WatchOS 4 Beta Downgrade

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jahin17, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. jahin17 macrumors regular

    jahin17

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    After having multiple issues in trying to upgrade my software from Beta 1 to Beta 2/3, i've had enough and have decided to send it in to Apple for them to downgrade the software. Every time i try to upgrade the beta, all i get is could not connect to Apple watch. I've seen other people who have had the same issues but after a while, i thought it isn't worth the hassle. Im hoping that i can still use my watch on OS3 whilst my phone is still on iOS 11. I am praying that apple decides to release a much better Apple watch with a lot more improvements, preferably a tweaked design as well, if not then ill probably just upgrade to series 2.

    Has anyone else had the same issues and thought f**k it, let me just send it in to Apple?
     
  2. karesake, Jul 14, 2017
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    karesake macrumors newbie

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    I have exactly the same problems. But I do not send them down to downgrade. Before, she is just in the drawer. I have already written, for me the worst Apple product


    PS:
    Now!
    After one hundred messages with "can not connect to apple watch" .. I renamed the Watch in the app from "Apple Watch from XY" to "Watch" and the update was found directly at the first time.

    Downloads now.
    Let's see if it works this time.
     
  3. jahin17 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll try that now, lets see if it works
    --- Post Merged, Jul 14, 2017 ---
    Well that doesn't work for me so god knows what to do
     
  4. karesake macrumors newbie

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    Yeah! Installation is running!

    Do you still get the message that the watch is not connected? Did you have turned off bluetooth (AirPlane Mode) and tuned back on after Renamed the Watch ?

    After I renamed the Watch I get the message that the search for updates failed, than I searched it with the 4G Connection and it found it.
     

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  5. jahin17 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Correction, you sir deserve an award! Thanks to your info, I HAVE FINALLY managed to get it working!! Thank you

    Renamed the watch but it wasn't coming up on the bluetooth section, just continued to change until it worked
     
  6. ProphetX macrumors 6502

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    I can confirm that i’ve never had any issues upgrading WatchOS 4 beta’s. I use custom names for both of my watches.
     
  7. jahin17 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine was set to Abu's Watch which is what it started with when i first got them, same with AirPods. Didn't think that having a preset name would affect things. Currently have an appointment on monday to downgrade the software so i have 3 days with the watch to see how it is
     
  8. ProphetX macrumors 6502

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    If I’m not mistaken. Thats the default name. Since i have multiple watches. I defined each of the with an SB and SS designation in addition to the current name.

    I do get could not connect errors. But that is usually fixed by unlocking or wearing the watch until the process starts.
     
  9. jahin17 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah that was the default name, i haven't had this issue before though even with the default name. The install is taking a while though. Says 5 minutes remaining and it has been like that for 10 minutes or so
     
  10. karesake macrumors newbie

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    Done!

    System runs very very good und fast! Like a new Watch
     
  11. jahin17 thread starter macrumors regular

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    how long did it take for it to install? Mines been taking ages
     
  12. karesake macrumors newbie

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    Preparing & verifying takes 20-30 minutes. Installation 40-60 minutes. Just let it run.
     
  13. Hemmik macrumors newbie

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    Hm…seems not to have helped for me. Changed name, turned on airplane mode on both devices, checked that name was indeed changed but still “cannot connect to Apple Watch”.
     
  14. karesake macrumors newbie

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    Yesterday Installed. Watch simply renamed again. Battery life again better than with Beta 3.

    (Wait until also in Settings> Bluetooth the new name is displayed)
     
  15. Hemmik macrumors newbie

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    Name is changed under bluetooth settings menu, still no luck. Thanks anyway.
     

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