Apple Launches watchOS 2.1

Following the release of watchOS 2.0.1 to the public about seven weeks ago, the company has officially launched an all-new build of watchOS, watchOS 2.1 build number 13S661, to all Apple Watch owners for download and update.

watchOS 2.1 brings some new features, bug fixes, as well as under-the-hood enhancements such as:

  • Adds support for system language in Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Malay, Portuguese (Portugal), and Vietnamese 
  • Adds support for Right-to-Left user interface 
  • Adds ability to switch between Latin and Hindi numerals for Arabic 
  • Adds a new complication for Islamic and Hebrew Calendars 
  • Adds support for Siri and dictation in Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates) 
  • Adds support for dictation in English (Malaysia), Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Portuguese (Portugal), and Vietnamese 
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent events from updating in the Calendar complication 
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent the time from displaying in Power Reserve mode 
  • Addresses issues that could prevent third party apps from launching 
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent third-party app icons from displaying correctly 
  • Fixes an issue that could cause instability when changing the system language
watchOS 2.1 is now available through Software Update by heading to the Apple Watch app on the iPhone > General > Software Update.