How To Update An Apple Watch.
Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches on the market. Ease of use, built-in Siri and an always-on display make it a great choice whether you’re looking for a smartwatch for fitness or just a watch for everyday use.
Fortunately, updating your Apple Watch isn’t a complicated process. In fact, the app will remind you to update in most cases. If you’ve dismissed the warning and ignored the update, or just want to know how to manually update your Apple Watch, here’s how to update your Apple Watch.
First, you must check your compatibility. You will need an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 13. If your phone does not have this operating system, you need to update your device.
Prepare your devices and start updating
Your Apple Watch must be at least 50% charged before you can update. It should also be next to your iPhone and your iPhone should be connected to Wi-Fi.
Updating your Apple Watch can take anywhere from a few minutes to over an hour, so it’s best to update at night. While not strictly a requirement, it’s best to keep your Apple Watch updated while it’s connected to a power source. Finally, you’ll need the Apple Watch app installed on your device.
When an update is available, your iPhone usually notifies you with a push notification. If it doesn’t, you can check for updates manually.
Open the Apple Watch app first, then scroll down to the General tab. Open it and click “Software Update”. If an update is available, it usually shows a 1 in a red circle.
If Apple Watch is next to your phone, this will trigger the update. You may be prompted for a password; if yes, enter it. You can track the progress of the update using the spinning wheel on Apple Watch.
During this time, do not close the Watch app, restart your phone, or turn off your Apple Watch. If you do this, it will stop the update and potentially cause crashes.
After the update is complete, your Apple Watch will automatically reboot.
Update Apple Watch without your iPhone
The latest Apple Watch can be updated without connecting to an iPhone. If you’ve updated your Apple Watch to iOS 6, you can update by connecting your watch directly to Wi-Fi.
Once you’ve done that, open the Settings app in your watch. Click General and then Software Update, just like on an iPhone. From there, on-screen instructions will appear. Follow them to complete the update.
Possible errors when updating your Apple Watch
While the Apple Watch is easy to use, you may encounter some issues while using it. Fortunately, fixes are just as quick. Here’s how to deal with them.
If your Apple Watch is throwing the dreaded No iPhone error, the simplest solution is to unpair the two devices and re-pair them. Restart your Apple Watch and iPhone, then tell your phone to “forget” about the watch. Repeat the initial pairing process. This should resolve the No iPhone error.
If Apple Watch refuses to update, restart your watch and try updating again. If that doesn’t work, open the Apple Watch app on your phone, go to My Watch, tap General, Usage, and then Software Update. Uninstall the most recent update and then try downloading it again.
That’s all it takes to update your Apple Watch. The process is simple and straightforward, which is part of the appeal of the Apple Watch over other smartwatches. Anyone can pick it up and use it, whether they have a technical inclination or not.
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