How to Download and Install WatchOS 10.1 on Apple Watch

🗓️ November 27, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Finally, the wait is over and watchOS 10.1 is available to download for your Apple Watch. in this article, you will learn how to update Apple Watch to watchOS 10. This is the first update regarding the watchOS 10, it may also be possible that Apple will release a few more to fix the watchOS 10 issues or bugs.

Before downloading watchOS 10 to your Apple Watch, verify whether your Apple Watch is compatible with watchOS or not. Furthermore, there are some requirements that you should consider prior to the update.


  • Keep your Apple Watch and iPhone close
  • Make sure Apple Watch and iPhone are connected to Wi-Fi and Also Paired.
  • Put the Apple Watch in Charge (Apple Watch Installation Required At least 50% and connected with Charging)
  • Check if your iPhone is updated to the latest version

2 Methods: Steps for Download and Install WatchOS Update on Apple Watch With or Without iPhone

Here’s the answer of how do I update my Apple Watch to latest watchOS,

WatchOS 10 Compatible Apple Watch

  • watchOS 10 requires iPhone Xs or later with iOS 17 and one of the following Apple Watch models:
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch SE
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple Watch Series 8
  • Apple Watch Series 9
  • Apple Watch Ultra
  • Apple Watch Ultra 2

Next, check on your iPhone’s Watch App to Download WatchOS 10 Update for your Paired Apple Watch.

  • Open Watch App on your iPhone > My Watch Tab > General > Software Update > Download and Install Latest WatchOS

For WatchOS

First Update your iPhone to the latest iOS (For WatchOS 10, iOS 17 is required)

Step #1: First and foremost thing, you should update the iPhone to the latest version.

To do so,

  1. Go to the “Settings” app on the iPhone.
  2. Tap “General”.
  3. Scroll down and select “Software Update”.
  4. If any pending update is available then, tap “Download and Install”. [the latest free firmware for the public is iOS 17.1]

After iOS installed on iPhone, Check For Apple Watch Update to WatchOS

  • Step #2: Now, connect the iPhone to the Wi-Fi.
  • Step #3: Locate and open the “Watch” app on the iPhone.
  • Step #4: On the bottom, select the “My Watch” tab.
  • Step #5: Go to the “General”.
  • Step #6: Hit the “Software Update”.
  • Step #7: Now, you have to select “Download and Install”.
  • Step #8: For security reasons, you may ask to enter the iPhone Passcode, enter it.
  • Step #9:Agree” to the Terms & Conditions.
  • Step #10: On your Apple Watch, tap “Proceed”.
  • Step #11: Lastly, you will be asked to enter the Apple Watch Passcode.

Update Apple Watch Without iPhone

WatchOS 6 or later WatchOS 6.x Apple Watch users can directly Download and Install Update to Apple Watch. Press the Digital Crown button to move the Apple Watch apps home screen. Tap on Settings app [Gear icon] > Tap on General options > Software Update.

  • Note: Keeps your Apple Watch Near to iPhone. Or WiFi should be enabled on Apple Watch. Check under the Apple Watch control center [Swipe up On watch Face from the bottom edge to popup Apple Watch Control center].
  • That’s it.

Now, the progress wheel will appear right on your Apple Watch, indicating that the update is in the progress. Sit back and relax as it may take minutes or an hour to update the Apple Watch. If the New WatchOS installation Failed, check out our quick tutorial that helps to fix,

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Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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