Apple fixes Watch Series 5, SE battery issue by rolling out watchOS 7.3.1; Here's how to download | HT Tech

Apple fixes Watch Series 5, SE battery issue by rolling out watchOS 7.3.1; Here's how to download

“watchOS 7.3.1 addresses an issue that prevented some Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch SE devices from charging after entering Power Reserve,” states the update changelog.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Feb 17 2021, 12:38 IST
Apple Watch.
Apple Watch. (Unsplash)
Apple Watch.
Apple Watch. (Unsplash)

Recently we came across reports mentioning that Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Series 5 users were facing issues with the battery of their devices. The problem was specific to Battery Saving power reserve mode in both the models. And as a result, Apple was offering a free repair to these users. However, the firm has rolled out watchOS 7.3.1 to these users that fixes the issue.

“watchOS 7.3.1 addresses an issue that prevented some Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch SE devices from charging after entering Power Reserve,” states the update changelog.

watchOS 7.3.1.
watchOS 7.3.1. (HT Tech)
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watchOS 7.3.1. (HT Tech)

In case, you are one of the affected users, all your need to do is to follow these steps to update the Watch Series 5, SE right away:

Step 1: Open ‘Watch' app.

Step 2: Tap on ‘General' option.

Step 3: Tap on ‘Software Update'.

Step 4: When you see the update, download and install it.

It is worth adding that during the installation, the Watch should have 50% or more battery and should be kept on the charger.

If you want to check if your watch is facing this issue or not, you can simply place it on the charger and wait for at least half an hour. If the device fails to begin charging, it means that the device is affected.

The Watch Series 5 was launched in September 2019, alongside the iPhone 11 series. However, it was discontinued a year later with the arrival of Apple Watch Series 6. Last year, the company also launched its more affordable Apple Watch SE.

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First Published Date: 17 Feb, 12:38 IST
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