Apple roll out watchOS 7.6.1 with security update - The Statesman

Apple roll out watchOS 7.6.1 with security update

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Apple watchOS 7.6.1 is here with a minor update to the watchOS 7 operating system (OS) released in September 2020.

As per reports, watchOS 7.6.1 comes two weeks after the release of watchOS 7.6, an update that brought ECG capabilities to new regions.

The update can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General and then Software Update.


To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least a 50 per cent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in the range of the iPhone.

According to Apple’s release notes, the watchOS 7.6.1 update includes important security updates, and it is recommended for all users.

Recently, media reports said that the Apple Watch has again been credited with helping to detect a user’s potentially life-threatening heart condition.