is now the Microsoft of old. Man, it was a good run while it lasted...
     
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  14. profets macrumors 601

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    LOL.. right after I was posting it in the other thread.
     
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    Lul. Anyone else remember a time not so long ago when Apple wasn't so consumer hostile and made products that were actually worth buying?
     
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  18. profets macrumors 601

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    Is this still just speculation or is there an official statement from Apple?
     
  19. BootsWalking macrumors 6502a

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    The good news is that a bricked Apple Watch is only slightly less useful than a functional one.
     
  20. btrach144 macrumors 65816

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    I heard apple just released a $400 anti brick apple watch band to prevent the issue. it only comes in black right now.
     
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    So nobody here has had theirs bricked. Got it. Just the usual haters.
     
  22. profets macrumors 601

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    ?

    There's several threads with people here who have had them bricked.. myself included.

    But thanks for the useless comment.
     
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    Many complaints on the other thread of being bricked... just the usual misinformed.
     

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