Apple Updates: watchOS 3.1.3 Update Now Available; Addresses Issues On Apple Watch Since 3.1.1 UpdateBy Aria Hale, UniversityHerald Reporter
When it comes to software updates, major bug fixes should indeed be the number one priority. Such is the case of the recent software update for Apple Watch, the watchOS 3.1.3.
Just last Monday, Apple released a new batch of updates for their own line of operating system versions. Along with the watchOS 3.1.3, the iOS, macOS, and tvOS' current versions were also updated, as posted on Apple's official website. But while there were no new features for the Apple Watch included in the recent software update, the 3.1.3 version addresses major issues on accounts, auto-unlock, and other glitches that were first noticed in the 3.1.1 version.
The latest watchOS 3.1.3 update is considered the first one since the previous update was pulled out last December, as reported on Phone Arena. This was due to a significant number of user complaints such as having to take a smartwatch to the repair shop more often than not or having it totally replaced by another one being reported, ultimately affecting those who were using the Apple Watch Series 2 - wherein the users' smartwatches are described as being "bricked".
Major issues addressed by the latest watchOS 3.1.3 update include bug fixes for unexpected termination of running applications, executing arbitrary codes without permission, executing arbitrary code with kernel privileges without permission, applications reading kernel memory without permission, applications gaining root privileges without permission, system denial on local services, and other important security updates.
Meanwhile, the application updates released along with the software and the security updates mentioned above include new versions of iTunes for Windows, Safari, and iCloud for Windows. How about you? Have you already updated your Apple Watch to its recent software update? What do you think about it? Did it fix any issues your smartwatch might be having right now? Let us know in the comment section below.