Apple releases first beta of watchOS 10.4 to Developers

Apple has begun the week by releasing new beta updates, starting with the first beta of watchOS 10.4 for Apple Watch users. Like other beta updates, the watchOS 10.4 Beta 1 is also first available to developers. And soon it will be available to public beta testers. Last week Apple did not release watchOS beta along with iOS 17.4 beta. But now Apple has also started beta testing of watchOS 10.4.

Last week, the iOS 17.4 Beta was all over the internet because of highly anticipated features announcement like sideloading, third-party app store support, custom engine for browsers, and more. And now its time for watchOS 10.4 beta testing, but don’t expect a lot of changes.

watchOS 10.4 Beta 1 is available with build number 21T5185g. The first beta weighs in at around 750MB. The size of the update may vary depending on the Apple Watch series you have.

As you’d expect from Apple, there’s no mention of specific changes in this beta. But there will be some changes along with some new additions. Once we’ve collected all the changes in the update, we’ll list them below.

watchOS 10.4 Beta 1

If your iPhone or iPad is running on the latest version of iOS 17.4 Beta, then you can easily sideload the watchOS 10.4 beta on your Watch.

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap General > Software Update.
  3. Select Beta Updates and enable watchOS 10 Developer Beta or Public Beta option.
  4. Go back and download the third beta of watchOS 10.4.
  5. That’s it.

As mentioned earlier, the watchOS 10.4 Beta 1 is currently available for registered developers, but soon it will go live for public beta testers. Before installing the update, make sure that your Apple Watch is charged at least 50% and connected to a WiFi network.

To check for the update go to General > Software Update > Download and Install, then install the new software. Now the watchOS 10.4 beta will download and transfer to your Apple Watch. And after the completion of the installation process, your watch will restart. Once all done, you can start using your Apple Watch.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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