How to update software directly on your Apple Watch


How to update watchOS directly on your Apple Watch running WatchOS6?

Earlier, to update WatchOS on your Apple Watch you needed an iPhone installed Apple Watch app on it. But with this WatchOS 6, Apple added this functionality to Apple watch. Yes, now you may easily update your WatchOS without having access to associated iPhone. As of now only WatchOS 6 beta version is available and its final release will be available soon. If you are wondering how to update Watch OS directly on your Apple Watch, here we will provide you some easy steps to do that. It will be really helpful when you don’t have access to your iOS device.

Before getting started, make sure that your Apple Watch battery is charged to at least 50 %. Do not remove or restart your Apple watch charger during the software update and installation. Ensure that your Apple Watch is connected to WiFi and it should not be interrupted in between the update.

If you fulfil all the above requirements, you may update your Apple Watch by following the below given steps:

  • On your Apple Watch, open Settings app and tap on the General button.




  • Now, tap the Software Update option in general settings, doing so will check for updates. If the WatchOS update is available, tap Download and Install.




  • After downloading the update on your Apple Watch, tap Install and then tap on the Proceed button.

This is how you may check for update and install the available update directly from your Apple Watch. Make sure that your Apple Watch has a sufficient battery level because you may not stop the update once it is started. Once your Apple watch is updated, you are not allowed to downgrade it to previous version. However, you may try it with your nearby Apple service center.

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