With the public release being rolled out, watchOS 5 beta testing may have already been over for many. However, if you have a penchant for new add-ons that haven’t yet gone live officially, you may be willing to continue your run. Don’t have a dev account? No problem. There is a way you can install watchOS 5.1 beta 5 on your Apple Watch even without a developer account.
Talking about the process, it doesn’t involve a lengthy workaround. And once you have put your hands on the beta profile, it’s business as usual. But before you can get started with the steps, let me tell you that you should be battle ready to encounter unexpected issues and annoying bugs. If you ever think that the bugs are taking a toll on your device or you want to return to the stable version, you can do so without any hassle.
Update: If you had already installed the previous watchOS 5 beta, updating it is pretty simple. Just head to the Watch app on your paired iPhone → General → Software Update and then install the update as usual. But if you are yet to get started with the dev beta, follow the steps mentioned below.
How to Download and Install watchOS 5.1 Beta 5 on Apple Watch without Developer Account
- Be sure your Watch is compatible with watchOS 5 that doesn’t support the first gen Apple Watches.
- Your iPhone must be running iOS 12.1 beta 5.
- Make sure your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
- The wearable device must have at least 50% battery life.
As mentioned above, first off we need to download the watchOS beta profile.
Step #1. Launch Safari on your paired iPhone and visit this site.
Step #2. Now, tap on Slow Download option.
Step #3. Allow the website to make changes. Next tap on Apple Watch.
Next up, the Watch app will open on the iPhone. You need to tap on Install at the top right → Enter your iPhone Passcode.
Then, tap on Install from the top right corner and tap on Install again at the bottom to confirm.
Step #4. Tap on Restart in the popup to reboot your Apple Watch.
Step #5. Once the process is completed, tap on Done at the top right corner of your iPhone.
Now, head to the Software Update section to finish the installation process.
How to Install watchOS 5.1 Beta 5 on Apple Watch
Step #1. Open Watch app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Tap on My Watch at the bottom → Tap on General → Tap on Software Update.
Step #3. Next up, tap on Download & Install and enter your iPhone passcode → Up next, tap on Agree to accept Apple’s Terms and Conditions.
Now, you will have to wait for a while until the process is completed successfully.
Once you have got the watchOS 5.1 beta 5 live on your smartwatch, go ahead and dig into everything that has caught your eyes. But don’t fail to share your excitement with us and the things that you have liked a lot in the newest iteration of the watchOS.
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