Apple has introduced watchOS 5 at WWDC 2018. Boasting a good many all-new features, the latest watchOS is undoubtedly the biggest update as yet for Apple Watch. What about installing watchOS 5 beta on your Apple Watch in order to explore the new add-ons in advance?
Well, if you have a developer account, downloading watchOS won’t be a big deal for you. But one thing worth noting upfront is that your paired iPhone must already be running iOS 12 beta 2. So, if you haven’t updated your iPhone, make sure to do it first.
Update: If you had installed watchOS 5 Beta 1 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 Beta 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!
- Ensure that your Apple Watch has at least a 50 percent charge.
- Be sure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi.
- Make sure to keep iPhone close to your Apple Watch.
Download the Configuration Profile
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.
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.
Step #4. Now, open Apple Watch app on your iPhone ⟶ My Watch ⟶ General ⟶ Software Update.
Step #5. Next, tap on Download and Install. Then, you need to enter your iPhone passcode or Apple Watch passcode.
Step #6. Up next, tap on Agree to accept terms and conditions.
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.
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 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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