Unable to Install watchOS 3 on Apple Watch? Check Out These Tips

Not able to install watchOS on your Apple Watch? You need to check out these smart tips to troubleshoot the issue quickly.


The watchOS 3 is by far the most feature-rich OS designed to enhance the user-experience of Apple Watch. With redesigned UI, seven times the faster speed and much improved Siri, the latest watchOS is really exciting, isn’t it?

Impressed with some all-new features, I didn’t waste any time in installing watchOS 3 on my Apple Watch. (Luckily, there is a way to install the watchOS configuration profile even without a developer account.) Testing it out in advance has been a nice experience so far. Truth be told, the wearable device had never looked so handy before.

Unable to Install watchOS 3 on Apple Watch

Unfortunately, some of my friends are unable to install watchOS 3 on their Apple Watch. Even though they have got everything right required to install the latest watchOS beta, they get “Unable to Check for Update, “Checking for software update failed because you are not connected to the Internet.” message.

If you have also faced with this issue while installing the watchOS 3 beta on your Apple Watch, try out these tips to fix it.

Can’t Install watchOS 3 on your Apple Watch? Tip to Fix the Issue

Must Check Out:

#1. iOS 10 on your iPhone

Make sure to install iOS 10 beta on your iPhone. (You can install iOS 10 beta on your iPhone even without developer account.)

#2. watchOS beta profile on Apple Watch

You need to install watchOS beta profile on Apple Watch. Must reboot the Watch once the beta profile is installed.

#3. Wi-fi Connection

Your iPhone must be connected to a Wi-Fi network.

#4. Sufficient Battery

The Apple Watch must have at least 50% battery life.

#5. Apple Watch needs to be on a charger

The Apple Watch needs to be on a charger to complete the update process successfully.

Below mentioned tricks have worked for a number of users. Hopefully, they click for you as well.

Tip #1. Reboot both your Apple Watch and iPhone and start the process again.

Tip #2. Remove all the existing profiles on your watch and then add the new profile. Reboot both your watch and iPhone.

Tip #3. Switch on VPN and try to update. (If you have a password on your device, you will be asked to enter it. But as soon as you are asked password, switch off your VPN.)

Tip #4. Remove the beta profile from the watch app. Reset your wearable device then re-pair it with your iPhone. Reinstall the beta profile from the developer portal. Reboot both your devices.

Which one of the above-mentioned tricks has worked for you? Do let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.