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Apple has released a minor update for the WatchOS 5 that fixes the charging issue and activity-related problems that some users have been facing.

“WatchOS 5.0.1 is a minor update which addresses an issue that caused a ‘small number of users’ to see increased exercise minutes, fixing a bug that caused some users not to receive stand credit and also solves a charging problem of the Apple Watch,” MacRumors reported late on Thursday.



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This is WatchOS 5’s first update that came just 10 days after Apple rolled out the updated operating system with features like activity competitions, “Walkie-Talkie” mode with real-time push-to-talk communication, support for Siri shortcuts and new watch faces, among others.

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The update is available over-the-air (OTA) for all users. (IANS


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