1. wolfee48's Avatar
    Title says it, get it.

    09-17-2018 01:16 PM
  2. Al Paca's Avatar
    Nice....rumor is you have to update your phone to iOS 12 first? Any truth to that?
    09-17-2018 01:35 PM
  3. wolfee48's Avatar
    I was already on iOS 12. So I can't help there.
    Last edited by wolfee48; 09-17-2018 at 01:59 PM.
    09-17-2018 01:44 PM
  4. edswife1970's Avatar
    Nice....rumor is you have to update your phone to iOS 12 first? Any truth to that?
    Yes, it says that on the Watch app.
    MasterDarque and Al Paca like this.
    09-17-2018 01:57 PM
  5. Frehley's Avatar
    Downloading and installing WatchOS is PAINFULLY slow! This is on my series 3...when will it be as efficient as installing iOS on your watch?
    09-17-2018 05:50 PM
  6. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Downloading and installing WatchOS is PAINFULLY slow! This is on my series 3...when will it be as efficient as installing iOS on your watch?
    I downloaded it on two series 3 watches today. 🤨
    Frehley likes this.
    09-17-2018 06:22 PM
  7. Frehley's Avatar
    I downloaded it on two series 3 watches today.
    I have downloaded onto a Series 1 and Series 3...Series 1 just finishing up...two hours of my life I will never get back!
    phlamethrowre likes this.
    09-17-2018 06:40 PM
  8. scruffypig's Avatar
    Installed like a champ on my Series 2
    09-17-2018 07:57 PM
  9. Team George's Avatar
    Does anyone have an issue where Now Playing doesn’t control your phone?
    09-18-2018 06:46 AM
  10. rdrum's Avatar
    Messages went back to displaying phone number and not the name of people sending messages after installing Watch OS5.

    If you experience this, remember to reset your sync data (My Watch > General > Reset > Reset Sync Data.
    TurboTiger likes this.
    09-18-2018 08:49 AM
  11. carrickfergus's Avatar
    I have downloaded onto a Series 1 and Series 3...Series 1 just finishing up...two hours of my life I will never get back!
    You're not kidding! Each of my Series 2 and 3 watches took at least an hour to update!
    09-18-2018 08:54 AM
  12. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I downloaded it successfully. I put it on the charger about an hour before I went to bed. It did seem to take a bit longer than my iPhone and iPad, but our bedroom is at the opposite end of the house and the wifi connection isn't the best. It really didn't matter though, because it was all done by the time I woke up this morning.
    09-18-2018 09:23 AM
  13. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Anyone else notice potentially longer battery life? Updated mine yesterday at 6pm and used until midnight and only dropped 2% battery. Will know for sure today then I get home and where the battery charge is.
    Annie_8plus likes this.
    09-18-2018 09:39 AM
  14. doogald's Avatar
    I installed it last night; like everyone else, it took some time, about 90 minutes to 2 hours (I didn't time it.)

    The few things (randomly) that I have noticed so far:

    - The large heartrate complication no longer shows your last reading - it just says tap to get a reading. I'm not sure why Apple made this change; I'll likely just take the complication off now, as it's pretty useless as a complication in a large slot.

    - Text size on workout data fields is quite a bit smaller and harder to read. I think that was also the wrong direction to go.

    - I am trying out the Siri watch face again, and it is definitely more useful this time. With watchOS 4 I gave up on it after less than a day; this time I'll try it a while longer.

    - I wish there was a way to uninstall the walk-talkie app. I'll never use it. (I know that I can uninstall it indirectly by uninstalling FaceTime from the iPhone, but I'd prefer not to go that far. I rarely use FT, but some people do make audio calls to me that way.)

    - This is not watchOS 5 specific, but, boy do I wish there were more digital watch faces that show seconds other than the Activity digital watch face.

    - Thumbs-up to allowing third party audio apps to have volume control and easy media transfer. For the first time I may go out for a run without the iPhone to see how well that will work. (I still prefer having the phone with me for emergencies, though. I run often in very rural areas with spotty LTE and GSM coverage, so I'm not sure a cellular watch is a good enough alternative yet.)

