watchOS 2.1 arrives with language improvements

In yet another installment in its absolute deluge of updates, Apple has released watchOS 2.1 for the Apple Watch. It comes with improved language support for several aspects of the watch, including system languages, Siri, and dictation.

In yet another installment in its absolute deluge of updates, Apple has released watchOS 2.1 for the Apple Watch. It comes with improved language support for several aspects of the watch, including system languages, Siri, and dictation.

Here's the breakdown of what's in watchOS 2.1:

  • Adds support for system language in Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Malay, Portuguese (Portugal), and Vietnamese
  • Adds support for Right-to-Left user interface
  • Adds ability to switch between Latin and Hindi numerals for Arabic
  • Adds a new complication for Islamic and Hebrew Calendars
  • Adds support for Siri and dictation in Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)
  • Adds support for dictation in English (Malaysia), Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Portuguese (Portugal), and Vietnamese
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent events from updating in the Calendar complication
  • Fixes an issue that prevent the time from displaying in Power Reserve mode
  • Addresses issues that could prevent third party apps from launching
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent third-party app icons from displaying correctly
  • Fixes an issue that could cause instability when changing the system language

For more information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

You'll find the watchOS 2.1 update in the Apple Watch companion app by going to the app and tapping General > Software Update, and tapping Download and Install.

How to download watchOS 2.1 on your Apple Watch