Why Is My Apple Watch Taking So Long To Update?

If you’re wondering why apple watch is taking so long to update, there could be a few different reasons. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most common causes and offer some tips on how to speed up the process.

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Update Issues

If apple watch is frozen on the Apple logo or taking a long time to update, don’t worry! It’s relatively common for the update process to take a while, especially if you’re updating from watchOS 3 or an older version. In most cases, all you need to do is be patient and wait for the update to finish. In this article, we’ll explain why apple watch is taking so long to update and what you can do to speed up the process.

Check for updates

Before you begin, make sure that your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS, and that your Watch is charged to at least 50%. If you’re updating wirelessly, you need to be connected to Wi-Fi.

On your iPhone, open the watch app then tap the watch tab
Tap General > Software Update.
Tap Download and Install. If a message asks for your iPhone passcode or Apple Watch passcode, enter it.
If prompted, tap Install.
To install the update later, tap Install Tonight or Remind Me Later. If you tap Install Tonight, just make sure that your iPhone is charging overnight.

Software updates

If you see the progress bar on your Apple Watch stuck for a long time, don’t worry! It usually takes around 20-30 minutes for the update to finish.

There are two types of software updates for Apple Watch: over-the-air (OTA) updates and firmware updates. OTA updates are smaller and downloaded directly to your watch, while firmware updates are larger and downloaded to your iPhone, then transferred to your watch.

If you’re having trouble installing an OTA update, it might help to connect your watch to its charger first. If that doesn’t work, you can also try updating your watch through the Watch app on your iPhone. Just open the app, go to My Watch > General > Software Update, then follow the instructions on the screen.

Firmware updates are a little trickier, since they require both your watch and your iPhone to be connected wirelessly during the update process. If you’re having trouble with this, try restarting both devices and making sure that they’re in close proximity to each other. You should also make sure that your devices have enough battery life left—at least 50% is ideal.

If you’re still having trouble after all that, you can always reach out to Apple support for help!

App updates

While we love our Apple Watches, there’s no denying that they’re not perfect. One of the most frustrating things about them can be how long they take to update.

It’s not unusual for an Apple Watch update to take several hours, and in some cases, it can even take a whole day. There are a few things that can contribute to this, but the good news is that there are also a few things you can do to speed up the process.

One of the biggest factors in how long an Apple Watch update takes is the size of the update itself. If it’s a large update, it’s going to take longer than if it’s a small one. Another factor is whether or not you have all of your apps up to date. If you don’t, your Apple Watch will need to update them first before it can install the new watchOS update.

There are a few things you can do to speed up the process, though. First, make sure your iPhone is close by and connected to Wi-Fi. The Watch will download the update from your iPhone and then install it on itself. If your iPhone is far away or not connected to Wi-Fi, the process will take longer.

Second, put your Watch on its charger before beginning the update. This will help ensure that the battery doesn’t run out during the process and force your Watch start from scratch. And third, try not to use your Watch while the update is happening. Every time you use it, the process has to start over from where it left off, which can add significant time onto the overall process.

Connection Issues

If your watch is connected to Wi-Fi, the update should take place automatically. If you’re having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi, make sure that your watch is in range of your router. If you’re still having trouble, try restarting your watch and your iPhone. If that doesn’t work, you can try unpairing and then reconnecting your watch to your iPhone.

Check your connection

One of the reasons why your Apple Watch might be taking a long time to update is because of the connection. There are two ways to update your Apple Watch: over the air or through your iPhone. If you’re updating over the air, make sure that your Apple Watch is in range of your iPhone and that you have a strong Wi-Fi connection. If you’re updating through your iPhone, make sure that your iPhone is connected to a power source and that you have a strong Wi-Fi connection.

If you’re still having trouble, try restarting your Apple Watch and your iPhone. If that doesn’t work, try unpairing and then re-pairing your Apple Watch.

Update over Wi-Fi

If you’re having trouble updating your Apple Watch over Wi-Fi, it might be because your Wi-Fi network is blocked or has security settings that don’t allow connections on certain ports.

