Do you need iOS 10 to install watch OS 3?

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  1. bashman macrumors newbie

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    Do you need iOS 10 to install watch OS 3? Thanks
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    They're one and the same. WOS3 is bundled with iOS 10. So it's more a case of you can't install WOS3 without iOS 10.
     
  3. bashman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Gotcha thanks :)
     
  4. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Wait so if I'm on iOS 9 and the series 2 comes with wos3 I can't use it?
     
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    That's correct. I'm unsure what happens if you load it using s deifferent device and then try to pair with an iOS 9 device. I imagine it just won't work.
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    wOS 3 is part of and integral to iOS 10. So keysofanxiety answered that.
     
  7. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Well that sucks. I'm going to have to lose my jailbreak :(
     
  8. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I'd confirm this before losing the jaimbresk if it means much to you :)

    I think the way the apps worked on the Watch prior to Watch OS 3 is the issue. But I could be wrong. I'm not as well versed with AW as I could be. Always learning :)
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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  10. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Well there it is. I supposed I could have done some sleuthing myself :)
     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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    Actually the OP and the poster should have since they wanted to know.;)
     
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  13. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    I've got General iOS 10.0.1 and their is no WO3.
     
  14. scriptkitten macrumors regular

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    Are those of you selling your series 0 (after receiving your new one) NOT upgrading to os3?
     
  15. Julien macrumors G3

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    You and ever other public beta (and AppleSeed) tester. iOS 10 with is wOS 2 is fine (except for the wOS 3 features that don't work). It is just the other way around.
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    What do you mean? What differences does it make if someone doesn't update the watch they are selling? The buyer can just update it.
     
  16. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    You missed my point, it was stated WO3 is part of iOS 10 but I have iOS 10 installed but their is no WO3 for me to upgrade, the watch app just says I'm up to date on 2.2.2
     
  17. Julien macrumors G3

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    Reread, I address your point 100% exactly. In order for wOS 3 to run it requires iOS 10 because of the integral features that are only found in iOS 10. See my part about wOS 3 features you have in iOS 10 that don't work until you get wOS 3 (tomorrow).
     
  18. quadchick10 macrumors member

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    You will definitely lose your jailbreak. I did. I purchased my Apple Watch and the previous owner installed the latest software on it. I tried pairing it to my iPhone 6s 9.0.2. and got a message I would have to install the latest software on my iPhone. I was didn't want to, but I did. I am hoping a jailbreak for iOS 10 will be released soon. Oh well, at least my iPad Air 2 is still jailbroken.
     
  19. scriptkitten macrumors regular

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    If I update my old watch to OS 3 does that reduce my pool of prospective buyers to a degree that should give me pause? I'm not sure I can wait til my new watch arrives to try out os3
     
  20. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    I hope there is a jailbreak soon I waited so long to jb iOS 9. My iPad is jb but it's not the same. I might as well have bought the iPhone 7 :rolleyes:
     
  21. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 6502a

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    I still have my iPhone 6+ which I downloaded iOS 10 on. I'll be using that until iOS 10 is jail broken and I can go back to my 6s+
     
  22. Bigdog9586 macrumors regular

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    I have iOS 10.0.1 beta the final release beta. When the real iOS 10 comes out tomorrow will I get the update? Or will I have to jump through some hoops to make it happen since the beta don't come with ios3 for the watch.
     

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