Apple seeds third beta of watchOS 9.1 to developers

Two weeks back, Apple originally started testing watchOS 9.1, with an incremental second beta released last week. And now the company kicks off the third beta to the developers. The latest build comes alongside the new version of iOS 16.1 beta, iPadOS beta, macOS Venture beta, and tvOS beta. Each update brings some new features to the relative devices, so we can expect the same with the watchOS 9.1 beta 3. Read along to know more about the new update.

Apple releases the watchOS 9.1 beta 3 with a 20S5055e build number. As it is a minor incremental upgrade, you can quickly upgrade your Apple Watch to the new software. Obviously, the software is available for the Apple Watches compatible with the watchOS 9. If you’re a developer, then you can easily upgrade your Apple Watch to the latest software.

watchOS 9.1 is going to be the second incremental upgrade for the Apple Watch Ultra, after the release of watchOS 9.0.1. For Apple Watch Series 8 and SE 2022, it will be the first incremental upgrade.

As always, Apple didn’t disclose the beta update details in the release notes, but we can expect some performance enhancements with this update. Although, you can still use the features of watchOS 9, including the new workout app with three new running form metrics, including Stride Length, Ground Contact Time, and Vertical Oscillation. New watch faces, enhanced sleep tracking, and other features.

Now let’s take a look at how you can install watchOS 9.1 third beta on your watch.

watchOS 9.1 beta 3 update

If you own the compatible Apple Watch and want to try out the new watchOS 9.1 beta, then you can join the Apple’s developer 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 3.

Now the watchOS 9.1 developer beta 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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By Haneet Singh

Haneet is a passionate tech writer and a consumer. He loves tinkering with the newest tech - smartphones, wearables, laptops, smart TVs, and other smart home devices. For tips, you can connect Haneet at [email protected]

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