Apple Releases watchOS 4.3.1 With watchOS 1 App Warnings, Bug Fixes

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    Apple today released watchOS 4.3.1, a small update to the watchOS 4 operating system that runs on the Apple Watch. watchOS 4.3.1 comes more than a month after the release of watchOS 4.3, a major update that introduced Portrait Nightstand Mode and re-added iPhone music controls.

    watchOS 4.3.1 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the iPhone.

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    As a 4.x.x update, watchOS 4.3.1 is minor in scale, focusing primarily on bug fixes and other under-the-hood performance improvements, with no major feature changes discovered during the beta testing period.

    Prior to the release of watchOS 4.3.1, Apple stopped letting developers update Apple Watch apps built on the original watchOS 1 SDK. Starting with watchOS 4.3.1, you'll see an alert when launching a watchOS 1 app warning you that the app may not be compatible with future versions of watchOS.

    This warning suggests Apple will perhaps drop support for watchOS 1 apps entirely in the future, perhaps in the upcoming watchOS 5 update that Apple will unveil at the Worldwide Developers Conference next week.

    According to Apple's release notes, the watchOS 4.3.1 update also fixes a bug that could cause the Apple Watch to sometimes remain at the Apple Logo during startup for some users.

    Article Link: Apple Releases watchOS 4.3.1 With watchOS 1 App Warnings, Bug Fixes
     
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    Calling it now. WatchOS 5 won't run on the S0, but hoping that means that Apple allows Watch apps to bake in more functionality. No doubt these warnings are a sign of that.
     
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    Whats this have to do with this thread, WatchOS 4.3.1 Release?

    Back on the topic....imessages do better job syncing now with phone?
     
  5. tridley68 macrumors 6502a

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    Downloading it now hope it doesn't mess anything up.
     
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    I am sure those that spent $10,000 for their original blinged out Apple Watches will be happy to hear they could soon be doorstops.
     
  7. Baerok macrumors member

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    I'm glad they fixed the issue with the watch not booting up properly, I was affected by it.
     
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    Well, seeing as they NEVER synced with the phone before, any syncing would be a better job.
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G5

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    I'm sure that anyone that spent that much views it as purely disposable income and simply doesn't care seeing as they've definitely updated by now anyway.
     
  10. Kognito, May 29, 2018
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    Read the article or even the title and you’ll see that WatchOS 4.3.1 is warning about old apps. Hence my speculation.
     
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    Watch OS 1 was a joke anyway. Why they launched with apps running wirelessly is beyond me.
     
  12. chucker23n1 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe, or they might have some more significant features that won't work on S0.

    Either way, this will probably be the year I'll upgrade mine.
     
  13. meetajhu macrumors member

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    They said “WatchOS 1” and not Watch 1?
     
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    The type of people that can drop 10k on a watch probably won’t notice the money missing when they buy a new 1k$ watch.
     
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    The First generation Apple Watch is the Apple Watch edition, which was offered in 18 karat gold.
     
  16. chucker23n1 macrumors 68020

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    The Edition also exists in other generations, but meetajhu's point is that this only limits watchOS 1 apps; it doesn't per se limit the series 0's ability to run future watchOS versions. (But it's likely that that, too, will soon be limited.)
     
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    Pretty sure they aren't running WatchOS 1 on that watch right now.
     
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    There is only one 18K _Gold_ Edition, hence why I Referenced this regarding the relation to Watch 1 (Or commonly referred to as the First Gen watch). I’m aware of the Ceramic Edition.
     
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    Freaking great news. The fact that Apple ever allowed these kind of abomination apps was ridiculous in the first place. Apple should have always just said app store coming soon with WatchOS 2. Can't come soon enough.
     
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    On The subject of the first generation Apple Watch, I actually preferred using the watch stock because of some of the speed inconsistencies, just using the stock apps for fitness, notifications, etc, I thought It did perfectly with this, but it did struggle with third-party apps with performance sometimes and random crashes. Still a great watch for what its worth, likely depends how you’re using and what for.
     
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    At least it no longer requires being on the charger to install.
     
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    Why does updating the Watch take sofa king long? Seriously.
    I'd like to add that to the wish list for WatchOS 5!
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    What?
     
  24. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    So 4.3.1 didn't add iMessage in the cloud for the Watch right? So I still have to delete messages one by one on my watch, it won't get deleted if I delete them on my iPhone?
     
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    Nope! But let’s wait and see if we hear anything regarding this on Monday. Here’s hoping!
     

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