Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 4.3.1 to Developers

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Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 4.3.1 update to developers, a little under one week after releasing watchOS 4.3, a major update that introduced portrait Nightstand mode and iPhone music controls on Apple Watch.

Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software update.


To install the update, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it has to be in range of the iPhone.

It's not yet clear what new features will be introduced in the watchOS 4.3.1 update, but it's likely to include bug fixes for issues that have been discovered since the release of watchOS 4.3.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 4.3.1 to Developers
 

jhfenton

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Anyone seeing this via OTA? Have the profile installed but no luck
I have a red (1) badge indicating an update, but I get a failed connection error when I check. I have now updated my phone to iOS 11.4 beta 1, but I saw the error before the 11.4 beta installed. (I checked Watch while the iOS beta was downloading.)

I've tried the obvious things for troubleshooting: rebooting both devices, turning radios off and on. The Watch *is* otherwise connected to the iPhone and working fine. I have a few more troubleshooting tricks to try (deleting and reinstalling profiles is next). I *really* don't want to unpair and re-pair.

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melancholy

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So infuriating. My Apple Watch is connected to my iPhone, yet it’s telling me the Apple Watch isn’t connected. I can see the update, yet I can’t get passed this error.
 

MLVC

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I have a red (1) badge indicating an update, but I get a failed connection error when I check. I have now updated my phone to iOS 11.4 beta 1, but I saw the error before the 11.4 beta installed. (I checked Watch while the iOS beta was downloading.)

I've tried the obvious things for troubleshooting: rebooting both devices, turning radios off and on. The Watch *is* otherwise connected to the iPhone and working fine. I have a few more troubleshooting tricks to try (deleting and reinstalling profiles is next). I *really* don't want to unpair and re-pair.

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Same issue. Deleting and reinstalling profile didn’t help either. Maybe patience will help? I hate red badges though.
 

newtestleper

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I have a red (1) badge indicating an update, but I get a failed connection error when I check. I have now updated my phone to iOS 11.4 beta 1, but I saw the error before the 11.4 beta installed. (I checked Watch while the iOS beta was downloading.)

I've tried the obvious things for troubleshooting: rebooting both devices, turning radios off and on. The Watch *is* otherwise connected to the iPhone and working fine. I have a few more troubleshooting tricks to try (deleting and reinstalling profiles is next). I *really* don't want to unpair and re-pair.

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Don’t worry, they’re going to nail the watch update process by watchOS 7, you’ll see.
 

sontran23

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i stopped getting the error after turning the watch off and on but no luck on getting the update. been stuck on "checking for update" for a good minute now.
 

HQuest

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I have a red (1) badge indicating an update, but I get a failed connection error when I check. I have now updated my phone to iOS 11.4 beta 1, but I saw the error before the 11.4 beta installed. (I checked Watch while the iOS beta was downloading.)

I've tried the obvious things for troubleshooting: rebooting both devices, turning radios off and on. The Watch *is* otherwise connected to the iPhone and working fine. I have a few more troubleshooting tricks to try (deleting and reinstalling profiles is next). I *really* don't want to unpair and re-pair.

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The notificafion file for the update is ready but seems the actual partial update files are not, so it fails the check...

Patience, little grasshopper!
 

davethorp

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Same issue here. Tried a number of restarts. Anyone gone nuclear and tried a pair/repair? I don’t want to do that myself as it tends to cause issues with the cellular service on my series 3 when I do
 

jhfenton

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Mine is still stuck — “could not connect to Apple Watch”
I'm glad it's not a "me" problem. If it's widespread, then Apple will probably fix it without my wasting further time troubleshooting.
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Same issue here. Tried a number of restarts. Anyone gone nuclear and tried a pair/repair? I don’t want to do that myself as it tends to cause issues with the cellular service on my series 3 when I do
Since it's a widespread problem, and since my S2 is working fine otherwise, I'm just going to wait and try again this evening. I want to make sure I have my Watch for my run in a couple of hours.
 

Christian 5G

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Still waiting for Spotify app. I wouldn't get any happier than ability to stream music from Spotify and being able to run. No thanks to Apple Music
 
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spazzcat

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I can't install to work as well, I think there is a lot of people that shouldn't be installing betas on their stuff. Beta testing means sometimes things don't work and we have to wait for fix, if no one can get it work, it maybe a bug in iOS.
 

jhfenton

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I can't install to work as well, I think there is a lot of people that shouldn't be installing betas on their stuff.
Watch OS betas are for developers only. We should know what we're doing.

Beta testing means sometimes things don't work and we have to wait for fix, if no one can get it work, it maybe a bug in iOS.
This is why I reported my problem originally and stopped troubleshooting once I saw that it was widespread problem. It was more alarming initially, because it's not the more common update error where it appears that the server isn't responding. This time we get an error that implies a connection failure with the Watch.
 

davethorp

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I can't install to work as well, I think there is a lot of people that shouldn't be installing betas on their stuff. Beta testing means sometimes things don't work and we have to wait for fix, if no one can get it work, it maybe a bug in iOS.
Whether people should or should not be installing betas on their devices is irrelevant and lets not forget that Apple release public beta builds of most of their operating systems these days.

There is what would appear to be a widespread issue in the latest developer build. Which is exactly what developer beta testing is for. Apple will need to address that issue before releasing iOS 11.4 or Watch OS 4.3.1 to the wild and the more people who inform of that and help them with testing any potential fixes the better
 
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spazzcat

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Whether people should or should not be installing betas on their devices is irrelevant and lets not forget that Apple release public beta builds of most of their operating systems these days.

There is what would appear to be a widespread issue in the latest developer build. Which is exactly what developer beta testing is for. Apple will need to address that issue before releasing iOS 11.4 or Watch OS 4.3.1 to the wild and the more people who inform of that and help them with testing any potential fixes the better
I was referring to people that are getting upset it isn't working.
 

davethorp

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I was referring to people that are getting upset it isn't working.
One person described the issue as infuriating. Beyond that I can’t see anyone getting upset in this thread. A few people have reported the issue, few others have said “me too”. Exactly what a beta is for and it actually helps beta testers to know they aren’t the only ones with an issue as it will focus any efforts when Apple roll out beta 2, which I would expect will be quicker than normal if they need to roll it out to fix the watch update issue
 
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spazzcat

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One person described the issue as infuriating. Beyond that I can’t see anyone getting upset in this thread. A few people have reported the issue, few others have said “me too”. Exactly what a beta is for and it actually helps beta testers to know they aren’t the only ones with an issue as it will focus any efforts when Apple roll out beta 2, which I would expect will be quicker than normal if they need to roll it out to fix the watch update issue
Im guessing it will take an iOS update to fix it...
 

dillacom

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I had to disconnect and re setup my watch for it to take. something in ios 11.4 beta acting up.