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Apple pushes out updates to fix Apple Watch Series 7 icons issue

Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminum colors
Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminum colors (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

-Apple has fixed an issue with Apple Watch Series 7 app icons. - Previously some apps were experiencing issues because of vector icons. - Apple is now rolling out updates to fix the problem.

Apple appears to be rolling out updates to apps on the Apple Watch Series 7 to fix a problem with icons.

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A multitude of third-party Apple Watch apps have been updated by Apple over recent days with the note:

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch icon.

It follows a previous issue where apps using vector items weren't showing properly on the new Apple Watch. From last week:

Anyone frantically setting up their hot new Apple Watch Series 7 might be in for a tricky time when installing some third-party apps — because their icons are missing.As I've noticed on my own Apple Watch and has been confirmed by others, some third-party apps are simply not having their icons rendered on-screen. That, in turn, can make it impossible to tell which app is which depending on the app view you are using.

With any luck this will fix the issue that saw both app icons and complications not showing up on Apple Watch Series 7 home screens.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.