This is another of the many new features that have been implemented in the latest versions of iOS and watchOS released for all users a few hours ago. In this case, the Cupertino company showed the function of restore Apple Watch firmware using iPhone thanks to these new versions.
The support document sent by apple even shows each and every one of the steps that we have to do to carry out this action. The document was updated yesterday afternoon a few minutes after releasing the latest available version of iOS 15.4 and watchOS 8.5 to all users.
These are the steps to carry out this restoration
The most important thing and what must be taken into account to carry out this action is to have the iOS 15.4 and watchOS 8.5 devices updated. This, together with the need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network and to each other via Bluetooth, are the essential requirements to carry out the process of restoration. Having said this, all we have to do is the following:
- Have the iPhone near the Apple Watch running iOS version 15.4 or later, connected to a Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth turned on, and both devices unlocked
- Obviously we have to have the Apple Watch charger nearby since it will not let us carry out the process if it is not placed on it
- Once we have this, we simply have to press the side button of the Apple Watch twice to start the process and follow the steps indicated
That restoration can fail if we are connected to a 5 GHz network, that is why Apple advises using the 2.4GHz network to carry out this process in addition to avoiding 802.1X or unsecured Wi-Fi networks. such as those of a hotel, bars, etc. In any case, the recommendations indicated by Apple are common sense, so you do not have to do anything out of the ordinary to carry out this action.
In this case, it is also important to note that this process has to be done in specific cases and never to “try” to see if it works. If after performing this restoration process the clock shows the red exclamation mark iconit will be necessary to take the watch to an Apple Store or authorized reseller.