How to update Apple Watch

In order for the clock Apple Watch to work correctly and use the advanced features, the developers periodically release updates that users then need to install.

People who purchased this device for the first time may have a question about how to update Apple Watch. It is not difficult to do this, but the installation process can take some time.

Use iPhone to install the software.

How to update Apple Watch

WatchOS update via iPhone

Before reflashing Apple Watch, make sure that the operating system on your smartphone is updated to the latest version. Then connect iPhone to Wi-Fi and put your smartphone next to the clock. In this case, place the Watch on the charger. The device must be at least half charged.

After completing the above steps, open the Watch program on iPhone, go to the 'My watch' tab and click on the 'Basic settings' line.

How to update Apple Watch

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In the settings there is a line 'Software update', where you can see if a new version of the software is available. It also contains information about the size of the update and the improvements it contains. If the latest version of watchOS is out, you need to download the new firmware by clicking on the 'Download and install' line.

How to update Apple Watch

It will take time to download, which depends on the servers and on the speed of the Internet connection. After the download is complete, the installation of the update will begin, during which you can see the progress on the watch.

The installation of the operating system will also take some time. Depending on the size of the downloaded software, it can take from several minutes to an hour.

After the updated version of the OS is installed, a notification about the completion of the process will appear on iPhone.

To avoid errors during installation, do not forget about the terms of use iPhone and Watch. Remember that when the installation process is in progress, you cannot remove the device from charging, and also restart your smartphone or watch and close the Watch program. Once the software is fully installed, the device will reboot automatically.

What if the update failed Apple Watch

If for some reason it was not possible to update watchOS to the latest version, first of all check if the device is connected to the charger. If the watch is in charge, try restarting it or restarting your mobile device.

Try updating again. If this fails, open the application Apple Watch on your smartphone, go to 'Software update' and delete the update file. Then try downloading and installing the software again.

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