Here’s how Apple Watches update, and generally, will go for a new operating system update, in which case watchOS 8 is actually being announced and held from June 7-11. Apple should immediately conduct a number of beta releases specifically for developers, and therefore for members of the open beta program. Then, around the end of September, the new watchOS “hopefully completely free-of-charge” was released to all Apple Watch owners.
We’re just at the beginning of this process now, but that doesn’t mean you can get excited by the law, any new serious health, and on-the-go wrist treatment. Here you can try out watchOS 8 beta right now.
Wait resolutely released watchOS 8
Please take this as a fair warning to exercise caution. For many years, Apple has been pre-releasing updates to the operating system, which is available for use by developers, as well as for selection by members of the public as a beta testing platform.
These are pre-releases that are mostly infected with bugs and are not ready for general use, except for the most adventurous ones, and add devices manually, which does not depend on them.
For all regular users, it is strongly recommended to wait for the final version of watchOS 8. When installing and updating, do not revert to the latest version of watchOS. If you’re still nibbling at the bit, here are some general instructions for installing the beta version.
If you can’t wait
An Apple developer can find and install pre-released updates for watchOS through the Apple Developer Center, but civilians sign up for the developer program to download the temporary building costs $ 99. To get access, install watchOS 8 beta, a certificate from the Developer’s website. Also, make sure you can start the developer beta version of iOS 15 for iPhone before trying to determine watchOS 8.
The following Apple Watch models will be able to install the new WatchOS 8:
- Apple Watch Series 3
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Apple Watch SE
How to install the WatchOS 8 beta certificate
The certificate tells the Watch app on your iPhone that WatchOS 8 is available. Once the Watch app detects the update, the process of installing it is the same as any other WatchOS update. If the beta doesn’t show up, reboot again, then do the following.
- Log into developer.apple.com on the iPhone that’s paired with your Apple Watch.
- Tap Discover > WatchOS > Download.
- Sign in with your Apple ID, if asked.
- Tap Install Profile next to WatchOS 8 Beta.
- Tap Allow on the prompt that seeks permission to install a profile.
- Tap Install.
- Type your password, if asked.
- Tap Install > Restart to reboot your watch.
Once your Apple Watch reboots, the installation process will look familiar.
How to install WatchOS 8 via your iPhone
Make sure your Apple Watch is charged to at least 50% and connect it to the charger.
- Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi and launch the Apple Watch app.
- Tap the My Watch tab.
- Tap General > Software Update > Download and Install.
- Type in your iPhone password.
- Tap Agree to the terms and conditions.
- Tap Install on your iPhone and/or your Apple Watch.
The WatchOS update downloads and transfers to your Apple Watch, which will then reboot to apply the update. If the update fails at verification, try again. If it continues to fail, un-pair and re-pair your Apple Watch and try again.
How to install WatchOS 8 via your Apple Watch
Apple lets you update your Apple Watch through the Settings app directly on the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch must be connected to a charger for the update to install, and it won’t do so until your watch battery is at least 50%.
- Open Settings on your Apple Watch, either with Siri or your app list.
- Tap General > Software Update > Install.
- Tap OK.
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
- Agree to the Terms & Conditions while still on your iPhone.
- On your Apple Watch, tap Download & Install.