Downgrade from beta

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Gjwilly, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    #1
    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.
     
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Yes, it will restore the data but I highly doubt it would put you back to OS 2.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's like saying I was given an option to buy a bridge in New York, but asking if I would actually get it.
     
  4. papbot macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Its no different than restoring iOS 9 backup to a iOS 10 device.
     
  6. herious89 macrumors member

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    Only diffence is that can be done.
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    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.
     
  9. ohms12 macrumors 6502

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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!
     
  10. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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    Impossible for users to downgrade. Last summer I was able to get apple to replace my watch.
     
  11. Julien, Jun 18, 2016
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    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.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    The issue is, that DP1 may be stable, but DP2, 3 or 4 may not.
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    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
     
  13. ohms12 macrumors 6502

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    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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