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5.3 Update was fast.

mrex

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i tell you after the update is downloaded...within 52minutes.

Edit. When the actual installing process started on the watch itself - i didnt take much time. However the file size was 104MB - and im not sure if it was a typical file size for the update file.
 
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chrfr

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It took about 80 minutes on my S3 from start to finish, including several pauses where the phone thought it was not on the wifi network even though it was.
 
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Newtons Apple

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I should have mentioned my watch is a S4. I put both the watch and iPhone on their wireless chargers and went to check on them about 20 minutes later the the updates we already completed.
 
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wvayens

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I thought the same thing...both my S4 and my S3 updated much more quickly than in the past.
 
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rugmankc

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S4 updated in the time it took to shower and get dressed. Probably about 20 minutes also----
 
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yegon

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Had opposite experience, heh.

Can’t even install it on my Hermes S4 having tried a few times. XS Max on latest iOS, plenty of space on Watch, everything on charger well beyond 50%.

The phone Watch app refuses to budge off “resume when connected to WiFi”. Tried rebooting everything, strong WiFi signal blah blah.

I’m resigned to waiting until WatchOS 6 now, although I’d welcome suggestions.
 
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bigbucksnowhammies

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The phone Watch app refuses to budge off “resume when connected to WiFi”. Tried rebooting everything, strong WiFi signal blah blah.

I’m resigned to waiting until WatchOS 6 now, although I’d welcome suggestions.

I had the same issue. I just let it run and it finally updated after about 90+ minutes. It took some time but it completed.
 
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yegon

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I had the same issue. I just let it run and it finally updated after about 90+ minutes. It took some time but it completed.

Hey, I showed patience, left it and my phone on their chargers, deliberately forgot all about them. Went back just now and it worked!

Good, thought I might have to take the nuclear option of unpairing blah blah when OS6 arrives.
 
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Nama52018

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Jul 15, 2018
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Had opposite experience, heh.

Can’t even install it on my Hermes S4 having tried a few times. XS Max on latest iOS, plenty of space on Watch, everything on charger well beyond 50%.

The phone Watch app refuses to budge off “resume when connected to WiFi”. Tried rebooting everything, strong WiFi signal blah blah.

I’m resigned to waiting until WatchOS 6 now, although I’d welcome suggestions.
[doublepost=1564291018][/doublepost]My series 2 kept trying to sync “verifying” forever. Reentered passcode on watch twice and then s2 did accept the update. Less notifications seem to be present though.
 
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