Reportedly, Apple has pulled the watchOS 5.1 update after many users reported that the new update bricked their Apple Watch Series 4.
On Tuesday, Apple rolled out their latest update to bring new functionality to the device. The new features include 70-plus new emoji, support for group FaceTime audio and a new fullscreen color watch face.
However, as soon as people updated their Apple watch, users on Twitter and Reddit complained that their watch got stuck on the Apple logo. The issue is out there in the wild now for two days and Apple is yet to fix the issue.
Be ashamed @AppleSupport for the real bad service! Brand new Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+ broken due to update 5.1 and no replacement or whatsoever.
At least 2 weeks for sending it to a repair center ????
— remon2008 (@remon2008) October 31, 2018
Users say even after restarting the watch, the device was still not able to revert back to the usable state. “Any customers impacted should contact AppleCare, but no action is required if the update installed successfully. We are working on a fix for an upcoming software update,” Apple said in the statement.
As of now, Apple is soon going to release an updated version. According to BBC, many users have been told that they need to send in the devices for a fix.
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One Apple Watch Series 4 user was told that he was asked to wait for a while. Since the repair team will take at least a week to decide whether the device needs to be “repaired or replaced.