watchOS 1.01 with iOS9

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  1. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Does the Apple Watch with 1.01 work with iOS9? Or would I need to upgrade watchOS to 2.0?

    If it works 1.01 with iOS9 how's it working out?
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    Do NOT upgrade your watch to 2.0. You will be stuck like the rest of us. You can't downgrade back to 1.0.1 and are forced to be on iOS 9 because it doesn't work with iOS 8.3.
     
  3. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    iOS 9 changes are mostly under the hood stability stuff, there is no reason to jump into it early. WatchOS 2.0 is a mess right now
     
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    This doesn't really answer the OP's question. They want to know if they can upgrade their iDevice to iOS 9 and leave their Apple Watch on 1.01.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    Watch 2.0 isn't a mess it's just kinda hit/miss with some of the features.
    The answer is No with a fair warning that you can't go back.
     
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    I've heard of at least one person downgrading back to iOS 8.4 beta 4, so that's not exactly true.
     
  7. Armen, Jun 16, 2015
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    Armen macrumors 604

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    Apple Watch 2.0 Beta 1 requires iOS 9 in order to work. Sure, you can downgrade your iOS back to 8.3 or 8.4 if you like but that makes your Apple watch running 2.0 useless.
     
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    No, I'm not. And I don't believe it does. I'm saying that if the OP were to upgrade to iOS 9 on their iDevice (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch), there's the possibility they could downgrade it back to iOS 8. Their whole concern is wanting to upgrade their iDevice without upgrading their Apple Watch.
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    Yes I understand that. I'm thinking one more step ahead. The OP would be tempted to upgrade his watch to 2.0 also and I'm trying to warn him about that ahead of time.
     
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    Ah, okay. Yeah, at this time, I would also not recommend upgrading to watchOS 2.0. I'm finding it rather buggy with no fallback option.
     
  11. Armen macrumors 604

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    So you made the same mistake I did and upgraded? :)

    It's Beta hell. Counting the days for beta 2 release for both.
     
  12. noobinator thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'm still not clear on the answer to my original question. I have no desire to use watch Os 2 but have a desire for iOS 9. Can I use 9 with 1.0.1?
     
  13. IllusionEntity macrumors 6502

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    In answer to your question. I am running iOS 9 with 1.0.1 with 0 issues. Go nuts
     

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