When Apple first launched the first generation of the Apple Watch, one of the problems was that it ran low on storage space, at least compared to its successors. This has created an issue for owners of devices like the Apple Watch Series 3 where they are constantly greeted with error messages that their watch does not have enough space for the update.
This means these owners will have to do a full recovery that will essentially wipe their devices. There is some good news on this front, though, as it seems that Apple made some changes in the latest beta of iOS 15 and watchOS 8 that apparently still allow you to install system updates even if your device is less than 500MB of space .
It’s unclear what Apple changed to make this work, or how it works at all, as 9to5Mac points out that some update files are quite large. Assuming it does what it says on the tin, this could be good news for those who have devices that are running low on storage, or as we said, it could be great for Apple Watch Series 3 owners who couldn’t Install updates unless they pair their devices again.
Both iOS 15 and watchOS 8 are expected to hit the market later this year. Both are currently in beta and you can try them out if you need to, but using them as daily drivers may not be the best idea.
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