How to fix WatchOS 'Unable to Install Update' error

Having trouble installing WatchOS updates onto your Apple Watch? You're not alone. But here's a possible fix.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributing Writer

Are you having problems installing a WatchOS update on your Apple Watch? Getting an "Unable to Install Update" error, or perhaps a message that the update cannot be verified? Going around in a loop and not getting anywhere except increasingly frustrated?

Take a deep breath, because I have a fix that might just be what you are looking for.

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Here are the steps:

1. Fire up the Watch app.


2. In the Watch app -- not iOS -- click on General > Usage > Software Update.


3. Click Delete.


4. Click Delete again to confirm the removal of the WatchOS software update.


5. From the Watch app, click on General > Software Update to re-download the update.

That should be the end of your problems!

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