Apple releases watchOS 9.0.1 update for Apple Watch Ultra

Apple is releasing the first software update for its premium Apple Watch Ultra, a day one update for those who will receive the watch tomorrow. Incremental upgrade on Apple Watch Ultra is labeled with watchOS 9.0.1 version number. However, this is a minor update to watchOS 9 released last week. Read on to learn more about the new watchOS 9.0.1 update for Apple Watch Ultra.

Apple installs the new software on the Apple Watch Ultra with the 20R8380 version number. As this is a minor incremental upgrade, it is relatively smaller in size than regular updates. Yes, this update is limited to the Apple Watch Ultra, it rolls with improvements and bug fixes.

According to the watchOS 9.0.1 release notes, the update fixes the audio distortion issue during phone calls using speakers, the same is mentioned on the Apple support page here is the full changelog.

  • Sound may be distorted during phone calls using speakers

Obviously, this is an incremental upgrade over the recently released watchOS 9. You can access new features in watchOS 9 – the improved workout app with three new running form metrics, including stride length, ground contact time, and vertical oscillation. There are four new customizable watch faces including the Astronomy face, Lunar face, Playtime with animated numbers, joined by the Metropolitan watch face with beautiful color combinations.

Apple Watch Ultra owners can install the new software from the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. Make sure your iPhone is running on the latest version of iOS 16 (the current version is iOS 16.0.2). You can switch to software updates in the Apple Watch app and then install new software.

Once you tap on the install button, it will download and install the latest update on your Apple Watch Ultra. Once the installation process is complete, the watch will automatically restart with the latest watchOS 9.0.1 update.

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