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Apple today released watchOS 7.3.3, a minor update to the watchOS 7 operating system that was released in September. watchOS 7.3.3 comes three weeks after the release of watchOS 7.3.2, another minor update.

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‌‌The watchOS 7.3.3 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 fixes and should be installed by all users. A security support document says that the watchOS 7.3.3 update addresses a vulnerability that was actively exploited.
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to universal cross site scripting. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited.
Given that this exploit may be out in the wild, Apple Watch owners should update as soon as possible.


Article Link: Apple Releases watchOS 7.3.3 With Security Updates
 
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jbachandouris

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My AW6 is taking forever to update. I updated by 12 Pro Max and iPad Pro 11 starting at 1:07. They both finished at 1:23.

It's now 1:31 and the progress bar on the watch has barely moved. I started the update on the actual watch.

And yes, it's been on the charger the whole time and the watch is at 100% charge now.
 

FilmIndustryGuy

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My AW6 is taking forever to update. I updated by 12 Pro Max and iPad Pro 11 starting at 1:07. They both finished at 1:23.

It's now 1:31 and the progress bar on the watch has barely moved. I started the update on the actual watch.

And yes, it's been on the charger the whole time and the watch is at 100% charge now.
you aren't crying loud enough. if only these updates could be instant so that you can go back to scrolling through random pictures on instagram
 

jbachandouris

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I rebooted phone and watch as the download never even got anywhere. Now I get 'an error occurred....'

My guess is they pulled it. Glad you didn't brick your watch.

Says 'preparing' now so I guess all is well.
 
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DeepIn2U

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Didn't expect this today but glad Apple fixed a vulnerability.
I’m not sure what the cross-scripting exploit actually does, it is something that was actuively exploited too. I’m guessing Maps or a News article could visually change within the content.


has the fix for WatchOS to tríela understand what Mirror on Phone means?! As in I delete text or iMessage it’s deleted on Watch regardless of being in Sleep Mode or not, when not sync.

what you mean “nah this isn’t it”.
 

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JasonFromAus

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Couldn’t they use this chance to enable ECG in Australia? We have been waiting only since series 4 released
I originally bought my watch to use the ECG feature in Australia, I've been waiting 2 years now! My understanding is the hold up is with the Aus government?
 

mxrider88

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I originally bought my watch to use the ECG feature in Australia, I've been waiting 2 years now! My understanding is the hold up is with the Aus government?
It has been approved about a month ago in Australia. And since then we have 2 watchOS updates and they still didn’t enable it..
 

DeepIn2U

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you aren't crying loud enough. if only these updates could be instant so that you can go back to scrolling through random pictures on instagram

I don't do Instagram and you can't do that from the watch. My concern was that the watch was frozen as it's been over a half hour.
Heheh .. he’s actually tried ;) lol. Just testing.
 
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