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 of the steps that we must follow to carry out this action. The document was updated yesterday afternoon a few minutes after the release of the latest available version of iOS 15.4 and watchOS 8.5
Here are the steps to carry out this restoration
The most important thing and what must be taken into account to perform this action is to update iOS 15.4 and watchOS 8.5 devices. This, combined 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. That said, all we have to do is the following:
- Place iPhone near Apple Watch running iOS version 15.4 or later, connected to a Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth on, and both devices unlocked
- Obviously we must have the Apple Watch charger nearby because 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
This restore may fail if we are connected to a 5 GHz network, that’s why Apple advises using the 2.4 GHz network to perform this process in addition to avoiding unsecured 802.1X or Wi-Fi networks. such as those of a hotel, bars, etc. In any case, the recommendations indicated by Apple are common sense, so you don’t have to do anything extraordinary to carry out this action.
In this case, it is also important to note that this process must be done in specific cases and never “try” to see if it works. If after performing this restore process, the clock shows the red exclamation mark iconit will be necessary to take the watch to an Apple Store or authorized retailer.