Home > Apple > Apple: You Can Not Downgrade Watch OSApple: You Can Not Downgrade Watch OS David Adams 2015-07-09 Apple 8 CommentsWith 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 AdamsFollow me on Twitter @david_adams 8 Comments 2015-07-09 5:52 pm philcostinThat’s because it doesn’t belong to you, it belongs to Apple. 2015-07-09 8:25 pm project_2501That’s right. YThe 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 kristophActually 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 leosYou 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 patrixYou 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 leosYou 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 darknexusIt’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.