Apple has today released watchOS 7.3.1 for Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch SE users, fixing charging issues where the watch would not charge after going into Power Reserve mode.
This update is currently only available for Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch SE models.
According to Apple, “watchOS 7.3.1 addresses an issue that prevented some Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch SE devices from charging after entering Power Reserve.”
Before you update your Apple Watch, make sure that you have a compatible iPhone with the latest version of iOS. For this update, you’ll require an iPhone 6s or later running iOS 14. Also, make sure that your iPhone is connected to WiFi and your Apple Watch has at least 50% charge. Your iPhone and your Apple Watch should be in close proximity to each other. To update your Apple Watch to the latest version of watchOS, Go to the Watch App on your iPhone, then go to My Watch>General>Software Update and update your watch to the latest watchOS version, which is watchOS 7.3.1 at this time of this article. watchOS 7.3.1 is now available for the Apple Watch Series 5 and the Apple Watch SE.
You can also update your Apple Watch right from your wrist! You just need to make sure that the watch is connected to WiFi, then head on over to Settings>General>Software Update on your watch and tap on Install. Cool Handy Feature, right? This works with subsequent updates for Apple Watch models running watchOS 6 or later.
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