Watch OS 1.0.1 iPhone

The very first Apple Watch software update launched today, bringing Watch OS from version 1.0 to version 1.0.1, this update, as we reported earlier, is a fairly significant upgrade to Watch OS, and every Apple Watch owner should update.

But since no one in the public has ever updated an Apple Watch prior to today, you may be a little hesitant to update due to being unfamiliar with the process. Don’t worry, as we have you covered. In this walkthrough, we’ll show you how to update your Apple Watch from A-Z.

How to Update Watch OS

Note: Make sure that your Apple Watch is in range of its paired iPhone

Step 1: Charge your watch to at least 50%

Step 2: Connect your watch to the inductive charger

Step 3: Launch the Apple Watch app on your paired iPhone

Step 4: Tap My Watch

Step 5: Tap General

Step 6: Tap Software Update to check for a new update

Step 7: If a new update is found, tap Download and Install (enter your iPhone passcode if requested)

Step 8: Tap Agree on the Terms and Conditions page and the software will begin downloading to your Apple Watch

Step 9: Tap Install once the update is downloaded to the watch to start the installation process (enter your iPhone passcode if requested)

Note: Be patient, as the update take about 10-15 minutes or so to complete

Once your device is updated, go back to Apple Watch → My Watch → General → Software Update in order to see if you’re on the latest Watch OS firmware.

Watch OS 1.0.1

Pretty easy, no? The hard part is just ensuring that you’re 50% charged, and you have your charging cable on your person.

Have you updated yet? What did you think about the process?

  • Frizzle

    Also make sure your iPhone stays awake.

  • Fanboy 

    Well this is annoying, I don’t have my charging cable as I dont need it and im at 76% right now, I should be allowed to update >:(

  • Jamessmooth

    Jeff… you’re wearing the watch wrong! :0

  • Steven Honey

    while checking for update in the watch app on iPhone, it just keeps checking for update until a message pops up saying “could not connect to apple watch” “make sure your apple watch is nearby, powered on, and not in airplane mode”.

    • Panda.xu

      restart your watch and iPhone, it will work

  • Dennis Gibson

    I am having a problem, I followed all the rules and the software acts like it is downloading and then when it completes, it says cannot update because I am not connected to the internet. I have tried it on several Wi-Fi networks. I can surf the web on Safari, what am I missing?