Apple has released the third beta of watchOS 10.1 to the testers. watchOS 10.1 is the first big incremental upgrade in the watchOS 10 iteration, released one week after the second beta. The update is set to bring the anticipated double tap feature to the Apple Watch Series 9 along with system-wide enhancements.
Apple is pushing the new software to the testers with the 21S5063a build number. The substantial beta weighs 275MB in download size, relatively smaller than the second beta. At the time of writing, the upgrade is available for developers only, it will also be released for public beta testers in a matter of time.
Talking about the features and changes, the third beta of watchOS 10.1 brings the anticipated double tap feature to the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2. Apple didn’t officially reveal the complete list of changes, but, testers found the double tap feature is working on the watchOS 10.1 beta.
If you recently updated your Apple Watch to watchOS 10, you can explore the recently released watchOS 10 and its features, or try out the new Nike Globe watch faces on your Apple watch. If you are a developer you can easily install the new update on your watch.
watchOS 10.1 Beta 3
If your iPhone or iPad is running on the latest version of iOS 17.1 beta 3, then you can easily sideload the watchOS 10.1 beta on your Watch.
- Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
- Tap General > Software Update.
- Select Beta Updates and enable watchOS 10 Developer Beta or Public Beta option.
- Go back and download the third beta of watchOS 10.1.
- 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 10.1 beta 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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