Apple is ready to launch the watchOS 7 update for all compatible Apple Watch models later today. Your existing Apple Watch is guaranteed to get a makeover with new dials, features and a bunch of adjustments. You can find the best watchOS 7 features here. Sounds exciting? If you can not wait for the final public release, there is a trick to use that you can install watchOS 7 on Apple Watch right away.
Apple has already released watchOS 7 GM (Golden Master) for developers and public beta testers. This is the same version of watchOS 7 that Apple will release to the public later today, unless some major showstop errors are reported with the operating system. So if you want, you can install watchOS 7 Golden Master on Apple Watch and experience the latest watchOS 7 release on Apple Watch a few hours early.
watchOS 7 compatibility: Supported Apple Watch models
watchOS 7 is compatible with the following Apple Watch models:
- Apple Watch Series 3
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 5
If you were waiting to start watchOS testing with version 7, now is the time to download and get started.
Things you should know
- Back up all your data stored on the Apple Watch. Installing the watchOS 7 update will not dry the Apple Watch, but backing up important data is always a good option.
- Your iPhone must also runs an iOS 1
Read: How to install iOS 14 on iPhone right now
With everything out of the way, you can now follow the steps below and install watchOS 7 on your Apple Watch.
How to install watchOS 7 using iPhone
Since the iPhone is already running the iOS 14 update, you’re already part of Apple’s public beta program. Thus, you need to proceed and install the watchOS 7 profile directly on the Apple Watch. Follow the step-by-step instructions.
Step 1: Log in to developer.apple.com on the iPhone paired with the Apple Watch.
Step 2: Press Discover and navigate to watchOS > Download.
Step 3: Log in with your apple ID if you are asked.
Step 4: Press Install profile next to watchOS 7 Beta.
Step 5: Select Allow upon request for permission to install a profile.
Step 6: Press Install begin. Enter the device Password if you are asked to do so.
Step 7: Select Install to confirm.
Once the Apple Watch has restarted, the installation process returns to normal.
With the watchOS 7 certificate installed, you can now open the Apple Watch app to install the watchOS 7 update. First, make sure that the iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi and that the Apple Watch is charged at least 50%, and connect it to the magnetic charger. Now go through the steps below.
Step 1: Open the Apple Watch app on iPhone.
Step 2: Navigate to My watch > General > Software update.
Step 3: Press Download and install.
Step 4: Enter yours iPhone password and accepts the terms.
The WatchOS update is downloaded and transferred to the Apple Watch, and the Apple Watch restarts to apply the update. You can follow the progress of the Apple Watch screen, and when it’s done, you’re ready.
How to install watchOS 7 using Apple Watch
After the watchOS 6 update, Apple allows you to update Apple Watch using the Settings app on the Apple Watch itself. However, you still need to keep the watch connected to the iPhone. Let me remind you again, you need to keep your Apple Watch connected to the charger. And the system will only install the update when the Apple Watch has a battery level of at least 50%.
Follow the steps below to update your Apple Watch through the watch itself.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch using Siri or the App list.
Step 2: Go to General > Software update > Install and press Ok.
Step 3: Open the Watch app on iPhone. Accept the terms and install the watchOS 7 update.
Once the update is installed on Apple Watch, you can check out all the new features in watchOS 7. Let us know how it goes, and feel free to leave us a comment if you have any questions.