Will my Apple Watch support watchOS 7

Apple Watch watchOS 7
Apple Watch watchOS 7 (Image credit: Apple)

watchOS 7 is finally here, and on top of everything you need to know about watchOS 7, you're likely wondering if your Apple Watch support watchOS 7? Here's what you need to know about what models of Apple Watch will super watchOS 7.

watchOS 7 compatibility

Apple has stated that the following Apple Watches support watchOS 7:

  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch SE

Unlike watchOS 6, the Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2 will not support watchOS 7, so you'll need to upgrade if you want watchOS 7.

You also need iOS 14

You need an iPhone that is running iOS 14 to run watchOS 7, but what devices are able to run iOS 14? Here's the full list:

  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone SE (2016)
  • iPod Touch (7th Generation)

If you do not see your device listed here, that is because it is not compatible with iOS 14.

watchOS 7 is available now

watchOS 7 should be rolling out worldwide on September 16, so update your iPhone to iOS 14 and then update your Apple Watch to take advantage of all the new features!

Don't forget this is the perfect time to get the best Apple Watch band to perfectly match all the new watch face in watchOS 7!

Excited for watchOS 7?

What feature in watchOS 7 has you the most excited? Let us know in the comments below.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 

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