What is likely to happen if I installed 6 when my phone was on 13 but I rolled it back?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dsr2, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. dsr2 macrumors regular

    dsr2

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    My title says it all. I had to roll back to 12.3 beta. Is my watch likely to suddenly brick?
     
  2. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    If you install Watch OS 6, you're committing to keep your iPhone on iOS 13.
     
  3. dsr2 thread starter macrumors regular

    dsr2

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    Thanks all. Well, I had to roll my phone back (one of the only times I couldn’t stand the bugginess of the newest IOS) and so far my watch hasn’t bricked but I am bracing myself. If it happens, oh well. I will bring it to an apple store to restore it. Really a first world problem.
     
  4. dsr2 thread starter macrumors regular

    dsr2

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    Update: The watch didn’t brick, but it no longer mirrors my phone and I don’t get texts, email, etc. The watch behaves, well, just like a watch but that is ok for a while.
     
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  6. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

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    Suddenly brick? No, some (most?) newer watchOS versions won’t communicate with older iOS. It’ll be fine again once you update to release 13. You can also send it in to Apple for a downgrade.
     

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