I hope the rest of you have a better experience updating your Apple Watch to watchOS 2.0. Mine was stuck on verifying 2x. I tried restarting phone and watch, but it then said I was up to date on OS 1.01! Kept locking the watch also.
In the end, I had restarted the phone 3 times and did a soft reset. Restarted my Watch twice. Worst OS update install – waste of 3+ hours.
It finally gave me a third try and looked like it was installing. When it finished, my phone said “watchOS 1.01- your watch is up to date.” After I was done banging my head against the wall, I looked at the watch again, and it definitely had a different appearance. I restarted the Apple Watch app on my phone, and it finally said “watchOS 2.0 – your watch is up to date”.
- Be sure to have enough time to complete this, so you don’t have to interrupt the process.
- Before the install, set the Autolock on your phone to NEVER (Settings>General>Autolock).
- Put the watch (on the charger) immediately next to the phone.