Software updates: Apple Watch series 3

Use this page to identify software versions for the Apple Watch series 3 as well as details on recent software updates.

 

 

 

Identify the device's current software version

 

WatchOS version 4

  1. From the watch face, press the Digital Crown to view the apps list.
  2. Tap Settings > General > About.
  3. Review the information in the Review software version details section below.

 

 

Review software version details

 

VERSIONRELEASE DATEENHANCEMENTSSTATUS

WatchOS version 4.0.1

October 4, 2017

Fixes issues that were causing Apple Watch to join unauthenticated (captive) Wi-Fi networks

Additional updates and fixes

October 4, 2017

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

WatchOS version 4

September 22, 2017

Launch software

September 22, 2017

If customers' devices meet the update requirements below, they can upgrade to the most current software version.

 

 

Determine update requirements

Customers' devices must meet the following requirements to update their software to the most current version:

  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Data connection
  • XX MB available memory (File size of update: ~XX MB)

 

 

Update software versions

 

Update automatically over the air (OTA)

Your phone will notify you when it is ready to update. After receiving the OTA notification, follow these steps:

 

  1. On your iPhone, tap the notification to install the software update.
  2. Follow the prompts to install any software updates.

 

Update Manually over the air (OTA)

  1. On your iPhone, open the Watch app.

  2. Tap My Watch at the bottom of the screen.

  3. Tap General > Software Update.

  4. The device checks for software updates and displays the current version if none is available.

  5. Follow the prompts to install any software updates.