Each year, Apple offers a major update to watchOS, the operating system dedicated to Apple Watch. During the year, as for iPhones and iPads, there are also small one-off updates.
These are free and offer new features to your watch, improve its speed and fix bugs.
The latest version is watchOS 7, it allows you to connect multiple watches to a single iPhone and share personalized settings with your family.
More interestingly, it offers sleep tracking features, new types of training, changes to the now renamed Fitness Activity app, and more.
Also, thanks to its motion sensors and microphone, your Apple Watch is able to detect when you wash your hands and start a 20-second timer.
So if you want to install the latest version of watchOS on your Apple Watch, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we tell you how to update your Apple Watch.
Apple Watch compatible with watchOS 7
All Apple Watch Series, 3rd through 6th generation can run under watchOS 7, available from September 16, 2020.
Note that you will also needat least one iPhone 6s running iOS 14.
Update your Apple Watch
Most often, the watchOS update is done via a Bluetooth connection between your iPhone and your Apple Watch. In addition, your watch must be charging and have a battery level of at least 50%.
- On your iPhone, open the app Apple watch,
- Go to the tab My watch then press General.
- Press on Software update
- Tap on Install.
Finally, as with all software updates, you will need to be connected to Wi-Fi.
Note: Even if the update takes a while, do not unplug the watch until the process is complete.
Update on Apple Watch
If you have watchOS 6 or later, then you can install additional updates without needing your iPhone. It can be done directly on the Apple Watch itself.
To do this, open the Settings app and tap General → Software update. Then touch Install and follow the instructions.
As for the iPhone update, your watch must be placed on its charger and connected to Wi-Fi. It must also have more than 50% of autonomy.
In 2020, for the first time, Apple released a public beta of watchOS 7.
This means that now anyone can try out new versions of watchOS before their official launch, so it’s no longer just for developers.