Apple Releases watchOS 7.0.2 with fixes for battery, ECG app

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Apple has today released watchOS 7.0.2, bringing a fix for an issue that caused an Apple Watch's battery to drain more quickly than expected.

According to Apple's release notes, via MacRumors this update:

  • Addresses an issue that could cause the battery to drain more quickly
  • Resolves an issue that prevented some users from accessing the ECG app in regions where it is available

As watchOS 7.0.2 appears to have been released to address a small number of specific issues, our expectation is that it does not contain any accessibility changes for blind and low-vision users; however, if you notice any changes, improvements or regressions in this release, please post a comment with your findings.

watchOS 7.0.2 is available via Over-the-Air Update (Settings > General > Software Update) or by going to the Watch app on your iPhone and navigating to General> Software Update. To install the update, your Watch must be connected to its charger and have at least 50% battery power.

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