watchOS 2.2.1 update squashes Apple Watch bugs

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A fresh watchOS update is now available.
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Apple Watch wearers received a new software update today in the form of watchOS 2.2.1 that has been made available to the public after two beta versions were tested by developers.


The software update isn’t as feature-packed as watchOS 2.2 that Apple dropped two months ago, but it does contain a number of critical bug fixes to make Apple Watch run smoother than ever.

Apple Watch owners can grab watchOS 2.2.1 through the Apple Watch iPhone app. Your device must have 50 percent battery before the update can be installed.

The small update contains some security improvements, however, the previous betas didn’t come with any major UI changes or new features.

Apple is expected to unveil a major set of changes coming to Apple Watch during its WWDC keynote that will also feature iOS 10 and the next big OS X update.