1. Rich Woods's Avatar
    If there was a way to put the Watch in recovery or DFU mode similar to that of iOS devices to restore it then I wouldn't hesitate to load WatchOS 2 beta. Although I doubt I would really be negatively affected if the beta turned out to suck on 'my' Watch, having to go through Apple to have it re-flashed is something I'm just not willing to do if things turned out to be dire. Know what I mean?
    As far as I can tell, there is a DFU mode. It just doesn't do anything because it's not connected to anything. When you shut off the watch, hold down the digital crown while putting it on the charger. It goes into DFU mode. I could be wrong though.
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    06-26-2015 01:55 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    As far as I can tell, there is a DFU mode. It just doesn't do anything because it's not connected to anything. When you shut off the watch, hold down the digital crown while putting it on the charger. It goes into DFU mode. I could be wrong though.
    Okay, thanks. I'll test it out later...
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 06-26-2015 at 02:47 PM.
    06-26-2015 01:56 PM
  3. rpol86's Avatar
    So I have setup a service thru Apple chat to send it in for downgrade. I love the new features but there's no feature worth enough to have to charge the watch 2 times a day specially on gym days. The guy said it was a 5-8 days turnaround time. Not waiting for a stable beta in the fall and kill the battery because of the charge cycles.
    06-27-2015 02:54 PM
  4. suprmanx7's Avatar
    I've been using my 2.0 beta 2 for a while and its been great, i think i know the main culpurit for bad battery life. Its the weather. I removed it from my face on the watch and it stopped draining battery, it seems like there is something seriously wrong with it.
    Everytime i turn it back on(the watch on the face), the battery drains. Can others please try this, see what you find!
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    06-27-2015 08:19 PM
  5. drrogge's Avatar
    how did you remove the stock weather app?
    06-28-2015 05:45 AM
  6. baz1536's Avatar
    how did you remove the stock weather app?
    I think he means he stopped it installing to the watch from the watch app.


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    06-28-2015 05:58 AM
  7. drrogge's Avatar
    aha
    06-28-2015 06:17 AM
  8. drrogge's Avatar
    I cant do that. Anyone explain?
    06-28-2015 06:34 AM
  9. Scatabrain's Avatar
    how did you remove the stock weather app?
    He means on the watch face. I had weather on my face yesterday. I didn't use the watch much beyond replying to some messages. At midnight it was at 53%! I wasn't popping up glances at all.

    I also used the phone 6+ very little. Checked the forums and FB and a short call or 2. Using my mophie I got to midnight with 100% charge!

    I had 2 days this week that I had to charge the watch during the day on beta 2. I believe the WiFi was wonky on those days. I had heavy phone use on those days.

    I do think it's a combination of over communicating which may sometimes include the weather glance or complication. But I also think it's exacerbated by wifi wonky-ness on phone. The good news is that if those are the causes they are 100% fixable with software. If it was a new downside of the extra demand of 2.0 and 9 we would be in trouble. All evidence points to fixable.
    06-28-2015 11:17 AM
  10. Scatabrain's Avatar
    He means on the watch face. I had weather on my face yesterday. I didn't use the watch much beyond replying to some messages. At midnight it was at 53%! I wasn't popping up glances at all.

    I also used the phone 6+ very little. Checked the forums and FB and a short call or 2. Using my mophie I got to midnight with 100% charge!

    I had 2 days this week that I had to charge the watch during the day on beta 2. I believe the WiFi was wonky on those days. I had heavy phone use on those days.

    I do think it's a combination of over communicating which may sometimes include the weather glance or complication. But I also think it's exacerbated by wifi wonky-ness on phone. The good news is that if those are the causes they are 100% fixable with software. If it was a new downside of the extra demand of 2.0 and 9 we would be in trouble. All evidence points to fixable.
    Just saw on another thread that a bug in 9 is to be stuck on 100% on phone. That could explain my experience yesterday with the phone.
    06-28-2015 11:45 AM
  11. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    With the progress that Apple is making with the iOS9 beta and Watch OS beta I am hoping that we will see even greater stability with the next release. Right now both my watch and iPhone are usable which is a great thing. I still love my iWatch even though I jumped the gun and upgraded.
    06-29-2015 08:29 PM
  12. Salvatore Scialfa's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    I have a ******* problem with my apple watch os 2 beta 2, everthing work but when i send text from apple watch, he send normal text and he doesn't use imessage, from iphone is perfect but from watch no, I reset 20 times apple watch and Iphone but I don't know what i can do, please help me.....

