Apple Watch Gets Over-the-Air Software Update System, But iPhone Still Required For Now

Apple Watch Gets Over-the-Air Software Update System, But iPhone Still Required For Now

Apple appears to be in the process of decoupling the iPhone from the watchOS update process on the Apple Watch. In the first beta of watchOS 6, the Apple Watch gained its own over-the-air software update mechanism under Settings > General > Software Update. As on the iPhone, the mechanism checks for any available watchOS…

Apple seems in the procedure of decoupling the iPhone from the watchOS upgrade procedure on the Apple Watch




In the first beta of watchOS 6, the

Apple Watch

acquired its own over-the-air software upgrade mechanism under Settings > General > Software Application Update. As on the iPhone, the system checks for any available watchOS upgrade and, if prompted, downloads the upgrade directly to the

Apple Watch

The mechanism ended up being functional on Monday when Apple seeded the 2nd beta of watchOS 6 to designers.

As kept in mind by Jeremy Horwitz, nevertheless, users still should examine and accept the watchOS conditions utilizing an iPhone. Ideally this is a short-term step that Apple removes before

watchOS 6

is publicly released in September.

Sure appears like the phase is being set for direct-to-Apple Watch software updates in watchOS 6, though it hasn’t been fully released quite yet from the need to approve things on the iPhone. pic.twitter.com/pf3wBC3vU5

— Jeremy Horwitz (@horwitz) June 17, 2019

Upgrading an

Apple Watch

‘s software application previously needed utilizing the

Apple Watch

app on an iPhone for the whole process.

This change is in line with the

Apple Watch

gradually becoming more independent from the iPhone. In 2017, for example,

Apple Watch

Series 3 designs launched with cellular capabilities for making telephone call and more without an iPhone. And in

watchOS 6

, the Apple Watch got its own on-wrist App Store

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