If you have a firewall, your network administrator needs to allow the following ports and servers:

– Port 443 (https)
– apple.com
– gsp11.apple.com
– mesu.apple.com
– su.ecom.apple.com

Update with iTunes

If you’re having trouble updating your Apple Watch, you can try updating it with iTunes on your computer. First, make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed. Then, connect your Apple Watch to your computer using the included charging cable. Once it’s connected, open iTunes and select your watch from the list of devices. Click the “Update” button to start the update process.

Battery Issues

It could be a number of things if your Apple Watch is taking a long time to update. It could be because of a software issue or a problem with the battery. If it’s the battery, it could be that the watch is old and needs to be replaced, or it could be that the battery is not charged enough.

Check your battery

Apple Watch is designed to be extremely power efficient, but if you’re using certain apps or features, or if your watch is older and its battery isn’t holding a charge as well as it used to, you might need to conserve power. Here are some ways to do that.

First, check your battery. If it’s low, charge it for a little while before using your watch. You can also check your watch’s battery level in the Watch app on your iPhone:

-Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
-Tap the My Watch tab.
-Tap Battery.
-Tap Last 24 Hours or Last 7 Days to see how much battery life you’ve used in that time period.

If you see that you’re using a lot of battery power, here are some ways to conserve it:

-Use Power Saving Mode: This mode disables certain features and uses less power. To turn it on, open the Settings app on your watch, tap Battery, then tap Power Saving Mode.
-Reduce screen brightness: A bright screen uses more power than a dim one. To adjust brightness, open the Settings app on your watch, tap Brightness & Text Size, then turn Auto-Brightness off and drag the brightness slider to where you want it. You can also turn Reduce Motion on to save power when animations and transitions are used.
-Turn off Wi-Fi: When you’re not using Wi-Fi, turn it off in Control Center or in the Settings app by tapping Wi-Fi > Off. If you need Wi-Fi for an activity like downloading apps or music from iTunes Store, connect to a known network instead of using public networks.
-Manage notifications: Notifications use power, especially when they include sound or vibration alerts. To manage notifications on your watch, open the Settings app on your iPhone, tap Notifications > Mirror iPhone Alerts From > Choose which apps to mirror alerts from On each app that you choose, you can decide whether its notifications appear on your watch and whether they include sound alerts.

Update in low-power mode

If you’re experiencing an unusually slow or stuck update process, it might help to put your Apple Watch in low-power mode during the update. Once the update completes, you can turn low-power mode off again.

Other Issues

While technically not an “issue,” per se, the number one complaint we’ve seen about the Apple Watch update process is that it’s taking an excessively long time. In some cases, people are reporting that the update is taking upwards of two hours!

Check for other issues

After you update your iPhone, iPad, ipod touch you might see a spinning wheel or progress bar on your device’ s screen for a while. The time it takes to update your device can vary depending on the size of the update and your Internet speed. You should leave your device connected to a power source and connected to the Internet with a cellular data or Wi-Fi connection. If the update takes more than an hour, your device will exit recovery mode and you’ ll need to repeat these steps.

If you can’t update wirelessly on your device, you can update manually using iTunes on a computer that you trust. If your computer is using Personal Hotspot on the device that you’re updating, connect your computer to a different Wi-Fi or Ethernet network before you update.

Update your iPhone

Update your iPhone first, then update your Apple Watch. If you don’t have enough space to update your iPhone, you can delete content from your device to make space. If you still can’t update, you might need to free up more space or restore your device from a backup.

Make sure that your iPhone and your Apple Watch are in range of each other and connected to the same Wi-Fi network. If you’re trying to update wirelessly, and the progress bar on your Apple Watch is stuck on “Verifying,” learn what to do.

On your iPhone, open the Watch app, then tap General > Software Update.
* If an update is available, tap Download and Install; if asked, enter your passcode.
* When the update has finished downloading, tap Install.
* After the installation completes, your Apple Watch will restart on its own. Keep it on its charger until the update finishes.

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