Apple halts watchOS 5.1 update after it bricks new Apple Watch Series 4 devices

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Microsoft isn’t the only company having update problems. Apple has now pulled the watchOS 5.1 update following user reports that it bricked brand-new Apple Watch Series 4 devices.

Users on Twitter, Reddit, and Apple’s discussion forum began reporting Watch Series 4 were stuck on a screen with Apple’s white logo after installing watchOS 5.1. The watchOS 5.1 update was released on Tuesday alongside iOS 12.1.

As one Series 4 Watch owner describes it, after initiating the update to watchOS 5.1, “the process seemed to start in that a white apple logo appeared on watch face — however, it did NOT disappear — for hours.”

Attempts to reset the watch failed as did an attempt at unpairing the device from an


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