One day after Apple began pushing the watchOS 5.1 update to Apple Watch owners, the rollout has been halted.
Apple has paused the watchOS 5.1 update following reports on Reddit and Twitter that it was bricking some Apple Watch Series 4 devices. Users say that when they try to install the update, the Apple Watch just gets stuck at the screen with the Apple logo.
“Due to a small number of Apple Watch customers experiencing an issue while installing watchOS 5.1 today, we’ve pulled back the software update as a precaution,” Apple told TechCrunch. “Any customers impacted should contact AppleCare, but no action is required if the update installed successfully. We are working on a fix for an upcoming software update.”
The update doesn't appear to be bricking every Apple Watch Series 4 device, as some folks say that they installed it without issue. Still, it's a good move for Apple to stop the rollout of watchOS 5.1 to prevent any more watches from getting bricked. Stay tuned and we'll let you know when a new, non-bricking update is released.