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ledzepfan1981

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 11, 2015
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My dad is unable to download WatchOS 7. He has an iPhone 8 and Watch Series 3. He downloaded iOS 14 first with no problems. Both iPhone and Watch is on the same network. I live with him and I was able to download the update on my Series 5 using my iPhone 10. His iPhone just checks for update and then says it's unable to. Both the Watch and iPhone is charged over 50% and neither are on airplane mode. He has restarted his iPhone, but that didn't work.

What is he doing wrong please as I am stumped?

Thank you.
 

dfielder

macrumors member
Nov 7, 2010
30
8
I'm in the same boat. Phone updated to IOS 14 and Watch app is stuck on Checking for Update. I've restarted the phone as well as killed and relaunched the Watch app.
 

dfielder

macrumors member
Nov 7, 2010
30
8
I had to unpair and repair my watch to get the download to work, but it's updating as I type.
 

ssls6

macrumors 6502a
Feb 7, 2013
578
170
I had that problem and noticed that IOS14 generates a random mac address (wifi tracking evasion). I turned that off and it worked but then again it could have been the server load was lower during the night.
 

ledzepfan1981

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 11, 2015
463
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I had to unpair and repair my watch to get the download to work, but it's updating as I type.

Ok thank you. I'll get him to try that. Plus his activity hasn't been recorded for the past week or so if that's related.
 

Football Dad

macrumors newbie
Jun 17, 2009
27
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i tried to update 3 times. Each time my iPhone would say it couldn't verify because it could not connect to the internet. I then unpaired and repaired and it took the 4th time.
 
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