Series 5 pairing with iPhone 6

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

  1. murdoc2k macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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