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      Latest reply on Jul 16, 2019 12:19 AM by kstyle
      phindog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        I've seen several posts with people having issues pairing with an Apple Watch running Watch OS 6. In my case I am running the iOS beta 12.4 and having no luck pairing with my watch. So, is iOS 13 required for pairing with an Apple Watch running Watch OS 6??

        • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
          Kean Level 2 Level 2 (50 points)

          Yes, iOS 13 is required for watchOS 6.

          • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
            coltwest Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

            iOS 13 is NOT required to install Watch OS6 beta, but after the install is complete from an iOS 12 phone, you will NOT be able to pair your watch back to that iOS 12 phone. The pairing process fails and you will continually be prompted to update your phone to iOS 13.

             

            So, unless you plan on updating your phone to iOS 13, I would advise against updating your watch to OS 6 beta. You will be stuck with a watch that can't sync up with your iOS 12 phone.

            • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
              StuartH Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

              Not sure this is correct. It’s not mentioned in the release notes and the watch itself states where you can find the watch app in iOS 12.0 or greater. (Can’t past photo here)

                • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
                  coltwest Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                  Correct, it's not mentioned in the release notes that iOS 13 is required, because iOS 13 is NOT required to install Watch OS 6 beta. But if you actually want to use your watch to the fullest (meaning having it paired to an iOS 12 phone) after installing Watch OS 6 beta, then you're out of luck. You will need a phone running iOS 13 if you want to pair up again.

                   

                  That's the problem here (see this thread). Apple didn't state in the release notes that you really should have a phone with iOS 13 on it if you want to use your watch again.

                    • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
                      oguennel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                      Unfortunately does the update work under iOS 12, but no more pairing. This prevents testing on Watch OS 6, while staying on the current iOS. Mine is bricked too and I've just prepared it for sending to the repair center.

                      It would be very helpful to have this option disabled, or at least a note popping up before the update starts. Latest for the public beta. With the Apple Watch, not being able to recover in a normal environment this is little furstrating, although knowing that a developer Beta might cause such effects...

                      • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
                        nyjklein Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                        That's just semantics! Without the ability to pair to an iPhone the watch is pretty much a brick. So Apple should not have allowed the WatchOS 6 profile to be installed from an iOS 12 iPhone. Plain and simple !

                         

                        Jeff

                          • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
                            hosshead Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                            YES.

                            • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
                              Chris Denny Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                              If you have a beta profile installed on your watch, iPhone, iPad or Mac, Software Update is going to download whatever Apple has qued up. watchOS and iOS are different pieces of software for different devices. They are not tethered together in that manner. Apple Watch software isn’t like iOS for the iPhone or iPad. You can almost always restore your devices, The Apple Watch beta software isn’t that way and is one of the main reasons Apple doesn’t put out a public beta for it.

                               

                              Everyone here who is a developer, or at least has a developer account, excepts the conditions and risks when it comes to beta software for their devices, nothing here is Apple’s fault. If you have bricked your watch, then go to an Apple Store and they will send it off to be restored. The Apple Retail reps can not do it in house, *unless something has changed* or call Apple and have it sent off if you don’t have a retail store near you.

                        • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
                          JLHartwell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                          To everyone on the thread. Please ensure you have read the release notes. It states that iOS13 is required for Watch OS6. As found in the release notes: “•Important Update your iPhone to iOS 13 beta, before updating your watch to WatchOS 6 beta (51288800).”

                          • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
                            ngocthua92@icloud.com Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                            My watch bricked too, and I tried to install IOS 13 on my phone, but It's still no luck, I still can not connect to my watch!! what's I must do now?

                            • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
                              Unonexus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                              I had all of the problems mentioned  After downloading iOS 6 to my watch . I just downloaded iOS 13 beta 2 to my Iphone and re-paired my watch . All is good !

                                • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
                                  eeoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                  Do you have an Iphone6, really? It is not the case, here. I am a developer since 2014. This is not amusing. To install a profile, without the warning, to avoid more problems like this. I cannot use the watch series 4 anymore, now for more than a week. And it will not changing anymore. No one here have a good answer? To solve the problem after install the watchOS-beta with only an iPhone 6 and a mac?

                                  We have simulators on a mac with xcode with so much possibilities, no? Is it really a Beta? Or a trap? To buy a new iPhone? Maybe?

                                • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
                                  soylant Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                  Hi

                                   

                                  I also updated my Apple Watch 3 to watchos 6 while I was running IOS 12.4  on my iPhone X, and I lost connection to the watch, I have now installed IOS 13 beta 2 on my Iphone but i am still on able to get my watch paired again, anything seems okay while pairing but when it is done the watch reboots and no connection again :-( i think my watch is forever dead :-(

                                  • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
                                    voelkerb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                    Hey! Same for me! Updated my iPhone to iOS 13 but still no connection. Reserved a thousand times. Initial pairing process seems to work but after it’s finished the watch crashes and shows nothing but the watch face. After reboot the watch wants to be paired again. So annoying ...

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                                        fallebring Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                        Its the same here, after an initial start with watch OS6 and iOS12, where pairing wasnt working, I also updated one of my iPhone XSs to iOS13 beta, but neither beta1 nor beta2 allows me to pair the watch with my phone. As said, everything looks fine, but as soon as I touch the crown to start the watch sfter instalattion, the watch display flashes, and then the connection is lost. After that, all I can do is swipe left right and change watch faces, all other functionality and buttons/menues are not working.

                                          • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
                                            kstyle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                            I had the same issue for several weeks, very annoying, but I managed to solve that by following a guide from someone, (don’t remember the name). What you need to do to get your watch to work again are the following steps: 1. Reset you Watch to factory settings (press and hold "digital crown" and tap "reset"). 2. Change your region to UK, and language to English (if it not) on Watch (click "i" button). 3. Change your Region to UK and language to English on iPhone. 4. Pair and synchronise your Watch. 5. DO NOT CLICK "DIGITAL CROWN" when synchronise finished. Click "OK" button on iPhone, then locate the watchOS 6 beta profile and Activate it again. 6. Your Watch will reboot. 7. Now you can click Digital Crown and all the functions will be working normally

                                        • Re: Is iOS 13 required to instal Watch OS 6 Beta?
                                          jplumtree93 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

                                          I have IOS 13 on my iphoen x, Watch OS 6 installed. and I have pairing issues.