Thursday, April 30, 2015

How to debug on a real Apple Watch

Today my Apple Watch was delivered :-)

I immediately tried to deploy my prototypes to the Apple Watch, to see how the behave on real hardware. The simulator gives only a first impression. 

Here are my learnings: Basically you need to perform two steps:
  • Add the UDID of your apple watch to the developer portal
  • Update your provisioning profile to support the watch

Luckily XCode can manage the whole process for you.

First you need a sample project like this from NatashaTheRobot: WatchKitTableDemo

1. Deploy the App to your iPhone/iPad

 Debug Apple Watch part1

2. Start the WatchKit App also on your iPhone/iPad (not in the simulator)

Debug Apple Watch part2

3. Choose Fix Issue, when this error message appears:

WatchKit Error Message Select team from Apple Developer Portal 4. 

Select your Development Team:


That's all. After a short time XCode has created and downloaded a new profile and added your Apple Watch to the devices section in the Apple Developer Portal.


This tutorial is also available on

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