Alongside the iOS 9.1, Apple has rolled out a new watchOS 2.0.1 update for the Apple Watch. The update comes almost a month after Apple made available the watchOS 2 that was released in late September.

Weighing in at 62.8MB, the latest version contains new emojis, performance improvements, and also addresses bug issues. One of the significant fixes is for issues affecting the battery life of the smartwatch. Following is the list of changes Apple has added to the watchOS 2.0.1:

  • Fixes an issue that could cause software updates to stall
  • Fixes issues that were impacting battery performance
  • Resolves an issue that prevented a managed iPhone from syncing iOS Calendar events to Apple Watch
  • Addresses an issue that could prevent location information from properly updating
  • Fixes an issue that could cause Digital Touch to send from an email address instead of a phone number
  • Addresses an issue that could cause instability when using a Live Photo as a watch face
  • Resolves an issue that allows the sensors to stay on indefinitely when using Siri to measure heart rate

To get the latest firmware, launch the Watch app on your iPhone, then go to Settings>> Software update. Ensure that your smartwatch contains at least 50% battery and is connected to the charger. It must be in the range of your iPhone that is connected to a stable Wi-Fi. More details about the security content of watchOS 2.0.1 is available on Apple support site.