Apple today released a new software update for the Apple Watch, upgrading watchOS 3.2 to watchOS 3.2.2. The watchOS 3.2.2 update comes more than one month after the release of watchOS 3.2, an update that introduced Theater Mode.
watchOS 3.2.2 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General -> Software Update. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone.
An iPhone running iOS 10 or later is required to download the new software, but it is available for all Apple Watch models.
During the beta testing period for watchOS 3.2.2, no major changes or feature tweaks were discovered, so watchOS 3.2.2 appears to focus mainly on performance improvements and bug fixes.
watchOS 3 will soon be succeeded by a new version of watchOS, which we expect to see introduced at the June Worldwide Developers Conference.
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Make sure your car has half a tank and is connected to the pump before attempting the update.
As pointed out above, the hypothesis that the charger is required for entirety of the update process is invalid. This also invalidates the hypothesis that the charger is required for the reboot of the Apple Watch during the update process.
Once the initial update conditions are met (Wi-Fi, 50% charge, on charger) and the update starts, you can move away from those conditions and still finish the update just fine, as I and ErikGrim have done. Based on these observations, I hypothesize that the conditions were mandated in order to reduce, as much as possible, the possible fail states that lead to bricking, not that they are absolute necessities.
I had a very good battery life previously but after this update, on a regular usage of my watch, I woke up this morning at 6:30 a.m. and until 3:30 p.m. the battery dropped form 100% to 94% only!
In the past I had about 14-15% down in this time range. It's not placebo, I wasn't even expecting improved battery life.
This is really insane!
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