Download / Install watchOS 2 Final On Apple Watch – How To

Uzair Ghani

Here's a complete step-by-step guide on how you can download and install watchOS 2 final on Apple Watch right away.

watchOS 2

Unlike iOS, watchOS updates are available to download over-the-air (OTA) only. Which means that you need to have your device paired with your iPhone in order to push new updates onto your Apple Watch. The download process is rather easy and we'll through it from start to finish.

Download / Install watchOS 2 Final On Apple Watch

Be sure to charge your Apple Watch to the 100% mark before you begin with the installation process. If you don't have your Apple Watch's charger with you, then we'll somewhat go against the whole thing.

All set? Let's dive right into the installation process itself.

1. iOS 9 is a strict requirement for watchOS 2, so be sure to install that on your iPhone before going ahead. For more details, go here: How To Download / Install iOS 9 On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch The Right Way.

2. With iOS 9 up and running on your Apple Watch, and assuming that your wearable is paired with your smartphone, launch the 'Watch' app from your iPhone's home screen.

3. Tap on 'General.'

4. Now tap on 'Software Update.'

5. In a few seconds you'll see the watchOS 2 update pop right up. Follow the on-screen prompts for download and installation.

watchOS 2 update

The above screenshot represents the size of watchOS 2 when you're updating from the GM release.

Make sure you leave your Apple Watch on charge during the entire process, including your iPhone so that nothing goes wrong during the process.

Also be sure to note that watchOS 2 can't be downgraded to an earlier version of Apple Watch's firmware, so think twice before updating.

The installation process can actually take quite a while since everything is happening over Bluetooth, and given the speed of the wireless standard between an iPhone and Apple Watch, there's nothing you can do except wait it all out.

watchOS 2

We highly recommend all Apple Watch users to update to watchOS 2 and reap the benefits that it brings to the table. Apart from being new software, watchOS 2 is very stable and brings with it a ton of performance enhancements. And of course, Cupertino's new wearable software adds support for native apps, making the overall performance far more superior than before.

Downloading and installing watchOS 2 on your Apple Watch is a piece of cake, and we're certain that anyone can easily go through it without any sort of trouble. And also, if you already have watchOS 2 GM installed on your Apple Watch then then you need to update to the public release using the steps outlined above.

If you installed watchOS 2 on your Apple Watch, then be sure to let us know how it fared for you in the comments section below. We love to hear back from our readers.

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