watchOS 6 and iPhone 6 Incompatible?

ImpulseDOM

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 4, 2019
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So I have an iPhone XS with Watch Series 3. I've updated to iOS 13 and WatchOS 6 respectively.

Now, I usually pass on my old tech to my parents. My mother is using my iPhone 6 on iOS 12.

Does this mean my Watch Series 3 can no longer connect to the iPhone 6?

If so can I roll back the WatchOS update to WatchOS 5?

I plan to give my mother the Series 3 next year when I buy a Series 6. If I can't do that on WatchOS 6 that is a problem.

Thanks in advance.
 

BillGates1969

macrumors 6502a
Sep 11, 2008
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Bournemouth
WatchOS6 will need an iPhone running iOS 13. You may be out of luck as you cant manually roll back and I am not sure if Apple will do it for you next year as WatchOS 5 will probably no longer be singed for a Series 3 watch.
 

ImpulseDOM

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 4, 2019
8
41
WatchOS6 will need an iPhone running iOS 13. You may be out of luck as you cant manually roll back and I am not sure if Apple will do it for you next year as WatchOS 5 will probably no longer be singed for a Series 3 watch.
Can I roll it back now and stay on watchOS 5 or is it not possible?