How to update your Apple Watch to WatchOS 4 Beta

Hey folks here’s a Tech Homie How-To to get you updated to the Watch OS 4 Beta, in order to check out the new features that are coming up for the Apple Watch later this year.  

We are now getting into the new iOS, macOS, and WatchOS upgrade season, so now is a perfect time to check out what Apple has to offer for 2017.  For those who have updated their iPhones to the iOS 11 beta system, its only natural to update your watch as well.  So lets check it out here.

First here comes a huge disclaimer before you begin:

Beta Software is not finalized software.  You will more than likely encounter bugs, hiccups, or other unfortunate things that might render your watch useless.  A quick trip to the Apple Store will not help fix these issues, because this is not a sanctioned public release.  The folks at the Apple Store will more than likely just shake their heads at you.

That being said,  you are updating your watch at your own risk.  If you are not savvy on dealing with Beta versions of software, DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS.

Alright, got that out of the way.  Legit.  The in depth instructions for how to update your Watch to Beta 4 are over at igeeksblog.  But here’s a quick breakdown of the steps here:

  1.  Point your Safari Browser over to this link: https://betas.cmacapps.com/watchos-4-beta-profile/ to get to the developer profile.  Select Watch, then install the profile to the iPhone.
  2. Check for software updates from within the Apple Watch application.  You will then be prompted to download Watch OS Beta 4.
  3. Install the Beta. (Which might take a while)
  4. PROFIT.

Depending on your network strength, this download could possible take FOREVER, so plan on staying patient, and don’t give up before you have updated your watch!  The WatchOS update is just over 500mb so you want to keep that in mind as well, just in case you have stored Music or anything else to your watch prior to updating the watch.

Plan on checking out the new Watch OS update?  I’ll let you know my thoughts when I spend some more time with it.

Feel free to let me know what questions yo have!

 

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