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  1. I have a Series 4 watch (A1977) for years now and i recently started to get the same “Unable to check for Update Error”…. I have tried everything in this post and just finished the complete “reset and erase all content and settings” and still no change. Any other ideas on how to resolve this?

  2. I finally got this to work. I was not doing the hard reset correctly. I have an iphone 12 and was pressing volume up, volume down, holding the power button, then sliding the bar when it came up. Only when I ignored the slide bar and waited for the apple logo did the restart work.

  3. Trying again. I don’t know why this is so impossible! This is too complicated for the average person. Need more help. Still says “Try again”. I am totally frustrated. Would like to throw these items off the deck. Tell me where I can take this to get someone to fix this problem!

  4. Maybe this will help somebody, but if you do a rough reset on both the unpaired watch and phone, go uninstall and deleted all data from the iwatch app. Then go to General >Transfer or Reset Phone>Reset>Reset Network Settings.

    Let it reset.

    Go to Wifi> Find your Wifi network>Click it and input password>Click on the “i” beside the network> Private Network(toggle it off). It will give you a Privacy Warning, but you toggle it back on once the update is complete.

    Reinstall the iwatch app. Pair your iwatch to your phone.

  5. Worked! Not sure which one it was, i had tried lots of restarts and region/language changes all day and nothing worked. I did low power mode, force restart of both, and actually removed my work device management from settings, and now it’s finally working. Not sure how apple can let this be such a common issue, they sell plenty of watches for them to prioritize this fix!

  6. With latest updates of iPhone 11 Pro (14.7.1), Apple watch series 4 (7.6.1), still not able to unlock watch after Face ID has unlocked phone; have to enter passcode to unlock watch. Any ideas?

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