Get ready to update First, make sure that your Apple Watch is compatible with the latest software: watchOS 8 is compatible with Apple Watch Series 3 and later and Apple Watch SE. Upgrading to watchOS 8 requires iPhone 6s or later running iOS 15 or later. Find your Apple Watch model.
Lastly, it's Apple's policy to keep supporting all its products for at least five years after they were last sold. This means that even if Apple stopped selling the Apple Watch Series 3 tomorrow, you'd still be able to get service and support for it from Apple until at least early 2026.
This means that even if Apple stopped selling the Apple Watch Series 3 tomorrow, you'd still be able to get service and support for it from Apple until at least early 2026.
Updates. The Apple Watch Series 3 is still able to get updated to the new WatchOS 8 operating system, but the process of getting that update installed might be more trouble than it's worth.
Bad news, Apple Watch Series 3 owners: Your smartwatch will not be receiving the next major watchOS release. Announced Monday, Apple watchOS 9 will bring a number of new health and fitness features, plus four fresh watch faces, to Apple Watches this fall.
Apple Watch Series 3 Software Update
Here's how you can enable mobile data access if Apple Watch Weather not updating. Open the Settings app on your iPhone. Scroll down and tap Weather. Tap the toggle next to Cellular Data to enable access.
All replies Another place to check is on the watch in settings/privacy/Location Services and make sure this is turned on and scroll down to apple watch workout and select while using the app.
If you need help updating Make sure that your Apple Watch connects to its charger. Restart your Apple Watch. Press and hold the side button until you see Power Off, then drag the slider. To turn your watch on again, press and hold the side button.
Check that Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are enabled on your iPhone (Settings > Wi-Fi / Bluetooth). Check that your watch and iPhone are connected: Swipe up on the watch face, then swipe left / right until you find the Settings Glance. This will state either Connected or Disconnected. Disable Airplane Mode if it is enabled.
On your iPhone, in the Watch app, go to: My Watch > General > Usage > Software Update - delete any update file, if one is shown. Delete any beta profiles that may be installed for your iPhone and/or Apple Watch and then restart both devices after doing so. Restart both your iPhone and your Apple Watch (normally):
If you need help updating
Update Directly on the Apple Watch
Make Sure Calibration is On Tap Location Services. Make sure that Location Services is turned on. Scroll down and tap System Services. Make sure that Motion Calibration & Distance is turned on.
If your Apple Watch isn't charging, first check all hardware connections and then force the watch to restart and try again. An Apple Watch that's working properly should give you 18 hours of battery life and will require about two hours to fully charge.