The Apple Watch is one of the most advanced smartwatches on the market. The next generation, the 7-series, is expected to include new medical sensors that can tell us about blood sugar, a significant technological advance for the device. Apple is currently selling the Apple Watch Series 6, SE and Series 3. The latter was presented in 2017 so it is a product that is already 4 years old and is still officially on sale. However, updating to the latest versions of watchOS 7 is a real odyssey especially because of its lack of storage space needed to update.
Apple Watch Series 3 makes watchOS updates difficult
The arrival of iOS and iPadOS 14.5 marked a complete stop in the history of this fourteenth major release of Apple’s mobile operating system. The ability to unlock the iPhone through the Apple Watch when we have a mask and can’t do it with Face ID has been one of the big claims of the update. However, many Apple Watch Series 3 users have had serious problems updating their watch and be able to have this function.
This will be the next Apple Watch Series 7
This is because although the feature is included in iOS 14.5, it is also necessary to update the Apple Watch to watchOS 7.4. The problem for these users is the Watch Series 3’s low storage capacity and the exorbitant capacity that watchOS needs to update. In fact, there are two messages that have been tortured for these users. One of them is the following:
To install the watchOS update, your Apple Watch needs at least 3.0 GB of available storage. You can free up storage space by deleting apps using the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
At this time, the user try to delete as much content as possible from your Apple Watch: apps, downloaded songs, etc. However, the device’s little storage means that not only do you not have a lot of apps, but the content you have is barely rubbish. The next step, after removing all that is possible, is the following message from watchOS:
To install the watchOS update, unpair your Apple Watch and pair it again in the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
And finally … the machine is always right
And there is no other option but to pay attention to the device. In order to move to watchOS 7.4 we need to unpair the Apple Watch Series 3 from our iPhone to link it later again. And finally, after a long and tedious odyssey, we managed to update our smartwatch.
This process occurs in a large part of the watchOS updates on the Apple Watch Series 3 due to, as we said, its zero storage capacity. Now the question arises whether watchOS 8 will be compatible with this watch since Apple is currently selling it in its store officially, and stopping the update of a device that was until now on the market is something difficult to understand.