Can't install watchOS 5?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by blasto2236, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    I've had the profile on my device since it became available, but I can't for the life of me get watchOS 5 to install.

    It downloads, verifies, and prepares (over the course of nearly an hour) and then, about halfway through installation, the Watch restarts and I'm back to square one on 4.3.1.

    Anyone else run in to and/or fixed this issue? I deleted the profile and reinstalled it to no avail. Have tried about 5 times.

    On a Series 2, FWIW.
  2. wertico macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2013
  3. micky1234 macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2012
    Mine now stops at the apple logo ~ seems I'm in for a repair at the Apple Store ~ never happened with any of the betas before...
  4. antmit macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
    I'm the same, and people are also saying it on the developer forums. Mine gets about 6 or 7 steps into the update (which takes FOREVER to get past "preparing" and then kicks back out to 4.3.1. I've done it 4x now, at different locations in case it was somehow a download issue.
  5. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    I've had the same. Series 2.

    Noticed I was still on the last beta of 4.3.1 despite removing the beta profile and trying to update when 4.3.1 final was released (I couldn't "see" the 4.3.1 final so assumed it was same as last beta). Installed the beta profile again and removed it and then I got offered 4.3.1 final, which installed fine. Now trying 5 beta again....
  6. Type4O macrumors 6502


    Aug 23, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    Same here. I'm going to wait for beta 2 and try again.
  7. csurfr macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    I would be cautious installing. My S3 won't charge with b1 installed. I'm erasing it now in hopes that it fixes it.
  8. tdar macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2003
    On the Space Coast
    Not that I can install (which I can't) but there are too many people who are reporting too many major problems with WOS 5 for me to install it. Bricked watches , inability to charge and major things that do not yet work. Looks like the smart thing to do is to reevaluate after beta 2 is released.
  9. blasto2236 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    Yeah, based on what I’m seeing here I think I’m going to hold off until then.
  10. Diamond Dog macrumors member

    Diamond Dog

    Apr 6, 2018
    Same here, on a S2. Exactly the same situation as described in the OP. Was starting to go mad!

    Will wait for beta 2 I suppose!
  11. Solver macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2004
    Cupertino, CA
    Tried to update my Apple Watch to watchOS 5 beta three different ways. Even tried unpairing and repairing. Every time the watch was left at the original watchOS 4.3.2 beta. Guess I’ll have to wait for watchOS 5 Beta 2 as well.

    Apple Watch, series 1, 42mm
  12. StarBr33z3 macrumors newbie


    Feb 4, 2017
    SS 42mm Series 2 Here, stuck on 4.3.2 beta as well. Repairing didn't help either, as didn't reinstalling beta profile/restarting iPhone/Watch, trying different WiFIs etc.
  13. lvanness7690 macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2014
    Any luck on this? I'm having the same problem on my series 2.
  14. Solver, Jun 5, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2018

    Solver macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2004
    Cupertino, CA
    After looking at many related posts, I have a theory to why some people are not able to update their watches to watchOS 5. It may be primary related to the installed watchOS version. I suspect that those who have released (non beta) watchOS version installed are not having this problem.

    Has anyone with watchOS 4.3.1 beta or 4.3.2 beta installed been able to update to watchOS 5?
    Who has been successful at updating and what watchOS version did you have before the update?

    If my theory is true, it may be “possible” that someone with watchOS 4.3.1 beta can remove the beta profile, get the released version, then be able to update to watchOS 5.

    One more thing. Please include the size of your update. For my Apple Watch Series 1 with watchOS 4.3.2 beta 1, the update file size is 545MB. This is a delta update and likely part of the problem.

    EDIT: After all that, Apple just made watchOS 5 “temporarily unavailable.”

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