Apple Watch Series 5 Gets Its Final watchOS Developers’ Beta

Apple is giving developers a second chance to test out watchOS 10.6 with the release of the update’s second beta, two weeks after the initial beta was made available.

While details about the new features in watchOS 10.6 are scarce, it focuses on bug fixes and minor improvements, considering Apple’s attention seems to be on the upcoming watchOS 11. This could be Apple Watch Series 5‘s last developers’ beta because Series 5 won’t be getting watchOS 11 updates; its support is being dropped. Series 6 and newer models will be getting watchOS 11. Here are the differences between watchOS 10 and 11; it’ll help you decide if it’s worth it to upgrade from your soon-to-be outdated Watch Series 5.

Developers can install the beta version by opening the Apple Watch app on their iPhone, navigating to “General” then “Software Update,” and enabling the “watchOS 10 Developer Beta” option. An Apple ID linked to a developer account is required.

Like always, we advise against installing a developer beta if you’re not a developer.

The installation process also requires the Apple Watch to have at least 50% battery life and be placed on its charger.

Here are the release notes.

With no official word on the public release of watchOS 10.6 or a public beta program, regular users will need to wait a bit longer to experience the update.

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