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Apple releases update for watchOS 7.3.1

Apple has released an update bringing watchOS to version 7.3.1, updating the Apple Watch software two weeks after the last release.

Apple on Monday issued a new update for watchOS 7.3.1 to the public. The update appears to be limited to the Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch SE, fixing a charging issue that can manifest on those models.

Users can update watchOS to the latest build by opening the Apple Watch app on their iPhone, tapping My Watch, then General, then Software Update, then Install. Once downloaded, the Apple Watch should be placed on a charger to allow the update to install.

Alternately, the update can be performed directly on the Apple Watch by entering the Settings app, tapping General, then Software Update, then Install. Users with automatic updates will receive the update once it has downloaded and installed during the next available charging period.

Apple's previous update, watchOS 7.3, was released on January 26. Its updates included the Unity watch face, Time to Walk for Apple Fitness+ subscribers, an update to the ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications in select countries, and a fix for a Control Center issue.

Update February 15, 1:31 PM ET: This release was initially flagged as a beta release. AppleInsider regrets the error.