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How to update your Apple Watch to benefit from watchOS 9?

With the arrival of watchOS 9, you will surely want to update your Apple Watch. We explain how to download and install the latest version of watchOS on your connected watch.

Apple Watch // Source: Unsplash – Simon Daoudi

In addition to the multiple patches, Apple offers on average once a year a major update of watchOS, the operating system of the Apple Watch. The opportunity to take advantage of a more stable product and new features. We’ll explain how to update an Apple Watch, either from your iPhone or directly from your connected watch.

The new Apple Watch update is coming. watchOS 9 brings its share of new functions. Go to this page to know them, as well as the contributions of the fixes.

Note that the latest version of the OS is compatible with the following models:

How to update your Apple Watch with your iPhone?

To update your Apple Watch, it must be at least 50% charged and placed on its charging stand (powered), for the update to start. Not to mention that your iPhone must be up to date and preferably connected to the internet via Wi-Fi and sufficiently charged.

Once this is done, all you have to do is follow these few steps:

  • On your iPhone, launch the app Watch.
  • If you do not arrive by default on your tocante (in case you have several associated with your smartphone), choose the tab My watch.
  • Then press General then on Software update.
  • If an update is available, a lineDownload and install appears, tap it.

Note that in the event of a problem during the update, a function allows since iOS 15.4 to restore the Apple Watch from its iPhone.

How to directly install updates for your Apple Watch?

Since watchOS 6, the Apple connected watch can be updated directly without having to go through an iPhone. The operation is just as simple, but still requires having an iPhone at hand.

  • Press the dial ( Digital Crown) to access your app library.
  • Select Settings.
  • Press on Generalthen on Software update.
  • If an update is available, it will be displayed. Scroll down to reach the button Download and installand press it.
  • Attention, here, you will need your iPhone to validate the conditions of use
  • When the update is copied to your watch, the buttonInstall appears on the screen. Click on it.
  • After a few minutes and a restart, your Apple Watch is ready.

Usually, when an update is available, you will be notified by your watch or smartphone with a message saying ” Your Apple Watch software is not up to date “. Sometimes Apple releases a beta version of watchOS. However, only do this if you have a certain technical mastery and if any malfunctions are not likely to affect your daily life.

Understand everything about updating to watchOS 9

Why can’t I update my Apple Watch?

If you can’t update your Apple Watch, several things could explain your problem. First, check that your iPhone is updated and has enough battery, memory space and is connected to Wi-Fi. Also, check the available space on your Apple Watch (SettingsGeneralUse).

What is the latest update for the Apple Watch?

The latest Apple Watch update is watchOS 9. This version brings more comprehensive sleep tracking, treatment reminder, power saving mode, more accurate data, heart rate zones and more. Moreover.


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