Apple Watch receives periodic software updates that include everything from bug fixes to new features, and your Apple Watch will usually tell you via a notification when a new update is available, but you can also manually check for a Watch update yourself, here’s how to update your Apple Watch to watchOS 9 automatically or manually And what to do if you encounter problems, according to the “business insider” website.
How to update your Apple Watch automatically
1. If you get an update notification on your Apple Watch, tap Update Tonight, then confirm this action on your iPhone.
2. To ensure the update is complete, leave your Apple Watch and iPhone charging next to each other overnight, and make sure they are also connected to WiFi.
How to manually update your Apple Watch
Make sure that the iPhone is updated to the latest software version, and that both the iPhone and Watch are connected to WiFi.
1. Place your Apple Watch on its charger and keep it there until any updates are completed.
2. Open the Watch app on your iPhone and go to the My Watch tab.
3. Tap on General.
4. Click on Software Update, if an update is available, you will see a red number next to Software Update.
5. Click on “Download and Install” if an update is available and you may be asked to enter your iPhone or Apple Watch passcode here, enter it.
6. A progress wheel will appear on the watch face. Keep your Apple Watch on its charger and next to your iPhone for the duration of the update. Do not restart your phone or Apple Watch, or quit the Watch app while updating.
Your Apple Watch will restart automatically once the update is complete.
How to troubleshoot an Apple Watch that won’t update
Make sure your watch isn’t too old to update WatchOS 9, the latest software for Apple Watch, can only be installed on Apple Watch Series 4 or later and with an iPhone 8 or later with iOS 16 or later.
If you’re sure your watch and phone are compatible and new enough to update, you can try to troubleshoot your Apple Watch with these steps:
1. Make sure your Apple Watch is connected to WiFi and on its charger.
2. Restart your Apple Watch.
3. Restart the iPhone paired with the Apple Watch by pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake button until the power off slider appears, drag the Power button across the slider, and turn on your iPhone by holding the Sleep/Wake button.
4. Try to update your Apple Watch after following these steps.