It has now been more than an hour on "verifying". I exited the iPhone app and ran it again and it continues to show "verifying". I will let it run a about 15 more minutes and then I'll quit and shut down both and reboot and try again.
Has anyone else successfully updated from 1.01 to v2.0?
Restarting my phone made the download appear. I did not have to remove the iOS 9.1 beta profile.
You need to have iOS 9 installed on your iPhone.
My watch is all screwed up now. For some strange reason, it keeps rejecting my passcode. The watch won't even restart. I downloaded the update and then it finished installing, then nothing happened for a while. Now it's stuck on the enter passcode screen.
EDIT: Everything good now. I guess my watch created a backup while 2.0 was installing. I restored from that backup and now my watch is up and running with 2.0
After several software is up to date I finally got a new restart on the download. It actually went pretty quick then preparing (5 min) then verifying (5min) actually is now installing on the watch. The tick marls are at about 50% complete around the Apple Logo now. Looks like this attempt is working.
Is activation lock enabled by default or is there a setting for it?
I'm on the 9.1 PB and I got the notification that watchOS 2 was available. A little less than 20 minutes start to finish to download and install the update. Very smooth here in California. Lovin' the new OS. Nice new watch faces and everything does seem to run a bit smoother and quicker. I think the only 3rd party app I have on it, that I know is updated for 2 is Dark Sky. Much quicker on 2.
My ticks finished and that's where my watch got stuck on enter passcode. I kept entering the correct passcode and it was constantly rejected. I'm restoring my watch now from an old backup.
I'm on 2.0 now. I had a few hiccups a long the way though.
Best be patient.
As Apple, Macworld, etc., has said this could take a while…
Especially, if you don't keep the ?Watch and you iPhone nearby in Bluetooth range. Your ?Watch is not fully charged. And/or your ?Watch isn't connected to its charger.
Worse, if you try to restart you ?Watch during the process.
For what it is worth, love the new update and now, my ?Watch even more.
P.S. Installing or updating the ?Watch OS's has always been a drawn-out process. Funny, how many have forgotten this when they got their ?Watch in the first place.
Ah, the usual "let's all pile on at the same time and then whine about it afterwards" forum after a significant software update from Apple.
Nothing to see here. Move along....
I'm definitely loving the new 2.0 update. With all the new features, the watch feels like a brand new device now. Great job Apple!
OK with my iPhone whining that it couldn't connect to the watch and then noting that it was "unable to connect to server", my watch was apparently updating itself (apple logo with a slow moving clock face moving back up towards 12 O'clock). Started this process at 10:10 AM this morning and it just finished at 1:44 PM. Both my iPhone and watch now confirm that I am on 2.0.
Suggestion, make sure your watch is right next to your phone (must be in bluetooth range). I had missed this as my charger is in the bedroom. I suspect that was part of the problem. The other issue is patience - this update takes a long time. So plan on not watch it, just let it do its thing...
Now off to explore the wonders of v2.0...
As they get updated, iPhone apps that come with a Watch app will just be native, usually, as developers have to actively update apps to support running natively on the watch. So, you cannot just move any old iPhone app to your watch and make it native, and I'd keep checking for updates in the App Store on your phone, and reading release notes there, to see when the apps you've installed start having native watch apps.
xacto wrote: »
How do you move an app to the apple watch to make it "native"?
acidedge76 wrote: »
*ding*ding*ding* We have a winner! Removing the Beta Profile and restarting both made the update show up immediately! Thanks so much!