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How to Install WatchOS 2 on Apple Watch Guide

The conversations and reports about Apple testing WatchOS 2 are over. The company has officially released this new firmware and offers all users to install WatchOS 2 on their devices. If you haven’t updated yet you can learn how to install WatchOS 2.0 using our guide below.

This upgrade comes with some fixes, enhancements and new options. For example, the Cupertino-based company brings new iWatch faces to customers, native apps for the smartwatch [apps were running on iPhone previously and they can now run directly on the Apple Watch], Time Travel feature, more complications, Nightstand mode, FaceTime audio calls and other improvements.

How to Install WatchOS 2 on Apple Watch Instruction

Step 1. Before you start doing anything make sure your iWatch is charged at least 50% and connected to charger. You have to use both Watch and your iPhone. Remember that the installation procedure might take up to half an hour.

Step 2. Your iPhone should be running iOS 9 firmware. If you haven’t installed it yet – it is time to update to iOS 9 via OTA-update or through iTunes. You can download direct iOS 9 ipsw files and install it manually as well.

Step 3. You need to open the Apple Watch program on the iPhone and select General menu.

Step 4. Go to Software Update and you should see the new WatchOS 2 version available for download.

Step 5. Click on Download and Install this firmware.

Step 6. You’ll be asked to provide the iPhone passcode. Do so. Press on Done.

Step 7. Once you Agree to terms and conditions – the download should begin. Remember to press OK when the program checks that you are charging and charged at least 50%. Apple WatchOS 2 will be now installing.

Step 8. Don’t do anything until the installation has completed. You will be told when everything is done.

Step 9. The Watch should reboot several times.

You should be now running WatchOS 2.