Which Version of Watch OS is on My Apple Watch?

Your Apple Watch uses an operating system called Watch OS. This is a special version of Apple’s software that was designed specifically for Apple Watch hardware. Like most operating systems, Watch OS periodically receives updates that add new features and fix existing bugs.

If you are attempting to do something on your Apple Watch and are having difficulty following the steps described in an article, or by technical support, then you may want to check the version of Watch OS that is on your device. Our guide below will show you where to find this information on the Watch, as well as through the Watch app on your iPhone.


How to Find the Watch OS Version for an Apple Watch

The steps below will show you how to find the version of Watch OS that is currently installed on your Apple Watch, You can find this information both directly on the watch, as well as through the Watch app on your synced iPhone.


Find Watch OS Version on the Watch


Step 1: Open the Settings app on the watch. You can press the crown button on the side of the watch to find the app screen.

open the settings app on apple watch



Step 2: Select the General option.

open the general menu



Step 3: Select the About option.

open the about menu



Step 4: Scroll down and locate the Version row. Your Watch OS version is shown there.

find watch os version on apple watch



Find the Watch OS Version from the iPhone


Step 1: Open the Watch app.

open apple watch app


Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen.

open the my watch tab


Step 3: Tap the General option.

select the general option



Step 4: Tap About at the top of the screen.

tap the about option



Step 5: Locate the information to the right of Version. This is the current version of Watch OS that is installed on your Apple Watch.

find watch os version in iphone watch app



Would you like to be able to share screenshots from your Apple Watch? Find out how to enable Apple Watch screenshots so that you can start sharing them in the same way that you would share pictures you took with your iPhone’s camera.

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