How to Update Apple Watch Software: First Ever Watch OS Update Experience

After almost a month of public release, Apple has released the first software update-Watch OS 1.0.1 for Apple Watch. This is a major update as it includes performance improvements and bug fixes. The software update is small and measures 51.6 MB.

The Watch OS 1.0.1 software update has been introduced to better the performance for Siri, Accessibility, third-party apps, support for new emojis, displaying accurate distance and pace while outdoor workouts, measuring the standing activity, calculating calories for indoor cycling as well as rowing workouts. Apple has also added some language support such as, Danish, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, Thai and Turkish.How to Install Update Apple Watch Software OSUnlike iPhone or iPad, updating software on Apple Watch is slightly different as you have to do it via the Apple Watch app using your paired iPhone. Ready to install the first Watch OS Software Update on your Apple Watch? Let’s first make sure a few thinks before moving ahead with the process!

  • Your iPhone must be connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Bring your Apple Watch in range of your paired iPhone.
  • Your Apple Watch must be charged at least 50% and connected to inductive charger.

How to Download and Install Watch OS Software Update on Apple Watch

Step #1. As mentioned above, connect your Apple Watch to inductive charger and don’t remove it till the software update is completed.

Step #2. Launch Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

Step #3. Tap on My Watch tab at the bottom.

Step #4. Next up, tap on General.

Step #5. Tap on Software Update.

Step #6. You will see the new Watch OS 1.0.1 update available. Tap on Download and Install.

Step #7. Enter the passcode, if you are asked.

Step #8. Now, you have to tap on Terms and Conditions. The downloading process will begin.

Step #9. After the update has been downloaded on your Apple Watch, you need to tap on Install. (You may require to enter your iPhone passcode.)

That’s it!

Now, you have to wait for around 10 to 15 minutes until your watch has been successfully updated. You might have to wait even longer if Apple server is a bit slow. Therefore, you just need to be a little patient.

How to Check Out Software Update on Apple Watch

Once the Watch OS update has been installed on your watch, you would get a confirmation on your iPhone that your Watch is up-to-date with Watch OS 1.0. However, if you want to check out whether it is done perfectly or not, then you can do it easily.

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your Apple Watch and then tap on General.

Step #2. Tap on About. It will confirm that your watch is up to date.

You can also go to Apple Watch app on your iPhone>My Watch>General>Software Update and check out the update.

That’s done!

What has been your experience of your downloading and installing the first ever Watch OS Software Update? Have you experienced any bug or issue? If yes, shoot a comment.