Apple routinely releases watchOS updates with new features and watch faces. watchOS 6, for example, comes with a new App Store app and awesome new analog watch faces. Here’s how you can update your Apple Watch.
How to Update Your Apple Watch Using iPhone
Apple Watch updates are linked to the iPhone. For example, to update to watchOS 6 on your Apple Watch, you need to first update your iPhone to iOS 13.
First, open the “Settings” app on your iPhone and go to the “General” section.
Now tap on the “Software Update” option.
Here, if you’re not running the latest version of iOS, tap on “Download and Install.” If the update is already downloaded, you’ll see the “Install Now” button.
Enter your passcode to begin the installation.
Once the iPhone is updated to the latest version, open the Watch app on your iPhone. From the “My Watch” tab, go to the “General” section.
Here, tap on the “Software Update” option.
Check for available updates and then tap on the “Download and Install” button.
From the next screen, enter your device passcode. The installation will now begin.
Make sure the Apple Watch is on its charger and in the range of your iPhone connected to Wi-Fi. The installation will start only when the Apple Watch is charged to at least 50 percent.
How to Update Software from Apple Watch
With watchOS 6, Apple Watch is starting to become more independent of the iPhone. A prime example is the new App Store, which lets you download and update apps right from your wrist.
Once you update to watchOS 6, all subsequent updates can be applied directly from the Apple Watch, without touching the iPhone.
To do this, press the “Digital Crown” on the Apple Watch to open the honeycomb apps screen.
Here, tap on “Settings” and select “General.”
Now, tap on “Software Update.”
As long as the Apple Watch is connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network, you’ll see the available update. Scroll down and then tap on “Download and Install.”
Now put the Apple Watch on its charger and make sure it’s connected to Wi-Fi. The installation will start after the Apple Watch has at least a 50 percent charge.
Once you upgrade to watchOS 6, check out the new App Store app that lets you download update apps right from your wrist.