Home > Apple > Apple: You Can Not Downgrade Watch OS Apple: You Can Not Downgrade Watch OS David Adams 2015-07-09 Apple 8 Comments With the launch today of the watchOS 2.0 beta 3, Apple has officially confirmed that there is no way to downgrade to an earlier version of watchOS without sending your device into Apple. About The Author David Adams Follow me on Twitter @david_adams 8 Comments 2015-07-09 5:52 pm philcostin That’s because it doesn’t belong to you, it belongs to Apple. 2015-07-09 8:25 pm project_2501 That’s right. Y The watch I’d never yours (DMCA) … Apple have graciously allowed you to rent it for a period. Count yourself lucky. 2015-07-09 8:42 pm kristoph Actually US courts have confirmed the device is yours and you can hack it to your hearts content. Apple is just not going to do this for you. 2015-07-11 8:06 am MysterMask <Â°))))o<< 2015-07-10 2:15 am leos You can’t downgrade the Apple watch, and you can’t upgrade the Android watches. Sounds like business as usual then! 2015-07-11 3:38 am patrix You can’t downgrade Android Wear watches, either. As for not being able to upgrade them, Thom’s article was AFAIK a little bit unfair, as Motorola did finally release the update once they fixed the performance issues. Thom would have probably written an article about laggy performance after updates and how Motorola should’ve fixed those before releasing it, in an alternate reality… 2015-07-11 7:26 pm leos You can’t downgrade Android Wear watches, either. Interesting. I had assumed it was similar to android versions that can be freely up and downgraded. As it turns out that apparently doesn’t work: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/android-wear/_DwQNZ7K… 2015-07-10 2:10 pm darknexus It’s not like they support downgrading iOS devices either. They probably would block you from downgrading your Mac too, except that you always have the option of installing from USB media and not only the upgraded recovery partition.