How to Update Apple Watch Without Pairing: A Solution for the “Unable to Check for Update” Error

Or you can update your Apple Watch with your iPhone manually: On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app, then tap the My Watch tab. Tap General >, Software Update. Download the update. If asked for your iPhone passcode or Apple Watch passcode, enter it. Wait for the progress wheel to appear on your Apple Watch.

Are you having trouble pairing your iPhone with your Apple Watch for the first time? If you are encountering an error that says “unable to check for update” and are certain that you are connected to the internet, then you may be facing the same problem that Sampatram did.

Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem that does not require you to subscribe to any video or channel. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Do a forced restart of your iPhone.

To do this, press quickly and release the volume up button, then press and quickly release the volume down button, and finally press and hold the side button. When the Apple logo appears, release the button.

2. Reset your Apple Watch.

3. Try to repair the watch to your iPhone.

4. Download the update.

By following these steps, Sampatram was able to update his Apple Watch without encountering any errors. While the update is being downloaded, make sure to keep your phone on charge mode and your watch on its charger, and do not restart or remove it from its charger until the update is complete.

By doing these simple steps, you can now update your Apple Watch without pairing it with your iPhone and avoid encountering the “unable to check for update” error.


How do I update my Apple Watch before pairing?
Your Apple Watch might also require a software update on your iPhone before you can set up the watch. If your iPhone says that a software update is available, tap Update Now and wait for the update process to finish. Choose which wrist you wear your Apple Watch on, then tap Continue.
How do I update my Apple Watch that won't pair with my phone?
Press and hold the Digital Crown until the red Reset button appears. Tap Reset, then tap Reset again to confirm. After Apple Watch has unpaired completely, you can pair again. Remember that you'll need the Apple ID and password that were used to set up the watch.
Does Apple Watch have to be paired to update?
To update your Apple Watch manually, open the Watch app on your paired iPhone and tap Software Update in the general settings menu. To initiate an update without your paired iPhone, open the Settings app on your Apple Watch, then tap General >, Software Update >,Install.