Apple Releases WatchOS 2: Here's How to Update

Apple's watchOS 2 update is now  now available after a major error derailed  its launch slated for Sept. 16. The changes the update brings include native third-party apps, tetherless Wi-Fi, Time Travel complications, new watch faces, and nightstand mode.

Last Friday, we eagerly awaited Apple’s smartwatch operating system launch, yet only iOS 9 released. Five days later, Apple has fixed the issue. According to Verge, Apple insists the error “was minor and that it's likely not something that users of watchOS 2 would have noticed or experienced.”

You can access the update via your iPhone Watch app on your iDevice by going to General and selecting Software Update. Before you upgrade, make sure your iPhone is running iOS 9 or the watchOS 2 update will not work. Also make sure your Apple Watch is plugged in to a power source and is at least 50 percent charged.

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