How to Install watchOS 5.1 Beta 4 on Apple Watch

Whether you enjoy digging the upcoming OS or want to ensure your apps are always in perfect sync with the pre-released operating system, you may want to download and install watchOS 5.1 beta 4 on your Apple Watch.

For further refinements and performance improvements, Apple has released watchOS 5.1 beta 4. Of course, the beta updates may not bring too many earth-shattering features. However, if you have a keen eye for the new add-ons and enjoy digging out the pre-released iOS version, you may want to install watchOS 5.1 beta 4.

As watchOS 5.1 beta is for developers for testing purpose, we recommend only the pros to give it a try. As is always the case with beta testing, you should be ready to encounter unexpected issues and annoying bugs. Fortunately, there is always a way to remove the watchOS 5 beta profile and return to the stable version.

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Update: If you had installed previous watchOS 5 Beta on your Apple Watch, updating it is dead simple. Open Watch app on your paired iPhone → General → Software Update and then install the latest beta. But if you are going to install the dev beta first time, follow the steps mentioned below.

How to Download and Install watchOS 5.1 Beta 4 on Apple Watch

Since watchOS is still in beta, you should be ready to face miscellaneous issues like freezing, crashing and even battery drain. If you don’t mind facing some hiccups, you will enjoy having a look at the latest features!

System Requirements:

  • Ensure that your Apple Watch has at least a 50 percent charge.
  • Be sure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Ensure that your iPhone is running iOS 12.1 beta 4
  • Make sure to keep iPhone close to your Apple Watch.

Download the Configuration Profile

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Step #1. Open any web browser on your iPhone and head over to Apple Developer download page.

Step #2. Now, sign in using your Apple ID and password. On the next screen, tap on the Download the Configuration Profile.

Sign In to Developer Account and Tap on Download next to watchOS 5 beta

Step #3. Once you have successfully downloaded the beta profile, launch it and then select Apple Watch as the installation location. You would be asked to reboot the device, do it.

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Install watchOS Beta Software Profile and Restart iPhone

Step #4. Now, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone ⟶ My Watch  ⟶ GeneralSoftware Update.

Tap on Software Update in iOS Watch App

Step #5. Next, tap on Download and Install. Then, you need to enter your iPhone passcode or Apple Watch passcode.

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Tap on Download and Install and Enter Passcode

Step #6. Up next, tap on Agree to accept terms and conditions.

Tap on Agree to accept terms and conditions in iOS Watch App

Now, have patience and allow the Apple logo with a progress bar to show up. Once the update has been completed, your Apple Watch will restart. Next up, go ahead and explore the watchOS 5.1 beta 4.

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That’s done!

Remain tuned:

It would be really cool to take the watchOS for a long test drive and dig into all the features that have arrived with it. So, take a deep dive to try out a new add-on as well as the hidden stuff. And, make sure to share your feedback about something that strikes your mind.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.


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