A new beta update is being released for supported Apple watches. The watchOS 9.1 beta 4 update is now available for developers and will soon be available for public beta users. Let’s find out more about the watchOS 9.1 Beta 4 update.
Apple yesterday released a bunch of beta updates including iOS 16.1 beta 4. But watchOS was the update that missed out on the update yesterday. But we all know Apple releases the missing update in just one or two days most of the time. I also mentioned in my last iOS news article that the watchOS update will be released by this week, and the update is finally rolling out within a day.
The fourth beta of watchOS 9.1 is available with build number 20S5063c. It is available for all eligible Apple watches (Watch 4 and newer) and comes in around 250MB in size. Update size may vary for different models. According to my estimate and expectation, the public build will be available by this month.
Apple is yet to reveal the release note for the watchOS 9.1 beta 4 update. So currently we are unaware of the exact changes and improvements. As usual the update page says it includes bug fixes and some improvements. After checking the update, I’ll update the list of changes that the new update brings.
watchOS 9.1 will be a significant update as watchOS 9 was released just a few weeks back and it has some bugs and the battery performance has also been affected. So the expectations from the watchOS 9.1 update are high.
watchOS 9.1 Beta 4 update
If you are an Apple Watch 4 or newer Apple Watch user and already on the previous beta build then you can check for the update in Settings. But if you are on the public build and want to try out the new watchOS 9.1 beta, then you need to join the beta program and install the beta profile on your Apple Watch. After authorizing the beta profile, you can check the new software updates inside the Apple Watch, once there’s a new update you can install it on your watch.
Before installing the new software, take care of these things.
- Make sure that your Apple Watch is charged to at least 50% and connected to the charger.
- Make sure that your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi and running on iOS 16.1 beta 4.
The watchOS 9.1 developer beta update will now download and transfer to your Apple Watch. After the completion of the installation process, your watch will restart. Once all done, you can start using your Apple Watch running watchOS 9.1 Beta 4.