Check for updates

To get the most out of your watch, make sure that everything is up to date.

See your watch version

  1. If you can’t see your screen, wake up the watch.
  2. To open your list of apps, press the Power button.
  3. Tap Settings and then System.
  4. Tap About and then Versions.
  5. Your watch has an OS version and a system version. To find both pieces of info:

Note: The version number that you see on your phone is for the Wear OS by Google app. It's not the same as your watch’s version.

Check for updates on your watch

Watch updates are often installed overnight while your watch is charging. To make sure that your device gets its updates, keep your watch powered on and connected to Wi-Fi.

Sometimes, you need to update your watch through the Play Store.

Download system updates

System updates are automatic. But if a Wear OS by Google update doesn’t install on its own, you may need to download it yourself.

Manage your watch's automatic updates

  1.  Make sure that your watch is connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. On your watch, open the Play Store Google Play.
  3. From the top of your screen, swipe down and tap Settings Settings.
  4. Turn Auto-update apps on or off.

To keep your apps up to date, stay signed in to your Google account and keep your watch on when you charge it.

Download system updates directly

To see if there’s an update ready:

  1. If you can’t see your screen, wake up the watch.
  2. To open your list of apps, press the Power button.
  3. Tap Settings and then System and then About.
  4. Scroll down and tap System updates.

If an update is available, your watch will download it. If not, you’ll see that your watch is up to date.

Download Wear OS updates

To get the latest Wear OS update, download it from the Play Store app on your watch.

To see if there’s an update ready:

  1. If you can’t see your screen, wake up the watch.
  2. To open your list of apps, press the Power button.
  3. Tap the Play Store app Google Play.
    • If necessary, follow the instructions to connect to Wi-Fi and add a Google Account.
  4. From the top of your screen, swipe down and tap My Apps My Apps.
  5. If you see 'Updates available', download the one that you want or tap Update all.

If you don’t see 'Updates available', then your apps are all up to date.

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