How do we update the software?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by CKohkah, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. CKohkah macrumors 6502

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    Will we update using the charging cable? Or through the iPhone app? I'd imagine once people get their hands on this thing their going to find bugs... Will new iOS releases have apple watch updates pre-installed?
     
  2. AlyMourad macrumors member

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    Through the watch companion iPhone app I believe
     
  3. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    The Apple watch app on the iPhone has a "software updates" option just like Settings on the iPhone. The updates will be separate from iPhone updates.
     
  4. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    I'm curious to know how the updates will actually be rolled out. Will each new Watch OS version be announced alongside iOS at WWDC? Will there even be a yearly schedule? Will the updates just roll out routinely in smaller revisions? Only time will tell.
     
  5. scwinsett macrumors 6502a

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    I've been hearing that the charging cable is actually power only, not data. All updates will be managed through the watch menu and through the  watch phone app.
     
  6. Stupotpot macrumors 6502

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    That would make sense. Although you need to be charging to sync playlists, presumably that's to stop the battery from being overly sapped.
     
  7. shandyman Suspended

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    Yup, as seen in this image...
     

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  8. GmDude66 macrumors 6502

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    Companion app only. I don't think there is any data transfer with the charging cable, only power.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    Charging is wireless Inductive charging. There are NO data connections at all.

    Here is a larger pic of the Companion App's software update screen.

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