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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 7

  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 7.6.1

Carrier version: 15

July 29, 2021

Available July 29, 2021

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

watchOS 7.6

Carrier version: 15

July 19, 2021

Available July 19, 2021

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

watchOS 7.5

Carrier version: 15

May 24, 2021

Available May 24, 2021

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

watchOS 7.4.1

Carrier version: 15

May 4, 2021

Available May 4, 2021

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

watchOS 7.4

Carrier version: 15

April 26, 2021
  • Ability to unlock your iPhone X and later with Apple Watch when you attempt to use Face ID while wearing a face mask
  • Option to classify Bluetooth device type in Settings for correct identification of headphones for audio notifications
  • Ability to stream audio and video content from Apple Fitness+ workouts to AirPlay 2-enabled TVs and devices
  • Full list of improvements
  • Security updates

Available April 26, 2021

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

watchOS 7.3.3

Carrier version: 15

March 29, 2021

Available March 29, 2021

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

watchOS 7.3.2

Carrier version: 15

March 8, 2021

Available March 8, 2021

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

watchOS 7.3.1

Carrier version: 15

February 15, 2021

Available February 15, 2021

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

watchOS 7.3

Carrier version: 15

January 26, 2021
  • Unity watch face—inspired by the colors of the Pan-African Flag, the shapes change throughout the day as you move creating a face that’s unique to you
  • Fix for an issue where Control Center and Notification Center may be unresponsive when Zoom is enabled
  • Full list of improvements
  • Security updates

Available January 26, 2021

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

watchOS 7.2

Carrier version: 14.0

December 14, 2020

Available December 14, 2020

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

watchOS 7.1

Carrier version: 12.0

November 5, 2020
  • Adds the ability to be notified when your headphone audio level could impact your hearing
  • Resolves an issue that prevented some users from unlocking Mac with Apple Watch
  • Various updates and improvements
  • Full list of improvements
  • Security updates

Available November 5, 2020

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

watchOS 7.0.3

Carrier version: 12.0

October 19, 2020

Available October 19, 2020

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

watchOS 7.0.2

Carrier version: 12.0

October 12, 2020
  • Addresses an issue that could cause the battery to drain more quickly
  • Resolves an issue that prevented some users from accessing the ECG app in regions where it is available
  • Full list of improvements
  • Security updates

Available October 12, 2020

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

watchOS 7.0.1

Carrier version: 12.0

September 24, 2020

Available September 24, 2020

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

watchOS 7.0

Carrier version: 12.0

September 16, 2020

Available September 16, 2020

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 3, 4, 5, 6, or SE
  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Data connection
  • File size: ~80 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.

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