Apple today released a new software update for the Apple Watch, upgrading watchOS 5 to watchOS 5.0.1. The new watchOS 5.0.1 release comes 10 days after Apple released the watchOS 5 update.
watchOS 5.0.1 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General -> Software Update.
To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the iPhone.
The watchOS 5.0.1 update is minor in scale and focuses on fixing bugs that have been discovered since the watchOS 5 update. According to Apple’s release notes, [...]
If you updated your iPhone to iOS 12 this week and noticed that some Activity Challenge awards are missing, you’re not alone.
In a new support document, Apple has acknowledged that five limited edition awards may be temporarily unavailable in the Activity app after updating to iOS 12, presumably due to a minor software bug of some kind.
They include:Thanksgiving Day Challenge 2016 Mother’s Day Challenge 2017 Veterans Day Challenge 2017 Thanksgiving Day Challenge 2017 China National Fitness Day 2018
Apple is aware of this issue and will address it in an upcoming software update, according to the support document.
MacRumors has [...]
Ahead of upcoming Twitter changes set to be implemented tomorrow, Tapbots has released an updated version of its Tweetbot app for iOS devices, removing several features that have been present in the app for years.
Timeline streaming over Wi-Fi has been disabled, which means Twitter timelines will refresh every one to two minutes instead of as new tweets come in. We’ve been using the Tweetbot for iOS app in a beta capacity with these changes implemented, and while it’s not a huge change, the delay is noticeable.
Push notifications for Mentions and Direct Messages are also delayed by a few minutes, and push notifications for likes, retweets, follows, [...]
In watchOS 5, there’s a new Apple Watch activity feature that’s designed to motivate people to work out and get active through competitions with friends.
You can challenge any friend to a seven-day competition on Apple Watch, with each person earning points for filling their rings each day.
How to Start a Competition
You can begin a competition on the Apple Watch itself or within the Activity app on the iPhone, with the latter method being the easiest way to get going.
Before a competition can start, you need to be sharing your activity information with the person you’re challenging, which you can do by following these steps: [...]