The Apple ecosystem works flawlessly if you own multiple Apple products. Your MacBook, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch can be mutually linked and connected. This makes the entire experience with the technology you use on a daily basis more convenient, which is why so many people decide to switch to Apple products only.
The UX with Apple products is generally smooth and impressive, however, it often happens for some errors to pop up every once in a while, and they can surely get frustrating.
Connecting your iPhone to your Apple Watch is an option that has been available for quite some time now, and users love it.
It’s amazingly convenient, especially when you’re busy, and you can check your iPhone notifications quickly.
However, user complaints are being placed about the iPhone-Apple Watch pairing. Reportedly, users are being prompted by an error, “iPhone Out of Date - Your iPhone is out of date. Before you can pair it with your Apple Watch, you’ll have to update it to the latest version of iOS.”
Unfortunately, once prompted by this error, the pairing process cannot be continued. Hence, troubleshooting and fixing this error is a must.
Also read: How to Fix: My Apple Watch Screen is Upside Down.
Due to what the prompt says, the first thing you should try is updating the iPhone.
Note: iPhone updates can also be done using your MacBook. Connect the iPhone to your laptop, and launch ‘Finder’ (older versions of the Mac operating system will need to open ‘iTunes’). Select the device, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘General’, and click on ‘Check for Update’. If an update is available, click ‘Update’.
If this hasn’t solved your problem and the prompt persists, while your iPhone says ‘Your software is up to date’, there are several fixing methods.
iPhone X/11 and later:
Earlier iPhone models:
iPhone 8 and later models:
Method 3: Restarting the Apple Watch
Note: You might be prompted by a question if you want to keep your cellular plan, tap on ‘Yes’, since you will pair the Watch again.)
Check out: How to Turn Off Alarm on Apple Watch.
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