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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 8.1 beta to developers for testing purposes, with the update coming one week after the release of the third beta and three weeks after the release of the watchOS 8 update.


To install ‌‌‌watchOS 8.1‌‌‌, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once installed, ‌‌‌watchOS 8‌‌‌ can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software update.

To update to new software, an Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life, it must be placed on the charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌.

We don't yet know what's new in watchOS 8.1 and there were no new features found in the first three betas, but we'll update this article should anything new pop up in the fourth beta.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 8.1 to Developers
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macrumors 6502a
Jun 9, 2017
Please tell me they’ve made the toggles big again on alarm clocks. I have very skinny fingers and even I can’t tap the toggle most of the time and end up editing the alarm rather than setting it.


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