Updates Now Available for macOS Sierra, iOS, watchOS

It’s update time again! macOS Sierra 10.12.1, iOS 10.1 and Apple watchOS 3.1 software updates are now available, which include general software and performance improvements and these features:
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macOS Sierra 10.12.1
The macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update improves the stability, compatibility and security of Mac and is recommended for all users. This update:

  • Adds an automatic smart album in Photos for Depth Effect images take on iPhone 7 Plus
  • Improves the compatibility of Microsoft Office when using iCloud Desktop and Documents
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from updating when using a Microsoft Exchange account
  • Fixes an issue that caused text to sometimes paste incorrectly when using Universal Clipboard
  • Improves reliability of Auto Unlock with AppleWatch
  • Improves security and stability in Safari
For more information, see the following resources:



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iOS 10.1
This update includes Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus (beta), transit directions for Japan, stability improvements and bug fixes:

  • Provides new Messages option to replay bubble and full screen effects
  • Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
  • Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for Apple Watch for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace
  • Improves Bluetooth connectivity with third-party accessories
  • Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep
Products compatible with this software update:
  • iPhone 5 or later
  • iPad (4th generation) or later
  • iPad mini 2 or later
  • iPod touch (6th generation) or later
For more information, see the following resources:



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watchOS 3.1
This update includes the following improvements and bug fixes:
  • Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace
  • Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch
  • Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing
  • Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled
  • Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text
  • New option to replay bubble and full screen effects in Messages
  • Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the notification for Timer complete to be delivered twice
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent Apple Watch Series 2 from fully charging
  • Resolves an issue where Activity rings may disappear from the watch face
  • Fixes an issue that prevented Force Touch options from appearing in some third-party apps
For more information, see the following resources:
For information on the security content of these updates, please visit Apple security updates.
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