Apple has started rolling out watchOS 9.6.1 to the public with a Movement Disorder API Access Issue Fix. This update comes three weeks after the release of watchOS 9.6, which was released on July 24, 2023, with important bug fixes and security improvements.
According to Apple,
“This update includes a fix for an issue that prevents access to motion data for apps that use the Movement Disorder API to track tremors and symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222“
To update to watchOS 9.6.1, users can open the Watch App on their iPhone, navigate to My Watch>General>Software Update, and tap on “Download and Install”. The update requires your Apple Watch to be near your paired iPhone and have at least 50% Battery remaining.
watchOS 9.6.1 is compatible with the following Apple Watch models:
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Apple Watch SE (1st generation and 2nd generation)
- Apple Watch Series 7
- Apple Watch Series 8
- Apple Watch Ultra
There seem to be no new features on watchOS 9.6.1, as it could be one of the last updates to watchOS 9 featuring refinements and improvements across the system. The upcoming major update to watchOS – watchOS 10 is expected to be released to the public in September with several new features and changes.
It is highly recommended to update your Apple Watch to the latest software for the best experience and the best security. Stay up-to-date on the latest Apple news and updates by downloading the Appleosophy App from the App Store or by visiting our website.