Google occasionally releases new Watch firmware or device software updates to improve the user experience and fix bugs. Watch firmware updates are released through the Google Play Store, while device software updates are usually released OTA (over the air).
Why Update Google Pixel Watch Firmware or Device Software?
You might want to update your Google Pixel Watch smartwatch firmware or device software for a few reasons. For one, new updates often include bug fixes and performance improvements. So if you’ve been experiencing any issues with your watch, updating the latest software could help resolve them.
Additionally, new updates sometimes add new features or functionality to your watch. So if there’s something you’ve wanted your watch to do that it doesn’t currently do, an update may add that functionality.
Finally, keeping your watch software up-to-date helps ensure it remains compatible with other devices and software (including apps) that it needs to work with.
How to Download & Install Google Pixel Watch Firmware or Device Software Updates?
If you own a new Google Pixel Watch, you may be wondering how to update its firmware or device software. Updating your watch’s firmware is a quick and easy process that can be done through the Google Play Store. Here’s how:
Step #1 Back up your data
In order to keep your data safe, it is important to regularly back up your device. Depending on your Pixel Watch model, you can either use the Watch app on your phone or connect your watch to a computer and use the included USB cable.
To back up your data using the Watch app:
- Open the Watch app on your phone.
- Tap the three dots in the top right corner and select Settings.
- Scroll down and tap Backup & reset.
- Make sure Back up my data is turned on.
- If you want to back up to Google Drive, tap Backup account and enter your Google Account information.
- Tap Start backup.
To back up your data using a computer:
- Connect your watch to a computer using the included USB cable.
- Open the Android File Transfer app.
- Locate and open the Internal storage folder.
- Drag and drop the files you want to backup onto your computer.
Step #2 Check for and download updates
- To do this, open the Settings app on your watch and tap About Watch.
- Then, tap System Updates.
If an update is available, you’ll see a notification and have the option to download it.
Step #3 Download and Install updates
Once you’ve found an update that you want to install, tap Download. The update will start downloading and installing automatically.
When installing an update, it’s important to keep your watch charged so that the process doesn’t interrupt in the middle and cause any damage.
Step #4 Reboot your watch
After the installation is complete, you will be prompted to reboot your device. Do so, and then check to see if the firmware update was successful by going to Settings > About Device > Software Version.
What’s New in The Latest Google Pixel Watch Firmware or Device Software Update?
The latest Google Pixel Watch Firmware or Device Software update includes a new feature that allows you to see your watch face even when your screen is off.
To turn this feature on, go to Settings > Personalization > Watch Face.
In addition, the latest update also includes bug fixes and performance improvements.
How to Troubleshooting & Fix Google Pixel Watch Won’t Download Software Update
If your Google Pixel Watch isn’t updating, there are a few things you can try to troubleshoot the issue.
First, make sure that your watch is connected to Wi-Fi. The update will not download unless your watch is connected to a network.
If your watch is connected to Wi-Fi and the update still isn’t downloading, try restarting your watch. To do this, hold down the power button for 10 seconds until the screen goes blank. The watch will restart automatically and should start downloading the update.
If neither of these solutions work, you may need to perform a factory reset of your watch. This will erase all data from your watch, so be sure to back up any important document before executing. To perform factory reset your watch, go to Settings > System > Reset > Factory Reset.
We hope this guide on updating your Google Pixel Watch firmware was helpful! If you run into any trouble, feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll do our best to help you out. Updating your software regularly is a great way to keep your device running smoothly and efficiently, so make sure to do it often. Thanks for reading!