The watchOS 4 update is a massive upgrade for the Apple Watch with new features, new watch faces and better performance. It’s an exciting update and many people are ready to tap install today, but there are still some reasons not to install watchOS 4.0 on your Apple Watch just yet.
Arriving alongside iOS 11, you can install watchOS 4.0 on all versions of the Apple Watch. This is a larger update than we’ve seen in a year and it’s one you shouldn’t just jump right into without doing your homework.
While there should be some performance improvements, there is a chance that you could see poor speed on the older Apple Watch. You need to install iOS 11 to get access to the watchOS 4 update, so that is something else you will need to decide on. If watchOS 4.0 starts causing problems, you cannot downgrade to an older version of watchOS, as there is no possible downgrade path for the Apple Watch.
There are plenty of reasons to install watchOS 4.0 right now. There are also a good number of reasons why you should wait and skip the watchOS 4.0 installation, at least for a few days or weeks.
If you can’t decide, we’re here to help you figure out if now is the right time to install watchOS 4.0 on your Apple Watch or is you should wait. We’ll walk through the reasons to upgrade to watchOS 4.0 and the reasons you should wait.