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

 

 

 

Identify the device's current software version

 

watchOS version 5

  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

 

VERSION RELEASE DATE ENHANCEMENTS STATUS

watchOS version 5.3.4

Carrier version: 8.0

December 19, 2019
  • Provides important security and stability updates and is recommended for all users

December 19, 2019

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

watchOS version 5.3.3

Carrier version: 8.0

October 29, 2019
  • Provides important security and stability updates and is recommended for all users

October 29, 2019

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

watchOS version 5.3.2

Carrier version: 8.0

September 26, 2019
  • Provides important security and stability updates and is recommended for all users

September 26, 2019

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

watchOS version 5.3.1

Carrier version: 8.0

August 26, 2019
  • Provides important security and stability updates and is recommended for all users

August 26, 2019

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

watchOS version 5.3

Carrier version: 8.0

July 22, 2019
  • Provides important security updates including a fix for the Walkie-Talkie app
  • ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 now available in Canada and Singapore
  • Irregular heart rhythm notifications now available in Canada and Singapore

July 22, 2019

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

watchOS version 5.2.1

Carrier version: 8.0

May 13, 2019
  • ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 is now available in Croatia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Poland and Slovakia
  • Irregular heart rhythm notifications are now available in Croatia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Poland and Slovakia
  • Fixes an issue where the numbers on the Explorer face would not appear for some users
  • Additional updates and fixes
  • Apple security updates

Mary 13, 2019

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

watchOS version 5.2

Carrier version: 8.0

March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

watchOS version 5.1.3

Carrier version 7.0

January 22, 2019

January 22, 2019

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

watchOS version 5.1.2

December 6, 2018

  • New ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4
  • Enables direct access to supported movie tickets, coupons, and rewards cards in Wallet when tapped to a contactless reader
  • Receive notifications and animated celebrations when you achieve daily maximum points in a day during an Activity competition
  • Additional updates and fixes
  • Apple security updates

December 6, 2018

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

watchOS version 5.1.1

November 5, 2018

  • Apple Watch Series 4 automatically contacts emergency services if you are immobile for about a minute after detecting a hard fall.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause an incomplete installation of the Walkie-Talkie app for some users
  • Resolves an issue that prevented some users from being able to send or receive invitations on Walkie-Talkie
  • Additional updates and fixes
  • Apple security updates

November 5, 2018

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

watchOS version 5.1

October 30, 2018

  • Apple Watch Series 4 automatically contacts emergency services if you are immobile for about a minute after detecting a hard fall.
  • Fixes an issue that could cause an incomplete installation of the Walkie-Talkie app for some users
  • Resolves an issue that prevented some users from being able to send or receive invitations on Walkie-Talkie
  • Additional updates and fixes
  • Apple security updates

October 30, 2018

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

watchOS version 5.0.1

September 27, 2018

  • Fixes an issue that caused a small number of users to see an increase in exercise minutes
  • Addresses an issue that caused some users to not receive Stand credit in the afternoon
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent Apple Watch from charging
  • Additional updates and fixes
  • Apple security updates

September 27, 2018

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

watchOS version 5

September 17, 2018

  • Adds activity competitions with your friends
  • Adds Walkie-Talkie, a new, easy way to have a one-on-one conversation with anyone who has a compatible Apple Watch
  • Siri now works with your favorite apps
  • Notifications from the same app are now smartly grouped together
  • Additional updates and fixes
  • Apple security updates

September 17, 2018

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

Other versions

N/A

N/A

Your phone has non-T-Mobile software, and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.

 

 

Determine update requirements

Your device must meet the following requirements to update the software to the most current version:

  • Apple Watch series 1, 2, 3, or 4
  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Data connection
  • 0.7 GB available memory (File size of update: ~0.5 GB)

 

 

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.
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