If you're desperate for Apple Watch updates, here's how you can speed them up — 2022

When Apple releases an update for our Apple Watch, we must plan very well when we are going to install it because it becomes very frustrating how slow the download is of the new software version. Once we have downloaded it, the installation is relatively fast, but without a doubt we must find a way to speed up these software downloads on our smart watch. In this article we give you different tips to be able to do it.

Why does it take so long to update the Apple Watch?

The problem of slow downloading of updates for the Apple Watch It lies mainly in the connection between our iPhone and the watch. We may think that it may be because the servers are saturated, but we must think that what is being done is downloading to the iPhone and then transferring the update file to the Apple Watch. The Bluetooth connection is not the fastest in the world and this is where a bottleneck is created. Even if you have a very good internet connection, this will not speed up the download, although logic dictates that it be so.

Since the Bluetooth connection is extremely slow, we must choose to download the update file directly to the Apple Watch. We can do this connecting our clock to the WiFi network , and thanks to watchOS 6 being able to perform the update from the Watch settings itself.

Connect your Apple Watch to the WiFi network

In order to connect our Apple Watch to the WiFi network of our home or any other place, we must follow the following steps:

  1. Press the Digital Crown to access all apps.
  2. Select the gear to access the Watch Settings.
  3. Go to the section 'Wi-Fi'.
  4. Select your network name and enter the password. It can be somewhat complicated to do it since we will have to write each of the letters, numbers and symbols.

Search for the update from the clock itself

Once we have done this, disconnect the Apple Watch and the iPhone to force it to use the newly configured WiFi connection. When the watch is already operating with the WiFi network and not through the iPhone, we must start the update by following these steps:

  1. Press the Digital Crown to access all apps.
  2. Select the gear to access the Watch Settings.
  3. Go to the section ‘General’ and then to 'Software update' . It will automatically start looking for the most recent software version, and if there is one available, we will have to click on 'Install'.

Keep in mind that to update the Apple Watch, it must be be on base load and also have to have a 50% load or more. If these two conditions are not met, the installation of the new version of the operating system will not start.

Using this update system that is available from watchOS 6 onwards you will notice that your software updates are not a real ordeal when it comes to waiting for them to download and install.

And you, how do you regularly update your Apple Watch? Tell us about your system in the comment box.