PSA: You Can Now Update watchOS On Your Apple Watch Without Your iPhone

PSA: You Can Now Replace watchOS On Your Apple Watch With out Your iPhone

Photograph courtesy of @HotApplesWanted (Maks Motyka)

watchOS 6 launched extra methods for the Apple Watch to be extra impartial than ever. This contains its personal App Retailer, podcasts, Apple Books, impartial apps, mobile and connectivity settings. However what’s extra attention-grabbing that lessens an Apple Watch’s dependence on the iPhone is the flexibility to replace your Watch independently.

Maks from @HotApplesWanted discovered that within the watchOS 6 betas, you are able to do over-the-air updates out of your Apple Watch. He found this cool function by opening the Settings app on his 44mm Apple Watch Sequence four Nike+, then tapping on Normal.

As soon as he was on the Normal web page on the Settings app, there’s a “Software program Replace” button proper within the web page. He tapped on it and voila, the watchOS 6 developer beta 2 updates popped up proper on his Apple Watch! He was in a position to replace his watch over WiFi, with out the necessity of his iPhone eight Plus. Quite the opposite, that’s one other good thing folks wished from watchOS 6: Much less dependency with the iPhone, the extra impartial options your Apple Watch will get!

All in all, this function requires your Apple Watch to be on watchOS 6 developer beta, a WiFi connection and your persistence. You don’t have to cost your watch anymore, put your iPhone near your watch for thus lengthy and fear an excessive amount of about your iPhone. watchOS beta testers can get hold of the watchOS 6 beta 2 profile from Apple Developer web site.

(Thanks for the tip, Maks Motyka!)

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