Series 5 pairing with iPhone 6

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by murdoc2k, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. murdoc2k macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Hey everyone, I'm thinking about getting the series 5 this fall, but the caveat is that I have an iPhone 6 which will not be getting support for iOS 13. As you know, the series 5 will be on Watch OS 6, which requires iOS 13.

    My question is, does anyone know if I can pair the series 5 with Watch OS 5 instead? I don't mind staying 1 version behind for 1 year. I plan to upgrade my iPhone in 2020 anyways, but just for this one year, I'm hoping to stick it out.
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    You can be sure that there will be no way to run WatchOS 5 on a series 5 watch; it’ll be the same as trying to run iOS 12 on a new iPhone.
  3. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    That is not gonna happen. And if you don’t act quickly, new series 4 will run watchOS 6 as well.
  4. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Sorry, but I’m almost 100% certain that it won’t be possible. Your options are to get a Series 4 before the WatchOS 6 public release happens (as the Series 4 will probably start shipping with WatchOS 6 shortly after), or upgrade your phone (6s or newer will likely be needed for the Series 5).

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