Apple opens up public beta for the new watchOS 7

Yolanda Curtis
August 13, 2020

In addition to Apple's annual public betas of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS, the Apple Watch will debut its first public beta this year. And the beta version does not have support for VoiceOver.

It comes along with a Wind Down feature that helps you establish a bedtime routine to make it easier to fall asleep at night, as well as a Sleep Mode that turns on Do Not Disturb and dims the ‌Apple Watch‌ display. The watchOS 7 beta requires utilizing a telephone with the most recent beta programming, and you'll have to execute the means beneath from that iPhone. First of all, the watches will be getting a lot of new fitness related features, something that has become an inherent part of all smartwatches. The new OS can only be supported by an Apple Watch Series 3 or higher, although there are several features exclusive to the new series 5 model. As till now, Apple has offered its upcoming watch OS versions through developer beta builds only.

The first public beta of watchOS 7 has just been announced, bringing users a series of new functions. It is the first time Apple has released a public beta for its smartwatch. Unlike other software releases from Apple, watchOS is irreversible - there's no way to downgrade, so make sure that you are 100% sure you want to dive into the public beta.

Initially, you'll have to ensure that your iPhone is running the iOS 14 open beta, so adhere to these guidelines on the off chance that you have to get up to speed.

The subsequent stage is to download the beta profile for your Apple Watch from your iPhone. So even if your feet are planted and you're only doing some funky arm movements, or your hands are on your hips and you're moving your feet, or you're moving your whole body, this new dance algorithm understands that and credits you the right amount of calories.

The point of a beta is to test the software and report any bugs and glitches that you encounter to Apple, so that the problems can be fixed in time for the official release.

As with the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 public betas, once you've installed the configuration profile, subsequent public betas should appear automatically as normal watchOS software updates.

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