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Gjwilly

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When I went to unpair and re-pair my wOS3 watch I was given the option of restoring a wOS2 backup.
Anybody tried that yet?
Wonder if that would actually downgrade the watch.
 

batting1000

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Sep 4, 2011
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When I went to unpair and re-pair my wOS3 watch I was given the option of restoring a wOS2 backup.
Anybody tried that yet?
Wonder if that would actually downgrade the watch.

Yes, it will restore the data but I highly doubt it would put you back to OS 2.
 

papbot

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From what I've read there is no downgrade mechanism for the watches. Those that had major issues with the beta OS 2 had to have the devices replaced.
 
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Mlrollin91

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Only diffence is that can be done.

You clearly misunderstood what I was saying and what's being mentioned in this thread. Restoring an iOS 9 backup to iOS 10 does not restore the iOS software from 10 to 9. Therefore restoring. watchOS 2 backup to a watchOS 3 device will not revert the watch software from 3 to 2.

I was using the iOS as an example to prove that it doesn't revert software.
 

Julien

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Only diffence is that can be done.
Restoring from backup is about restoring the Apps, Data and configuration settings. It is not reverting the OS. Same with the :apple:Watch. You can restore the 'older' data too. However unlike iOS you can't revert to a previous wOS.
 
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maflynn

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There is no downgrade option for the watch. On the upside, watchOS 3 has been just as stable as OS 2 for me!
The issue is, that DP1 may be stable, but DP2, 3 or 4 may not.
[doublepost=1466250424][/doublepost]Apple really should provide a rollback mechanism on betas, (both watch and iOS devices), so you can easily go back to the prior release version
 
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ohms12

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The issue is, that DP1 may be stable, but DP2, 3 or 4 may not.
[doublepost=1466250424][/doublepost]Apple really should provide a rollback mechanism on betas, (both watch and iOS devices), so you can easily go back to the prior release version

Agreed. But, I normally don't upgrade to the next beta until I know it's stable enough, or doesn't have any crippling issues. If I was running it on a spare device this wouldn't be an issue, alas...
 
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