Apple releases watchOS 9.6 fourth beta for developers

Apple has just released the fourth beta of watchOS 9.6 for developers. This latest beta arrives approximately two weeks after the release of the third beta. Apart from the watchOS incremental beta, Apple also kicked off new beta builds for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS. Read along to know more details about the watchOS 9.6 beta 4.

Apple is pushing the gradual update to the watch with the 20U5559c build number. As it is an incremental upgrade, you can quickly update your watch to the new software. Yes, it requires a small amount of data for downloading. If you are a developer, then you can freely install the new beta on your Apple Watch. This update is available for Apple Watch Series 4 and newer models.

Speaking of the changes, then as always there’s no information shared about the features and changes in the release notes. But you can expect a few enhancements with this update. Apple has already teased a milestone upgrade – watchOS 10, coming to Apple Watches later this fall, so we can’t expect much from the watchOS 9.6 beta.

Here’s how you can upgrade your watch to the watchOS 9.6 beta.

watchOS 9.6 fourth developer beta

If your iPhone is running on the latest iOS 16.6 fourth beta, then you can easily update your Apple Watch to the new watchOS 9.6 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. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap General > Software Update.
  3. Select Beta Updates and enable watchOS 9 Developer Beta option.
  4. Go back and download the second beta of watchOS 9.6.
  5. That’s it.

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 9.6 beta 4 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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