How To Install watchOS 10.5 Public and Developer Beta/RC

Install watchOS 10.5 Developer Beta

The latest Public Beta, Developer Beta, and RC versions of watchOS 10.5 are now available. As of writing, Apple hasn’t listed the new features yet, but you can still download and test out these releases yourself.

How To Download and Install watchOS 10.5 Public Beta?

Before installing watchOS beta releases on your device, you must sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program. It is a mandatory process that will allow you to access all the beta updates in the future.

As for your gadgets, ensure your Apple Watch is at least 50% charged and plugged in before you install beta operating systems. You should also update your iPhone to the latest beta iOS version and connect it to the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple Watch.

Time needed: 10 minutes

Here’s how to download the watchOS 10.5 Public Beta version on your Apple Watch:

  1. Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

  2. Select My Watch at the bottom and tap on General.

    Go to General Apple Watch

  3. Now, open Software Update.

    Tap on Software Update

  4. Go to the Beta Updates section and tap on watchOS 10 Public Beta.

  5. The system will now check for any available updates.

  6. Tap on Download and Install. Afterward, your Apple Watch will restart, and you can navigate to the new watchOS version.

How to Download and Install watchOS 10.5 Developer Beta

Here’s how to download and install watchOS 10.5 Developer Beta:

  1. On your iPhone, open the Watch app.
  2. Then, tap My Watch and select General.
    Go to General Apple Watch
  3. Go to Software Update.
    Tap on Software Update
  4. Open Beta Updates and select watchOS Developer Beta.
    Choose Beta Updates
  5. Wait a few seconds while the system checks for the available update.
  6. Go ahead and select Download and Install. Your Apple Watch will restart once the update is complete.
    Download and Install

It’s important to note that Apple hasn’t revealed much about the new features of watchOS 10.5 Developer Beta, plus they might be a little buggy. Just manage your expectations. Apart from your iPhone and Apple Watch, you should also install the latest macOS Sonoma beta version on your Mac.

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