Alongside the release of iOS 12.1 today, Apple has shipped watchOS 5.1 for Apple Watch users, and a number of those updating to the latest software version have taken to social media to report that upon installing the update, watchOS crashes on the Apple logo, bricking the device making it unusable.
Luckily the bug within watchOS 5.1 doesn’t appear to be effecting every Apple Watch user, but we advise updating with caution.
Apple hasn’t yet acknowledged the apparent issue with watchOS 5.1, with a workaround/fix not found so far. Users report restarting the Apple Watch and paired iPhone doesn’t seem to fix the issue, neither does plugging-in the Apple Watch into a Mac or PC.
If you’re experiencing issues with watchOS 5, let us know in the comments below.