Apple Watch gets 7 new complications in watchOS 5.1.1

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Apple Watch Series 4 Infogram Watch Face
Don't get too excited just yet!
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Apple rolled out a watchOS 5.1.1 update this week to address an issue that caused some Series 4 devices to enter a boot loop when upgrading to watchOS 5.1. And that’s not all the update delivered; there are also seven new complications to enjoy.

But there is a catch that a lot of Apple Watch owners won’t be happy with.

Apple’s newest update brings everything we expected from watchOS 5.1, including over 70 new emoji, and solid color watch faces that fill the Apple Watch’s screen. It also makes it safe for Series 4 users to update their devices after a serious bug was eliminated.

Sadly, the ECG app still hasn’t been added — but there are some new complications.

Apple adds 7 new complications in watchOS 5.1.1

The new complications are for Home, Mail, Maps, Messages, News, Phone, and Remote. You can preview them in the Face Gallery section of the Apple Watch app after your devices have been updated to iOS 12.1.1 and watchOS 5.1.1.

Don’t expect to see them if you haven’t purchased an Apple Watch Series 4, however. The complications are exclusive to Apple’s newest wearable, unfortunately for those with Series 3 and older devices, and only available with the Infograph and Infograph Modular faces.

What’s more, even those who do have a Series 4 device can’t actually use the new complications just yet. Although they are present in the Face Gallery, they don’t appear properly on the Apple Watch after they have been selected. You’ll see blank spaces instead.

Look out for watchOS 5.1.2

It’s thought the complications are meant for watchOS 5.1.2, which should be rolled out to developers in beta sometime this week. It seems Apple may have forgotten to remove them from an update that wasn’t quite ready for the public yet, but had to be released anyway.

Because the complications aren’t properly active yet, we can’t be sure what they will do. It’s believed they are just launcher shortcuts for their respective apps.

Via: 9to5Mac