watchOS 10.5 release candidate update is out for testers!

After launching the new iPad Air and iPad Pro, Apple pushed the release candidate build of watchOS 10.5 to developers. The new update comes out with a new Pride Radiance watch face, bug fixes, and system-wide enhancements. Read on to learn more details.

For unawares, Apple tests the upcoming software upgrade by pushing release candidates prior to the public release. This is the final build, indeed, the same will be released to the public most probably by the next week.

Apple is pushing the new software upgrade on eligible devices with a 21T575 build number. The update weighs around 445MB in download size. If your Apple Watch runs on watchOS 10 or later, then you can freely upgrade it to a newer watchOS 10.5 software upgrade.

watchos 10.5 release candidate

In addition to watchOS 10.5 release candidate, Apple released the iOS 17.5 rc build, iPadOS 17.5, tvOS 17.5, macOS Sonoma 14.5, and visionOS 1.2.

Talking about the changes, then the changelog reveals new features, improvements, and bug fixes, including a new Pride Radiance watch face to honor LGBTQ+ community and culture.

watchOS 10.5 Release Candidate

If your iPhone or iPad is running on the latest version of the iOS 17.5 release candidate, then you can easily sideload the watchOS 10.5 rc on your Watch.

  1. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap General > Software Update.
  3. Select Beta Updates and enable watchOS 10 Developer Beta or Public Beta option.
  4. Go back and download the release candidate of watchOS 10.5.
  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 10.5 RC 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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