How to Update Your Apple Watch?

It is possible to make Apple Watch software updates using your iPhone. Here are a few preparatory steps to follow before you start:

  1. Check if your iPhone has the latest iOS version.
  2. Ensure that your Apple Watch has at least 50% of charge or is on charge.
  3. See if you have a steady Wi-Fi connection with your iPhone.
  4. Keep the Apple Watch in the range of your iPhone.

How to Update Your Apple Watch?

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Source: support.apple.com
  1. Until the update procedure is over, make sure to keep the Apple Watch connected to its charger.
  2. Launch the Apple Watch application on your iPhone.
  3. Tap the tab called My Watch GeneralSoftware Update.
  4. Download the Apple Watch update. Provide the iPhone/Apple Watch passcode, if requested.
  5. Next, the progress indication wheel should appear on the screen of your Apple Watch. Wait until the update procedure is over. It may take up to an hour.
  6. Don’t reboot your devices and don’t exit the Apple Watch app. Once the update is over, the Apple Watch will reboot on its own.

How to Troubleshoot Possible Apple Watch Update Issues?

  1. Plug your Apple Watch to its charger.
  2. To reboot your Apple Watch, press and hold the button on the side until the Power Off indication appears, after that drag the slider.
  3. Switch your Apple Watch back on by pressing and holding the button on the side.
  4. To reboot your iPhone, hold down the Sleep/Wake button, and wait until the red slider shows up. After that, drag the slider.
  5. To switch your iPhone back on, hold down the Sleep/Wake button.
  6. Start the Apple Watch update again.

What to Do if the Apple Watch Update Won’t Start?

  1. Launch the Apple Watch app on the paired iPhone.
  2. Tap GeneralUsageSoftware Update → remove the update file.
  3. Once you purge the file, download and re-install watchOS.

What to Do If you Installed an iOS or watchOS Beta?

Remove the beta profile prior to making any updates. Follow these steps to view and delete profiles:

  1. Launch the Apple Watch app on the paired iPhone.
  2. Tap the tab called My Watch, navigate to GeneralProfiles.
  3. Select the beta profile to delete → tap Delete Profile.
  4. Provide your iPhone passcode, when requested.
  5. On your iPhone, launch the Settings app → tap GeneralProfiles & Device Management.
  6. Select the beta profile to delete → tap Delete profile.
  7. Provide your iPhone passcode, when requested.
  8. Once the beta profiles are removed, reboot both devices and see if any updates are available.

 

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