Apple seeds fourth beta of watchOS 8.7 to developers

Apple has been testing the watchOS 8.7 since last month. The firm had already released three beta builds of the upcoming watchOS 8.7. And today, Apple pushed the fourth beta of watchOS 8.7 to the Apple Watch with fixes and improvements. Apart from that, Apple has seeded a new beta of iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, and tvOS 15.6, you can head over to this page to know more about iOS 15.6 beta 4. Read along to know more about the watchOS 8.7 beta 4 update.

The latest watchOS beta goes official with the 19U5056c firmware version, currently, the update is available for the developer and public beta testers. Yes, it will be released soon to the public through the stable channel. It is a small upgrade comparing the previous beta build, you can quickly install it on your Apple Watch. And if you’re a developer, then you may have already received the new update on your Watch, if not then you can easily install it manually on your Watch. The update is available on all Apple Watch models running watchOS 8 or newer.

Moving to the features and changes, then as of now, it’s not clear whether the fourth beta brings anything new to the Apple Watch or not. Since we’re not aware of watchOS 8.7 goodies yet, you can check the features released with watchOS 8.6. The recently released version brings ECG app support for Apple Watch Series 4 or later and Irregular heart rhythm notifications in Mexico.

Now let’s take a look at the steps on how you can upgrade your Apple Watch to watchOS 8.7 beta 4.

watchOS 8.7 beta 4 update

Apple Watch owners can now upgrade to the watchOS 8.7 beta 4. If your iPhone is running on the latest software, then you can easily sideload the new software on your Apple Watch. Here are the steps.

  1. At first, you need to login to Apple Developer Program website.
  2. Then, head over to the downloads.
  3. Tap on watchOS 8.7 beta 4 available under featured downloads. Then tap on the download button.
  4. Now install watchOS 8.7 beta 4 profile on your iPhone, then authorize the profile by going to Settings > General > Profiles.
  5. Now restart your iPhone.

If your Apple Watch is already running on the third beta of watchOS 8.7, then you’ll receive the new update over-the-air, while if you’re on a stable build, then here’s how you can join the beta.

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