After successfully releasing the iOS 13.5.5 Beta / iPadOS 13.5.5 Beta for iPhone and iPad and watchOS 6.2.6 stable for Apple Watch. Apple has started seeding watchOS 6.2.8 Beta 1 for developers, the update is available for all watchOS 6 supported devices. This build goes live free for developers if you want to taste the features of new watchOS 6.2.8 Beta 1. Then, here’s the step by step guide by which you can easily install and update your Apple Watch to watchOS 6.2.8 Beta 1.
As for now, we didn’t know about the changes Apple made in the latest beta build of watchOS. But like previous releases, this build brings a slew number of general improvements and bug fixes. Though we didn’t recommend installing beta build on your daily driver. But, if you’re interested, then the new watchOS 6.2.8 beta 1 build is freely available to download for all supported devices.
Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t release the public beta of watchOS. But, you can get the taste of these features, by sideloading beta build from developers’ accounts. Before installing the update, keep in mind that, Apple does not allow downgrade watchOS to the previous stable release. These are the steps by which you can update your Apple Watch to watchOS 6.2.8 Beta 1.
- 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.
- watchOS 6.2.8 beta certificate (you can get if from developer.apple.com and create a new profile on your iPhone)
Download watchOS 6.2.8 Beta on your Apple Watch
If your Apple Watch sports watchOS 6, then you can download watchOS 6.2.8 beta 1 build on your Apple Watch. And if you’re a developer and your iPhone or iPad is running on the latest iOS 13.5.x/iPadOS 13.5.x, then you can update your watch easily to the latest update. Here are the steps.
Note: Make sure to pair the Apple Watch with your iPhone, before signing into the developer account.
- At first, open Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
- Tap on My Watch.
- Then click on General > Software Update > Download and Install.
- Enter the password for confirmation.
- Tap on Agree to the terms and conditions.
- Once done, tap on install.
Now the watchOS 6.2.8 Beta 1 update will download and transfer to your Apple Watch. And after the completion of the installation process, your watch will restart. After rebooting, you can start using the latest watchOS 6.2.8 beta on your Apple Watch.
watchOS 6.2.8 Beta 2 Update
Apple has released watchOS 6.2.8 Beta 2, just after pushing iOS 13.6 Beta 2 for iPhone. The update is available for all the watchOS 6 supported devices. Talking about the changes, then there’s nothing new, expect bug fixes. You can follow the afore-mentioned installation steps if you want to update your Apple Watch to watchOS 6.2.8 developer beta 2 update. That’s it.
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