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Apple today released watchOS 7.3.2, a minor update to the watchOS 7 operating system that was released in September. watchOS 7.3.s comes three weeks after the release of watchOS 7.3.1, a bug fix update.

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‌‌The watchOS 7.3.2 update‌‌ 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.

According to Apple's release notes, the software provides an important security fix to address a WebKit bug that could allow maliciously crafted web content to execute code.

Article Link: Apple Releases watchOS 7.3.2 With Security Updates
 
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kevcube

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I'm getting an error when trying to check for updates from my watch, and if I try to check in the watch app on my iPhone, it tells me I need to first upgrade my iPhone's software. My iPhone is on 14.4.1....
 
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myrtlebee

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No problems at all updating my Series 3 Apple Watch. This is my third or fourth software update since getting my watch in November and have not had any of the dreaded problems people warn of with the Series 3 not being able to download updates due to lack of space. This is not to say that others don't experience the issue, but for me, there have been no problems. I think anyone considering a Series 3 as a basic Apple Watch should not be deterred from getting one because if fear they won't be able to update their watch easily.
 
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anshuvorty

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Um...I just don't understand what a hacker can actually do if they can execute code on an Apple Watch? The thing is so limited and so slow...
 
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dojoman

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I'm getting an error when trying to check for updates from my watch, and if I try to check in the watch app on my iPhone, it tells me I need to first upgrade my iPhone's software. My iPhone is on 14.4.1....
Yeah same issue for me. Nice going Apple always breaking stuff.
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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Ugh. Think I'll just wait for the update that lets me unlock my iPhone. Watch updates are still pretty slow/annoying. I always feel pretty naked as my Watch sits there downloading/preparing stuff.

Really? The Watch updates are totally automatic and I don't notice them at all... it updates sometime during the night while it's charging.

Phone updates, on the other hand, suck. But that's because I run an alarm clock app on my phone all night. The phone never knows it's not in use, so it never auto updates during the night. Normally I'll update it while I'm in the shower in the morning.
 
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subi257

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You are probably right. But Apple does like to skimp on the notes sometimes.
I clicked on the for more information click here link...and it said that due to the nature of security issues, information cannot be described....well something to that nature. I guess, it they say what they changed, it will give the bad guys information.
 
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I clicked on the for more information click here link...and it said that due to the nature of security issues, information cannot be described....well something to that nature. I guess, it they say what they changed, it will give the bad guys information.

My understanding is the main reason for today’s updates were to patch a serious malware vulnerability in WebKit (Safari)
 
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