Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 6 to Developers

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    Apple today seeded the fourth beta of watchOS 6, the software that runs on the Apple Watch. The new beta comes two weeks after the third beta and more than a month after Apple first unveiled the new watchOS update at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

    To install the watchOS 6 beta, you'll need the proper configuration profile, which can be obtained through the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is in place, the beta can be downloaded using the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update.

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    Installing the software requires the Apple Watch to have 50 percent battery. It also must be placed on the charger and it must be in range of the iPhone. It would be wise to install the beta on a secondary device instead of a primary device given that this is an early version of the watchOS 6 software that still has bugs to be worked out.

    watchOS 6 is a major update that offers up a long list of new features. First and foremost, there's an App Store right on the Apple Watch, so you can find and download new Apple Watch apps on your wrist.

    Apple Watch apps no longer need to have an iPhone component, which means developers can create standalone Apple Watch apps for the first time. Apps are able to take advantage of new APIs so you'll be able to do things like follow along with a workout or listen to streaming music from third-party services.

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    Since Apple Watch apps are now independent of apps on the iPhone, you can now remove some built-in apps from the Apple Watch, a feature that was enabled in beta 3.

    There are several new watch faces in watchOS 6, including Numerals Mono and Duo with huge numbers, Modular Compact, a Gradient watch face that shifts over the course of a day, a Solar Dial watch face that visualizes the sun in a 24 hour path around the dial, and the California watch face with a mix of standard numbers and roman numerals.

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    A new Taptic Chimes feature provides a silent touch on the wrist at every hour, and if sound is turned on, you'll hear an audible chime. You can also hold two fingers on the Apple Watch's display to hear the time spoken out loud.

    There are new Audiobooks, Voice Memos, and Calculator apps, along with a new Noise app that warns you if you're exposed to sound that's too loud and a new Cycle Tracking app for period tracking. Activity Trends, visible on the iPhone, are also available to chart your fitness progress and make sure your fitness trends are improving.

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    New complications are available for wind speed, chance of rain, and the new Noise app, plus there's a Voice Memos complication for recording a memo quickly, a cellular strength complication, and a complication for the Calculator that opens up the app.

    Siri can now provide full web search results right on the watch when asked a question, and for Mac users, the Apple Watch can now approve Mac security prompts.

    When it launches in the fall, watchOS 6 will be available on all Apple Watch models with the exception of the original Apple Watch, released in 2015. For more on what's new in watchOS 6, make sure to check out our watchOS 6 roundup.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 6 to Developers
     
  2. Jerry Raia macrumors regular

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    "Unable to Check for Update" over and over again
     
  3. MKChamp macrumors newbie

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    Same here. Glad it's not just me!
     
  4. johnyslats macrumors 65816

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    Same
     
  5. MLVC macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. It will show up eventually, it always does. They really should fix that though, it's annoying
     
  6. Braderunner macrumors 6502a

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    If they don't add a Now Playing complication soon...:mad:
     
  7. RamGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, just getting "Unable to Check for Updates". My phone is already on BETA'4 and I have tried to reboot and re-install the profile on my Apple Watch but it didn't help.
     
  8. RamGuy macrumors 6502a

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  10. Jerry Raia macrumors regular

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    Nothing here either
     
  11. Picard323 macrumors member

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    All I’m getting is Checking for Update over & over now no error message like before

    Update is back with the error message again
     
  12. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't been able to update either despite rebooting both Watch and iPhone twice.

    I get "Imposible buscar actualización" on both the Watch and iPhone.
     
  13. TrueBlou macrumors 68040

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    Just because people asked last time, I’ll pop this in early. Yes, you need to update your iPhone to B4, before you update your Watch.
     
  14. fullfast macrumors regular

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    Same here, even tried re-installing the profile
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    Already done that and rebooted
     
  15. johnyslats macrumors 65816

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    Got it working thanks to a reddit post...

    1. Remove profile

    2. Restart Watch

    3. Install profile again

    4. Restart watch again

    5. Check for new watchOS
    Done
     
  16. phrekaru macrumors member

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    Doesnt work for me
     
  17. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    I was trying that, but I'm now unable to reinstall the watchOS Beta Software Profile. I click to download it from the Apple Developer site, but after I click Install/Instalar and enter my password, click Install/Instalar two more times to accept the terms, I get an error:

    Error de instalación de perfiles
    El dispositivo está bloqueado.​

    I'm not sure what "This device is blocked" means. It sounds ominous. Rebooting both devices hasn't helped.

    Edited: The profile finally installed and the B4 update appeared on the Watch. So just the usual server issues.
     
  18. norge macrumors member

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    For me neither
     
  19. alex.wein macrumors member

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    It works! Thanks :)
     
  20. dos1tres macrumors newbie

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    Worked for me! Thanks for the advice.
     
  21. Tallfish0919 macrumors member

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    Worked for me! Thanks!
     
  22. blesio macrumors 6502

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    Worked, thanks, the problem I did was that I didn’t restart after uninstalling the profile
     
  23. getinline1 macrumors member

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    Worked for me. In fact I started the update directly from the watch. It is currently downloading.
     
  24. theflyingbeagle macrumors newbie

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    Worked for me, thanks
     

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