How to download watchOS 2 on your Apple Watch
If Apple holds to previous patterns, watchOS 2 should arrive around 10am PT, 1pm ET. When it does, here’s how to download and install it!
Because Apple Watch is paired to the iPhone for internet access and easy device management, watchOS updates are done using the Watch for iPhone app. To install watchOS 2, you need to first update your iPhone to iOS 9. Once that’s done, make sure you have your iPhone ready and on Wi-Fi, and your Apple Watch charged to 50% or more and connected to its magnetic charger.
How to download and install to watchOS 2
- Update your iPhone to iOS 9.
- Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi and launch the iOS 9 Watch app.
- Tap on the My Watch tab.
- Tap on General.
- Tap on Software Update.
- Tap on Download and Install.
- Enter your iPhone Passcode (if you have one).
- Tap Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
- Make sure your Apple Watch is charged to at least 50% and connect it to the magnetic charger.
- Tap Install on your iPhone and/or your Apple Watch.
The watchOS 2 update will download and transfer to your Apple Watch and Apple Watch will reboot to apply the update. You can follow the progress on the Apple Watch screen, and once it’s done, you’ll be all set.