Apple Releases watchOS 5.0.1 Update for Apple Watch With Activity Ring Fix

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today released a new software update for the Apple Watch, upgrading watchOS 5 to watchOS 5.0.1. The new watchOS 5.0.1 release comes 10 days after Apple released the watchOS 5 update.

    watchOS 5.0.1 can be downloaded for free 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.

    The watchOS 5.0.1 update is minor in scale and focuses on fixing bugs that have been discovered since the watchOS 5 update. According to Apple's release notes, watchOS 5.0.1 addresses an issue that caused a "small number of users" to see increased exercise minutes, fixes a bug that caused some users not to receive stand credit in the afternoon, and solves a problem that could prevent the Apple Watch from charging.

    watchOS 5, the latest major watchOS update, brought a slew of new features to the operating system. It includes Activity Competitions for challenging friends, a Walkie-Talkie mode with real-time push-to-talk communication, support for Siri shortcuts, new watch faces, and tons more.

    For details on everything new in watchOS 5, make sure to check ourtour watchOS 5 roundup.

    Article Link: Apple Releases watchOS 5.0.1 Update for Apple Watch With Activity Ring Fix
  2. Black Magic macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
  3. Baymowe335 macrumors 601

    Oct 6, 2017
  4. Black Magic macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    and now I see it.
  5. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
  6. KIL01420 macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2018
    Does anyone know if this update brought back time travel?
  7. agsystems macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2013
    Good thing I am staying away from 12 on my main devices - I only have it on my iPad 10.5 which I don’t care if it’s flaky - I think by 12.02, 12.03,12.1 a lot more uncovered bugs will be squashed
  8. jud.stade macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    Any word on if this brings back missing complications, like Messages and Home?
  9. Chloros macrumors regular


    May 4, 2016
    Great news...ill go ahead and update the internet
  10. newtestleper macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2013
    So close.
  11. GizmoDVD macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2008
    Let's see if it fixes missing mail notifications and Hey Siri because slow as crap.
  12. bluespider macrumors 6502


    May 12, 2009
    Space Coast FL
    maybe walkie talkie will finally accept my invitations :)
  13. cpnotebook80 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2007
    The download and install taking too long for just 50mb of so file.o_O
  14. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

    Oct 2, 2015
    I hope that one day, Apple does away with "Make sure Apple Watch is on it's charger".
  15. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    This is about WatchOS 5.0.1, not iOS 12.
  16. Alendrix macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2011
    So let's see. With my new Apple Watch 4, I was finally getting a fair amount of exercise ring credit on an Outdoor Walk workout (Avg Pace 20 minutes, which is 3mph), and walking for 20 minutes was giving me roughly 15 minutes of 'exercise ring'.

    I guess after this update, it'll go back to 'normal' where the above walk will give me 2-3 minutes of exercise ring for the same activity? Nice....:-/
  17. Moorepheus macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2012
    Niagara Falls, NY
    I thought it was just me about my watch not wanting to charge. Put it on the charger and it would take a minute or two to register. I have tried different chargers, but same results. Connect different apple watch and it connected right away. Interesting.

    hhmm, I have done that last two updates unplugged, including upgrade to WatchOs 5
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    I was missing all kinds of notifications before WatchOs 5, so it's not much of a change yet.
  18. Black Magic macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    This is a watchOS update. Also, not sure why you are holding off from updating to iOS 12? You are only hurting yourself and missing out on performance and features. Sometimes people can be too smart for themselves.
  19. al256 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2001
    I'm not a fan of entering my pin code on the watch to download this update to the watch. For years now, I just put my watch on the charger and start the update download. Anyone else thrown off by this change?
  20. jarred125 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2011
    Ya think? Isn’t that the point?
  21. newtestleper macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2013
    I didn’t get prompted to. Sure you just didn’t do it because you saw the keypad appear somehow before it updated?
  22. lsbuffs macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2009
    Update sure was quick on the Series 4. Guessing 3-4 minutes for the install? This compared to what, 45 minutes or more on some earlier series watches?
  23. Black Magic macrumors 68020

    Black Magic

    Sep 30, 2012
    I'd like to see these updates auto installed late at night once updates become available. Supposedly iOS 12 added this feature for iOS updates, they need to consider it for the watch too.
  24. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    This time next year, search and replace 12 with 13 and post.
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    Not while there isn’t a user-accessible rollback process...
  25. djcerla macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2015
    After just 2 days with the AW4 Cellular, carrying the iPhone when I go out is a complete no-no.

    It’s a wonderful feeling of freedom; now I realize how much useless social network and website checking I was doing. A complete revelation. This is the beginning of the end for the smartphone as far as I can tell.

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