Apple has rolled out watchOS 8.1.1, a minor update to the September-released watchOS 8 operating system. Few weeks after the release of watchOS 8.1, which brought SharePlay Fitness+ group workouts and other features, Apple has released watchOS 8.1.1.
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How To Update Your Device To The New Watch 8.1.1
Go to General > Software Update in the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone to download watchOS 8.1.1 for free. The Apple Watch must have at least 50% battery life, be connected to a charger, and be within range of the iPhone in order to install the new software. Only the Apple Watch Series 7 is compatible with watchOS 8.1.1.
Inline with the published note from Apple, watchOS 8.1.1 update fixes a charging issue found in the Watch Series 7 model. According to Apple this issue can prevent the Watch device from charging as expected for some users.
Meanwhile, many Apple Watch OS7 Official Version Released: Supports Apple Fitness+ with owners complaining of a slugish charging speeds for their devices, this update should fix the bug causing the problem. Hence Apple admonish all to ensure their device is updated to the latest OS.