Hi all, I'm running iOS 12 Developer Beta 2 on my iPhone 7 (CDMA) and my watch (1st generation, not series 1) is running watchOS 4.3.2 Beta 3. Yesterday Beta 4 for watchOS 4.3.2 was released and I've been trying to update, but nothing will work. The "1" icon shows up in the Apple Watch app, but when I click on Software Update, it gives me this error.
Could Not Connect to Apple Watch
Make sure your Apple Watch is nearby, powered on, and not in Airplane Mode.
This is incorrect, because my watch is nearby, powered on, on the charger in fact, and not in Airplane Mode. I've tried restarting both devices, tried wearing the watch, tried disabling auto-lock, tried using cellular on my iPhone to check for updates, and nothing. I actually did manage to check for updates once before this issue started, but it gave me an error saying the connection to the software update server couldn't be established.
Initially, I thought this could be because I'm running iOS 12. However, I was able to update the watch to 4.3.2 Beta 3 (the one it's currently running) a couple weeks ago while running iOS 12, so if the issue has to do with either of the betas, it's the most recent one.
Also, in case it makes any difference, I've noticed that notifications aren't being sent to my watch properly. I don't know when it started, but at some point they stopped working. At least, the notifications get sent but they only appear if I tap the moment they're received — after that, they don't show up in the notifications screen on the watch. I was thinking this could be a symptom of the watch and the phone not connecting properly, which would explain the difficulty with updating, but it still makes me ask how it's happening.
If anyone has had this problem (or is currently having the problem), let me know what you did to solve it. I really don't want to have to unpair the watch because I run the risk of encountering issues with pairing that are related to this problem. If any Apple staff can look into this issue, that'd be great — and if they do, they should really tell someone to test these things ahead of time, because none of this shows up anywhere in the release notes.