watchOS 5.1 was rolling out this week, but Apple already pulled the software update after some Apple Watch owners experienced a not-so-simple bug.
Your Apple Watch could get bricked once watchOSÂ 5.1 downloads and installs. Multiple owners are saying that, after restarting their devices, thereâ€™s nothing but an Apple logo to show. The affected units arenâ€™t getting past that, leaving the user with a useless smartwatch.
So far, there isnâ€™t a workaround. The Apple Watch, no matter the model, canâ€™t overcome this. Fortunately, not all units are getting bricked. Some are lucky, others not so much.
Apple hasnâ€™t said anything about the issue, but it did pull the software update in an effort to prevent worsening the severity. If your Apple Watch was bricked from watchOS 5.1, we recommend getting in touch with Apple Support as soon as possible.
Just wait for Apple to re-release watchOS 5.1 if you havenâ€™t downloaded and installed it yet. In the coming days, we should see a tweaked version that wonâ€™t damage the Apple Watch.
Article source: https://www.technobuffalo.com/2018/10/31/watchos-update-apple-watch-bricking/