1. Alessandro Bardelle's Avatar
    Great! Unfortunately my backups were both on 2.0.
    Can you please share a backup on 1.0.1?
    06-10-2015 05:52 AM
  2. anon(5718668)'s Avatar
    If you unpaired your iPhone from your Watch before updating, then it can be done, as a separate backup is saved every time the two devices are unpaired.

    On your Apple Watch, go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings

    Wait for the watch to reset, then pair it as if it were brand new. Once paired, the app on your iPhone will ask you whether you want to set it up as new, or restore from a backup. Tap restore, and choose your watchOS 1.0.1 backup. This will downgrade the software.

    It took me a whole day to figure out, but it worked!

    This will only work if you unpaired your iPhone from your Apple Watch BEFORE updating to watchOS 2.0 and you must have iOS 9 installed.
    So I couldn't say, use a friend who's running iOS 8.3 and use their back up to restore my watch? How about if I upgraded their device to iOS 9 and used that to restore watchOS 1.01? Afterwards I could surely reinstall iOS 8.3 and restore their phone from a back up?

    EDIT: I've just used the steps above without a friends iPhone. An Apple Watch backup is created both once you unpair the watch and also when you pair the device initially. I restored my phone to iOS 8.3 (from 9) and restored from an iCloud backup on the 7th June. This contained an Apple Watch backup too.

    I restored the watch, paired the two and restored the watch from a back up. THIS DOES NOT WORK.
    Last edited by morgansays_hi; 06-10-2015 at 06:43 AM.
    06-10-2015 05:59 AM
  3. ocrane's Avatar
    Didn't work
    Last edited by ocrane; 06-10-2015 at 09:24 AM.
    06-10-2015 09:00 AM
  4. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Oh this is good news. I tried using another phone with 8.3 only. Going to do this method now as i do have a 1.0.1 backup!

    Hopeful because I had un-paired on 8.3 prior to 9.0 upgrade I do have that 1.0.1 backup.
    Last edited by Scatabrain; 06-10-2015 at 09:17 AM.
    06-10-2015 09:04 AM
  5. trevkat's Avatar
    You are amazing!! Thank you for figuring this out. Quick question, when you paired your wifes watch to iOS 9 did it do anything to her watch like reset it or anything? Or does it just make a backup and she can then simply pair it back with her phone like nothing happened.
    06-10-2015 09:18 AM
  6. seankly's Avatar
    I can confirm that this doesn't work unfortunately. I too had a 1.0.1 backup. Reset the watch, paired to phone and restored backup. Still on OS2

    Funny thing was that I lost the additional watch faces?

    Im trying restoring back from my 2.0 backup now to get them back!
    06-10-2015 09:29 AM
  7. anon(5718668)'s Avatar
    Have any of the guys above actually got this to work?
    06-10-2015 09:30 AM
  8. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Ok: here is what happened for me:
    - in 8.3, i had un-paired watch. 1.0.1 backup created
    - upgraded phone to 9.0, watch to 2.0
    - un-paired watch, 2.0 backup created
    - used second phone and attempted pair. Got message saying 'needs update first'
    - paired back with 9.0 phone
    - seeing this post, un-paired watch, another 2.0 backup created
    - paired with same 9.0 phone, chose 1.0.1 backup. It did restore BUT the watch OS is still in 2.0!

    Going to re-read reported method and see if I did anything different that I can change in this process.

    Question for those reporting success: what version is watch reporting in settings?
    06-10-2015 09:31 AM
  9. ocrane's Avatar
    from reddit

    "Was running terribly on my 42mm SS.
    I restored my iPhone 6+ back to iOS 8.3 through iTunes, and restored a backup from last week sometime. I then downloaded the IPSW again for iOS 9 from IMZDL. I flashed this via iTunes but instead of doing a restore, I held Option (on Mac) and did an update, so it kept my 8.3 content from last week.
    I was then able to re-pair with my watch and instead of setting it up as new, I pressed restore backup on to Watch, it picked up a backup from end of May when I got it.
    Job done, going to set it up as new, but with the 1.0.1 software, because 2 is so so crap on battery!
    6+ on iOS 9 Mac on El Capitan Watch on 1.0.1
    Not having an accessible tethered port really is a PITA!"
    06-10-2015 09:48 AM
  10. Scatabrain's Avatar
    I skipped the reset all settings step on watch described here.