    - Thumbs-up as well for allowing edit of the control center.

    It'll probably take a few more days of use to get reaction to everything new.
    09-18-2018 11:01 AM
  15. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Nice....rumor is you have to update your phone to iOS 12 first? Any truth to that?
    I doubt it, but when the first dev beta of iOS 12 came out in June, I installed it. Afterwards, I install the first beta of watchOS 5.
    09-18-2018 11:06 AM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Anyone else notice potentially longer battery life? Updated mine yesterday at 6pm and used until midnight and only dropped 2% battery. Will know for sure today then I get home and where the battery charge is.
    My battery life with watchOS 5 has been great, but it has been great with the previous watchOS so I’m not really seeing an improvement or decrease in battery life.
    09-18-2018 11:08 AM
  17. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Text size on workout data fields is quite a bit smaller and harder to read. I think that was also the wrong direction to go.
    I noticed this on my run this morning. I couldn’t read it very well before since I don’t wear my glasses when I run. Now, forget about it.
    09-18-2018 11:36 AM
  18. Alex Rodriguez Jr.'s Avatar
    My battery life with watchOS 5 has been great, but it has been great with the previous watchOS so I’m not really seeing an improvement or decrease in battery life.
    Mine just went from 100% to 8% in 90 minutes. Something is obviously wrong on my end. I have been trying to get the walkie talkie to work (it hasn’t) and I suspect this might be the issue.
    09-18-2018 11:48 AM
  19. doogald's Avatar
    - I wish there was a way to uninstall the walk-talkie app. I'll never use it. (I know that I can uninstall it indirectly by uninstalling FaceTime from the iPhone, but I'd prefer not to go that far. I rarely use FT, but some people do make audio calls to me that way.)
    So, I just discovered that you can delete the FT app from the iPhone but retain the ability to make and receive FT calls from the Phone app, so this may indeed be the way that I go forward. We'll see; I'll wait to see if somebody tries to contact me with the W-T app first...
    09-18-2018 12:19 PM
  20. doogald's Avatar
    - The large heartrate complication no longer shows your last reading - it just says tap to get a reading. I'm not sure why Apple made this change; I'll likely just take the complication off now, as it's pretty useless as a complication in a large slot.
    As an update, this was fixed when I restarted the watch. Anybody else seeing this should have it fixed that way. Weird bug (I saw the fix on reddit where other people had the same issue.)

    One more thing - battery life on the S2 seems much better to me. (And that's with the Siri watch face being used most of the time, which seemed to drain battery more on watchOS 4.)
    09-19-2018 11:10 AM
  21. 07GD SFD's Avatar
    I've had watchOS 5 installed since it was released and every time I went into Walkie-Talkie, I had my contacts listed to invite. However now the contacts don't show up. That's after a restart and then closing the app out.

    Anyone else have their contact list disappear?

    Edit - oddly enough this appears to have fixed itself.
    Last edited by 07GD SFD; 09-19-2018 at 02:06 PM.
    09-19-2018 11:35 AM
  22. doogald's Avatar
    A few more things after using watchOS 5 for a week:

    - I really like that you can pull down notifications from the top and pull up the control center from the bottom while running apps. That's a nice addition.

    - I also really like the "Now playing" dot at the top of the watch face when you are listening to media on either the watch (extremely rare for me) or the iPhone. And there is also such a dot while in a workout, but the truth is that it's rare that I press the crown to go back to a watchface while I am in a workout. Though it does happen accidentally every once in a while.

    - Siri really does seem to be better with watchOS 5. I don't use it a lot (mostly to set timers), but so far no "please wait... I'll tap you when I'm ready...."

    - Not sure, but I think that the move ring is more sensitive (meaning that I am getting higher active calorie counts from what I think was the same effort on watchOS4 and before.)

    - Really like grouped notifications, just like I really like them on iOS 12.

    - Achievement screen looks better in the watch app on iOS 12.
    09-24-2018 11:49 AM
  23. Jude526's Avatar
    Yes. You have to update phone before watch. It will tell you on your watch as well
    09-25-2018 01:57 PM

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