How to Install watchOS 6 Developer Beta on Apple Watch

Aside from the developer version of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple also introduced the first developer watchOS 6 beta build. The latest watchOS version adds several new watch faces, as well as a standalone App Store, and more. If you would like to try out watchOS 6 version right now, you don’t have to wait for the public release until this September. Instead, you can now install the watchOS 6 developer beta on your Apple Apple Watch right by following the steps in this post.

Installing the developer watchOS 6 beta version on your Apple Watch is a pretty simple process. But, you should make sure that your connected iPhone is also running on iOS 13 developer beta version. You are not able to install watchOS 6 developer beta on your Apple Watch with your iPhone running iOS 12 version.

Compatible Apple Watch with watchOS 6

watchOS 6 version supports the following Apple Watch series:

  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch Series 2
  • Apple Watch Series 1

This new version already drops support for the original Apple Watch model, which has been released for four years.

Steps to Install watchOS 6 Developer Beta on Apple Watch

To install WatchOS 6 Developer beta on your Watch, simply follow these steps below:

Step 1: First, you need to download this file on your iPhone that is running iOS 13 developer beta. Then, pair it with your Apple Watch.

Step 2: Once you downloaded the file, there will be automatically a popup prompting you to choose the device that you want to install the WatchOS beta profile on. Select your Apple Watch from the list.

Step 3: The Watch app on your iPhone will now open up. Just tap on Install and then proceed with entering the passcode of your iPhone to continue the installation process. Once you tap on Install a few times, your Apple Watch should automatically reboot itself.

Step 4: After your Watch has booted up again, launch the Watch app on your iPhone again and check for an update. You will see the watchOS 6 developer beta version available for the download. If not, give it a try once again.

Note that your iPhone is running on iOS 13 developer beta since iOS 12 is incompatible with watchOS 6 version. In case you downgrade your iPhone to iOS 12 version, you will also need to downgrade your Watch to watchOS 5 version.


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