    http://www.francescocrema.it/telefon...watchos-1-0-1/

    Trying it now.
    06-10-2015 09:48 AM
  11. ocrane's Avatar
    Trying this now also
    06-10-2015 09:52 AM
  12. trevkat's Avatar
    thanks so much all!! anxiously waiting on how it works out.
    06-10-2015 09:54 AM
  13. leonchowleon's Avatar
    i have try that restore from backup(os1.0/1.0.1)
    they also don't work
    06-10-2015 09:56 AM
  14. trevkat's Avatar
    What about the config profile that was installed on the phone? Maybe that needs to be removed first?
    06-10-2015 09:59 AM
  15. Tinkerooz's Avatar
    What about
    * unpair (watch 2.0 and Phone on iOS9)
    *set backup on iPhone with iOS8.3 and watch backup with 1.01
    *Delete profile
    *Go to iOS9 with phone and pair and restore watch....
    06-10-2015 10:08 AM
  16. Scatabrain's Avatar
    No good for me yet. Still 2.0. Going to remove all 3rd party apps. Theory is they are malfunctioning and sucking up battery.
    06-10-2015 10:14 AM
  17. Scatabrain's Avatar
    from reddit

    "Was running terribly on my 42mm SS.
    I restored my iPhone 6+ back to iOS 8.3 through iTunes, and restored a backup from last week sometime. I then downloaded the IPSW again for iOS 9 from IMZDL. I flashed this via iTunes but instead of doing a restore, I held Option (on Mac) and did an update, so it kept my 8.3 content from last week.
    I was then able to re-pair with my watch and instead of setting it up as new, I pressed restore backup on to Watch, it picked up a backup from end of May when I got it.
    Job done, going to set it up as new, but with the 1.0.1 software, because 2 is so so crap on battery!
    6+ on iOS 9 Mac on El Capitan Watch on 1.0.1
    Not having an accessible tethered port really is a PITA!"
    This doesn't work. You get an error that you need an update.
    06-10-2015 10:26 AM
  18. leonchowleon's Avatar
    here are the methods that i try,they also doesn't work
    current:watch os 2,ios9
    1.unpair them and restore from backup os1.0.1/1.0 (after restore it keep os2)
    2.first erase all the content and setting on watch then repair them
    2a)set up as new(keep os2)
    2b)restore from backup os1.0.1/1.0 (same as above)
    3.downgrade my iPhone to 8.3,it don't allow me to pair
    06-10-2015 10:30 AM
  19. trevkat's Avatar
    Does anyone think that the profile "watchOS 2 beta" installed in settings under general is what is preventing the watch from going back? Has anyone tried removing the profile before trying any of the recommended steps?
    06-10-2015 10:32 AM
  20. leonchowleon's Avatar
    but I cannot find that profile "watchOS 2 beta" anymore...
    06-10-2015 10:34 AM
  21. ocrane's Avatar
    How would you remove the profile?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    06-10-2015 10:35 AM
  22. trevkat's Avatar
    if you select it there is an option to delete it. dont you see that? it should be there. This has to be what is stopping it from going back to 1.01. Its at least worth a shot.
    06-10-2015 10:37 AM
  23. trevkat's Avatar
    in Settings>General towards the bottom right above the reset option you should see "profile". If you select it there is an option to delete it. I am at work so i cant try all the steps until later today. Its worth a shot though. thoughts?
    06-10-2015 10:39 AM
  24. baz1536's Avatar
    Removing the profile makes no differenct, once the OS2 is installed it is there. Even removing the profile from the iPhone does not allow to reinstall 1.0.1.
    06-10-2015 10:48 AM
  25. Scatabrain's Avatar
    What about the config profile that was installed on the phone? Maybe that needs to be removed first?
    All with 9
    - Reset all content and settings
    - Removed profile from phone
    - Repair choosing 1.0.1
    Still see 2.0 on watch
    06-10-2015 10:50 AM
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