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Can’t update your Apple Watch to the watchOS 3 beta? Here’s the fix!

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Can’t update your Apple Watch to the watchOS 3 beta? Here’s the fix!

If your Apple Watch fails to update, a backup and repair will have to do the trick.

If you are rocking the iOS developer beta and an Apple Watch, you might have attempted to update to the newest watchOS beta handiest to be met with a pesky "Apple Watch now not Discovered" alert conversation.

Whilst we are not positive precisely what is taking place at the back of the scenes, it sounds as if to be a miscommunication between the Apple Watch and the iPhone app; it is tense, to be sure that, however you'll be able to repair it with a couple of troubleshooting tips.

Apple's 2016 device updates — iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and macOS Sierra — are lately to be had as closed developer previews and as public betas for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Whilst the betas include new options, additionally they include pre-release insects that may save you the commonplace use of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or Mac, and don't seem to be meant for on a regular basis use on a number one system. That is why we strongly suggest staying clear of the developer previews, and the use of the public betas with warning. When you rely on your units, look forward to the ultimate launch q4.

How to update your Apple Watch when your iPhone would possibly not acknowledge it

Step 1: Test your connection

Ahead of you do anything else drastic, test to be sure you're on Wi-Fi and your Apple Watch is spotting your iPhone.

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone and faucet Wi-Fi.

  2. On your Apple Watch watch face, swipe up from the backside of the display. If your iPhone is hooked up, you'll be able to see a inexperienced Hooked up banner at the most sensible of the display.

Step 2: Drive Give up and restart

Nonetheless now not running? Check out pressure quitting the Apple Watch app and restarting your Apple Watch.

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Double press the House button to convey up the multitasking interface.

  3. Swipe up on the Apple Watch app card to pressure hand over it.
  4. On your Apple Watch, press and hang the Aspect Button, then slide to Energy Off.

Step 3: Erase and re-pair

If neither of the above two steps labored, it is time to deliver out the giant weapons: unpairing and re-pairing your Apple Watch.

Notice: Unpairing your Apple Watch will mechanically again up maximum of your knowledge, however you could lose get entry to to sure facets, like your Apple Pay playing cards. You'll be able to even have the Watch got rid of from In finding My iPhone, and Activation Lock might be disconnected.

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Faucet on your Apple Watch, then faucet Unpair.

    This will have to routinely unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone and reset it in the community. You'll be able to skip to Step 7. If your Apple Watch itself does not reset, on the other hand, you'll be able to want to manually reset it on-device; this is how to do this.

  3. Move to the Settings app on your Apple Watch.
  4. Faucet Basic > Reset > Erase All Content material and Settings.
  5. Input your present Apple Watch passcode.
  6. Press Proceed. Your Apple Watch will now reset.
  7. Make a selection your language and area on your Apple Watch.
  8. Faucet Get started Pairing on the Apple Watch.
  9. Re-open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and press Get started Pairing.
  10. Line up your Apple Watch underneath your iPhone's rear digital camera to pair.
  11. As soon as paired, faucet Repair from Backup and make a selection your backup.
  12. Faucet Agree to the Phrases and Prerequisites.
  13. Input your Apple ID and password.
  14. Faucet OK for Shared Settings.
  15. Create an Apple Watch passcode. If it is too vulnerable, you'll be caused to exchange your code.
  16. Select whether or not to unencumber your watch with your iPhone.

  17. Press Proceed to recognize the Emergency SOS display.
  18. The Apple Watch will start syncing.

    As soon as the Apple Watch has completed its sync cycle, you'll be able to be all set — as a part of the repair procedure, your Apple Watch will update to the newest watchOS 3 beta.


Nonetheless having hassle updating your Apple Watch to watchOS 3? Tell us under and we're going to check out to troubleshoot.


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