So, you have been charmed by some of the coolest features of watchOS 5 and wish to give it a try sooner than later despite knowing the fact that the OS is currently available only for developers? To keep the mystery out of the way right from the word go, let me tell you that there is a quick way to install watchOS beta on Apple Watch even without dev account!

Talking about the process, it’s quite simple. All you have to do is track down a watchOS beta profile and download it on your iPhone. From there onwards, it’s business as usual. Just a quick reminder, don’t expect the OS to be stable as yet. Therefore, you should be prepared to tackle some issues that may crop up.

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How to Install watchOS 5 Without Developer Account on Apple Watch

Update: If you had already installed the previous watchOS 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 Beta 2 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 beta 2.
  • Make sure your device is connected to 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.

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Step #1. Launch Safari on your paired iPhone and visit this site.

Step #2. Now, tap on Slow Download option.

Tap on Slow Download to Install watchOS 5 on Apple Watch

Step #3. Allow website to make changes. Next tap on Apple Watch.

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Tap on Allow then Tap on Apple Watch on iPhone

Next up, the Watch app will open on the iPhone. You need to tap on Install at the top right → Enter your iPhone Passcode.

Tap on Install and Enter Passcode in Apple Watch App

Then, tap on Install from the top right corner and tap on Install again at the bottom to confirm.

Tap on Install Twice to Install watchOS 5 without Developer Account

Step #4. Tap on Restart in the popup to reboot your Apple Watch.

Restart Apple Watch to Install watchOS 5 Beta

Step #5. Once the process is completed, tap on Done at the top right corner of your iPhone.

Install watchOS 5 on Apple Watch Without Developer Account

Now, head to the Software Update section to finish the installation process.

How to Install watchOS 5 Beta 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.

Tap on General then Software Update in Apple Watch App on iPhone

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.

Install watchOS 5 without Developer Account

That’s done!

Now, you will have to wait for a while until the process is completed successfully.

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Once you have got the watchOS 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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