Download watchOS 5 Final for Apple Watch Series 3, Series 2 and Series 1
Apple Watch owners can now download watchOS 5 for their Series 3, Series 2 and Series 1 devices. We'll explain how you can go about the update process.
You Can Now Download watchOS 5 with Tons of Great Fitness Related Features and Improvements
Though not as exciting as iOS 12 or even macOS Mojave, but watchOS 5 has a niche of its own where people are just crazy about even the tiniest bit of update to the platform. Interestingly, I'm one of them. And it's extremely excited to learn that the next chapter in Apple's software for its wearable lineup is here - watchOS 5.
Though it does not bring that many visual changes to the fold, but it has a load of fitness related features which users out there are going to love. Especially those who love the process of automation as watchOS 5 will automatically kick off a relevant workout whenever you hop onto a bicycle or even go to the gym. If that's not enough, then you'll be pleased to learn that a new Walkie-Talkie feature has also made it to watchOS 5, which is surely going to excite a lot of users out there.
Before you go ahead and install watchOS 5, it's important to know that the update is not available for the original Apple Watch model. It's only available for Series 3, Series 2 and Series 1. Therefore, do not be surprised after installing iOS 12 on your iPhone the watchOS 5 update does not show up at all.
In order to download watchOS 5 final right away, first of all you have to make sure that your iPhone is running iOS 12. You can find the relevant guides for download below:
- Download iOS 12 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch - Final IPSW Links
- How to Clean Install iOS 12 on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch [How-to Tutorial]
- What's New in iOS 12 - Complete Changelog for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
- Download and Install iOS 12 OTA Without Losing Your Files or Settings
Once that is out of the way, place your Apple Watch on its magnetic charger and let it charge beyond the 50% mark. Also make sure that your iPhone is connected to a reliable WiFi network. I will not prefer a public WiFi hotspot at all as they are highly unreliable.
When you are in the battery green zone, we will then launch the Watch app on the iPhone, navigate to General > Software Update. Once you are here, wait for a few second and the watchOS 5 update will pop right up. Tap on the Download and Install button and make sure you grab that coffee or yours while you're at it. Because watchOS 5 is going to take a considerable amount of time to install. And during this entire process, make sure you do not touch your iPhone or Apple Watch.