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.
This tutorial about how to use zoom on Apple Watch can show you how to zoom out if your watch screen has become zoomed in.
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.
Step 2: Select the General option.
Step 3: Select the About option.
Step 4: Scroll down and locate the Version row. Your Watch OS version is shown there.
Find the Watch OS Version from the iPhone
Step 1: Open the Watch app.
Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Step 3: Tap the General option.
Step 4: Tap About at the top of the screen.
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.
Now that you know how to see which version of the WatchOS operating system is installed on your Apple Watch, you can find this information whether you are looking on your watch or your paired iPhone.
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