Apple releases first beta of watchOS 9.5 for developers

A day after the release of watchOS 9.4, Apple announces the first beta of watchOS 9.5. The newer incremental beta goes live for testers. Just like the last incremental upgrade, you can expect minor changes coming to your watch along with the system-wide enhancements. Read along to know more about watchOS 9.5 beta.

Apple plants the new software on the watch with the 20T5527c build number. As always the first beta requires a little more data compared to the next beta releases, today’s release weighs around 318MB in size.

If your watch is compatible with watchOS 9 and you are a developer then you can freely install the new software on your watch. At the moment, the upgrade is available for developers, it will be released to public beta testers in a matter of time.

Just like the previous beta updates, Apple didn’t share any information about changes in the release notes, but you can expect new features and enhancements with this update. And obviously, we can’t expect much from watchOS 9.5 as we are close to the watchOS 10 announcement which will be revealed at the WWDC event.

Here’s how you can update your Apple Watch to watchOS 9.5 beta.

watchOS 9.5 first developer beta

If your iPhone is running on the latest iOS 16.4 first beta, then you can easily update your Apple Watch to the new watchOS 9.5 beta, all you need to do is, install the beta profile on your device and then update it over the air. Here’s how you can update your watch to the beta.

  1. At first, you need to login to Apple Developer Program website.
  2. Then, head over to the downloads.
  3. Tap on watchOS 9.5 beta available under featured downloads. Then tap on the download button.
  4. Now install watchOS 9.5 beta profile on your iPhone, then authorize the profile by going to Settings > General > Profiles.
  5. Now restart your iPhone.

Make sure that your Apple Watch is charged at least 50% and connected to a WiFi network. After installing the beta profile, open the Apple Watch app on your phone, head over to General > Software Update > Download and Install, then install the new software.

Now the watchOS 9.5 beta 1 update 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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