Even though I’ve relished watchOS 5 beta testing, I’m now going to switch to the stable version for having enhanced performance. I guess I’m not alone to be thinking that way. Many of you, who had been testing the pre-release operating system, would be willing to delete the watchOS 5 beta and install the official release as well.
So, how do you update from the watchOS beta to the official version? Well, you need to wipe out the beta profiles both from your iPhone and Apple Watch. It’s done to ensure there is no problem during the installation. And once the cleanup is over, it’s business as usual. You got it, didn’t you?
How to Update from watchOS 5 Beta to Official Version
As mentioned above, we are going to eliminate the beta profiles from the devices.
Remove watchOS 5 Beta Profile from Apple Watch App on iPhone
Step #1. Open Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Now, tap the My Watch tab at the bottom left corner.
Step #3. Next, tap on General → Profiles.
Step #4. Next up, you need to tap the watchOS beta profile.
Step #5. Up next, tap on Delete Profile.
When asked to enter your iPhone passcode; do it to confirm the deletion.
Delete iOS 12 Beta Profile from iPhone:
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Now, tap on General → Profiles.
Step #3. Next up, tap the iOS beta profile.
Step #4. Tap on Delete profile.
You may be prompted to enter your iPhone passcode to confirm.
Once you have deleted both the watchOS and iOS beta profiles, you need to restart your iPhone and Apple Watch.
When they have restarted, head over Watch app on your iPhone → My Watch → General → Software Update.
Then, download and install the official watchOS 5 release as usual.
Side Note: During testing, I got the option to update to the watchOS 5 public release without having to delete the beta profile. However, I suggested eliminating the profiles as it’s also recommended by Apple. I think it’s done to ensure you don’t face any issues while upgrading to the latest watchOS.
That’s all there is to it!
Apple lets you switch from iOS 12 beta the official version without needing to delete the beta profile. So, you can put your hands on the latest OS with ease. As for watchOS 5, I think it’s designed to run smoothly and a lot faster on the smartwatch. Among several new add-ons, the things that have really impressed me are the Walkie-Talkie and 7-day competition.
You might want to refer these posts as well:
- How to Adjust Siri Voice Volume on Apple Watch Running watchOS 5
- How to Turn Off Start/End Workout Reminders on Apple Watch Running watchOS 5
- How to Browse the Web on Apple Watch Running watchOS 5
- How to Improve iOS 12 Battery Life