    And sorry for my bad english....
    06-30-2015 06:08 PM
  13. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    Has anyone tried to see if iOS 8.4 will pair with Watch OS 2.0 yet?


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    06-30-2015 06:20 PM
  14. baz1536's Avatar
    Has anyone tried to see if iOS 8.4 will pair with Watch OS 2.0 yet?


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    You need iOS 9 for WatchOS2
    06-30-2015 06:54 PM
  15. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    You need iOS 9 for WatchOS2
    Have you tried to pair with iOS 8.4 personally?


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    06-30-2015 06:55 PM
  16. hearmeoutx's Avatar
    Have you tried to pair with iOS 8.4 personally?


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    I have personally tried it, and it does not work. WatchOS 2 is only compatible with iOS 9.0 and above.


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    06-30-2015 10:31 PM
  17. baz1536's Avatar
    Have you tried to pair with iOS 8.4 personally?


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    I've been running iOS 8.4 for the last month and a half and as Apple has said and previous posters it is only compatible with iOS 9. Due to the new apis Etc.


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    07-01-2015 02:29 AM
  18. Rich Woods's Avatar
    So I've got a bit of a problem. Maybe someone could help. I have WatchOS 2 Beta 2 on my Apple Watch Sport and iOS 9 on my iPhone 6. I restored my iPhone 6 yesterday to check out iOS 8.4. When I went back to iOS 9 Beta 2, I did a factory reset on the watch so I could pair it again. Now, the Apple Watch seems to be bricked. Nothing happens when I press the power button or the digital crown. I suppose it could still be resetting, but even then there's usually something on the screen.

    I guess my question is if anyone has had any experience with this? What happens when you factory reset your Apple Watch running WatchOS 2 Beta 2?
    07-01-2015 11:16 AM
  19. miketko's Avatar
    How can I downgrade Watch OS 2 to 1.0.1?-imoreappimg_20150701_111506.jpg

    So I un paired and reset the device. Then restored to os 1.01 and now it's stuck on this screen. I've done a hard reset several times and the furthest it's loaded was 1/4 of the way. Any suggestions would be appreciated. 😔
    07-01-2015 11:16 AM
  20. baz1536's Avatar
    What do you mean you restored to 1.0.1. Had you upgraded to 2? If so you are still on 2...


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    07-01-2015 11:18 AM
  21. Scatabrain's Avatar
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    So I un paired and reset the device. Then restored to os 1.01 and now it's stuck on this screen. I've done a hard reset several times and the furthest it's loaded was 1/4 of the way. Any suggestions would be appreciated. 😔
    As you will see in this discussion, there is no way to downgrade the watch yourself. You can restore the 1.0.1 backup but the watch is still 2.0 and will not pair with 8.4.

    I found that resetting can take what feels like quite awhile. Probably 20 minutes worst case.

    If it is stuck, hold down both buttons until it restarts.
    07-01-2015 11:22 AM
  22. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Some have sent the watch in for service. 9 beta 2 and watchOS 2 are much better. Another phone beta next week. I would just wait it out vs sending in for service.
    07-01-2015 11:22 AM
  23. Rich Woods's Avatar
    As you will see in this discussion, there is no way to downgrade the watch yourself. You can restore the 1.0.1 backup but the watch is still 2.0 and will not pair with 8.4.

    I found that resetting can take what feels like quite awhile. Probably 20 minutes worst case.

    If it is stuck, hold down both buttons until it restarts.
    You sir, are amazing!!! Neigh! Amazeballs! I know you weren't exactly responding to my comment but it worked! I held both buttons, it reset, and now it's performing the factory reset! Thank you! I thought this thing was totally bricked!
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    07-01-2015 11:39 AM
  24. miketko's Avatar
    Stuck with this also. Admittedly should have just left it tbh. In town near an Apple Store tomorrow so may try and pull some strings and see what they may be able to do.
    Apparently the Apple Store can't fix it and it had to be shipped
    07-01-2015 11:39 AM
  25. Rich Woods's Avatar
    So now that my reset worked out, it randomly rebooted and now it's stuck on a similar screen as the one above
    07-01-2015 01:57 PM
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