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How to Update Apple Watch (2023)

Do you want to update your Apple Watch and don't know how to do that? Well, here's a guide for you.

If you are wondering how to update Apple Watch, you’ve come to the right place. If you want to get new features and firmware improvements regarding security and performance, it is necessary to update watchOS, the operating system of the Apple Watch. At the time of writing, all updates must be done via iPhone. It is likely, however, that you have not quite understood what to do. So, in this guide, I will teach you the best way for updating your Apple Watch below.

Steps to Update Apple Watch (2023)

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In this tutorial, I will just explain how to update your Apple Watch. I will tell you what you need to do to download and install the latest version of watchOS that is available currently. So, let us get started right away.

When wondering how to update the Watch, the first thing you need to do is update your iPhone to the latest iOS version available. Take the iPhone, unlock it, and go in Settings > General > Software Update. Wait for the check and, if there is an update for iOS, proceed to download and install it. Meanwhile, charge Apple Watch with the magnetic cable and make sure it has more than 50% charge.

After the iPhone upgrade, connect the phone to the WiFi network. You can’t use a 3G, 4G, or 5G cellular network to update Apple Watch. Once you’ve connected to the wireless network, grab your Apple Watch and make sure the devices (Apple Watch and iPhone) stay close. At this point, you can proceed to update the Watch.

  • Grab iPhone, open the Watch app, tap on the General option and choose Software Update.
  • Wait for the check for updates to finish.
  • After that, you will be shown the new version of watchOS with its changelog.
  • Press Download and Install, enter the iPhone security code, accept the updated terms and conditions and tap Continue on Apple Watch.
  • When prompted, enter the Apple Watch security code.
  • By doing so, you will be able to update the Watch to the latest version of watchOS.
  • Remember not to restart iPhone or Apple Watch while installing firmware.
  • When the update is complete, Apple Watch will restart automatically.

That is all you need to know about how to update your Apple Watch. For more Tips and Tricks around Apple Watch, check out our other guides on How to Set Up and Use Apple Pay on your Apple Watch, and 15 Tips and Features of Apple Watch That You Should Know.