Along with new versions ofios, iPadOS, macOS and tvOS, Apple also allows users to try the new beta version of watchOS 8 on their Apple watch. Here’s how to get it.
Should you install the public beta of watchOS 8?
Before we begin, a note of caution. As this is beta software, watchOS 8 will include bugs and issues that could affect performance and battery life. This is especially important to consider with watchOS, because there is currently no way back to watchOS 7 as you can with iOS and iPadOS. Your watch is unlikely to be rendered useless and most things should work fine, but if there are apps and features you can’t live without, you might want to wait or install it on a watch. older, but compatible.
Register your Apple Watch for the Public Beta
Just like installing operating system updates, you will need:
your Apple Watch on a charger with at least 50% charge;
on your paired iPhone to enroll your Apple Watch for the public beta on the iOS 15 beta ;
meeting on https://beta.apple.com/ with your iPhone and sign up for the program (or sign in if you’ve installed betas on other devices);
then press watchOS, then on the link Register your Apple Watch.
Install the public beta on your Apple Watch
To complete the process:
Push the button Download profile ;
touch on To allow to download when prompted;
Press on Install in the upper right corner, on the next screen;
head to the app Watch (if it does not open automatically);
You will need to restart your watch and then access the software update in the tab General of the application Watch. You will see the beta version of watchOS 8 just like you would with a regular software update. Press on Install and wait for the process to complete.
Here is the list of watches capable of supporting watchOS 8 :