Earlier this July, Apple has temporarily disabled the Apple Watch Walkie Talkie app due to a breach of code that could allow a person to listen to another customer’s iPhone without consent.
Apple’s Walkie Talkie app on Apple Watch feature lets two individuals who have accepted a mutual invitation from each other to receive audio chats via a ‘push to talk’ interface reminiscent of the PTT buttons on older cell phones.
Previously, the app removal came with an apology statement from Apple for the said bug and for the inconvenience it had brought for being unable to use the feature while an attempt to fix was made.
The damage of disabling the feature was made temporary only until a solution can be rolled out to the end devices already. The installed Walkie Talkie App will have remained on the devices, but it did not work for a time being.
Although the feature was blocked for almost two weeks ago, the Walkie-Takie app functionality has now regained its service for it rolled out its latest watchOS update on July 23rd. The watchOS 5.3 update was intended to “provide[s] important security updates including a fix for the Walkie-Talkie app.”
In favor of those who are avid fans of the Wakie Talkie app, now the update is already available.