Silly Question? How Will WatchOS Updates Come to Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by itsMacTonight, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. itsMacTonight macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2013
    Oregon-Go Ducks!
    I couldn't locate this information easily. After reading a lot about the watch, but perhaps missing this point, how will software updates get to the watch? Via bluetooth from the phone, OTA, can the charge cable transmit data? Is the data port noted on the watch the only way to update? If there is another why have the port entry on try-on models? Just something to comment on in lieu of reading the shipping comments again...and again...and again.

    Please no harshing if I missed this obvious fact, that I can't seem to locate. Thanks!
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    I know the software update thing is in the settings from the iPhone Apple watch app. Other then that I think we'll have to wait a few weeks to really figure out how they will work.
  3. seatton macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    Maybe we have to take it to the store and they will update it for us through that secret port hidden on the back of the watch.
  4. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    I'm quite sure it'll be through the Watch app on the phone.

    I'm more curious for diagnostic issues. I wonder if they have some sort of strap or cable that would connect where the diagnostic port is for flashing or restoring the watch.
  5. macrumors 68000

    Jun 17, 2009
    Fort Worth, TX
    via the Apple Watch app, at least according to screenshots of the app (look in top right of below image)

  6. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Through the iPhone Companion App

    EDIT: beat me to it.
  7. AbsoluteMustard macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2015
    Boston, USA
    Yes it has to be through the phone

    I would imagine a wifi upgrade could be possible though

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