Trouble pairing apple watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by sholzer, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. sholzer macrumors regular

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    Jun 21, 2013
    #1
    Hi all,

    Wondering if anyone has run into the issue I’m having.

    Bought a used S4 watch and I am not able to pair it to my iPhone X. Whether I do the animation or try to pair it manually, I get a message saying my iphone needs to be updated to the latest iOS before I can pair and then it automatically unpairs the watch. My phone is up to date on 12.1.4 and I believe the watch has the latest watchOS already.

    I reached out to apple support and have an appointment to take it to a store tomorrow, but wondering if anyone else has seen this same issue and knows a fix.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Derzkin macrumors newbie

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    May 27, 2015
    #2
    This can happen if the watch was on the watchOS 5.2 beta, as it is a "newer" version. Indications are that iOS 12.2 will be released early next week, which should allow pairing to happen.
     
  3. sholzer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Jun 21, 2013
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    Yep, that's exactly what it was! Went to 12.2 beta release 6 and it paired without issues
     

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