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Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 7.1 to Developers

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Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 7.1 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the first beta and a little over two weeks after releasing the watchOS 7 update.


To install the ‌watchOS 7‌ beta, developers need to download the proper configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is in place, the ‌‌‌watchOS 7‌‌‌ beta can be downloaded through the dedicated ‌Apple Watch‌ app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update.

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

There were no new features discovered in the first beta of watchOS 7.1, so we don't yet know what new additions may be included in the beta. It may focus on under-the-hood improvements and bug fixes for issues that weren't able to be addressed in the initial watchOS 7 release.

If new features are found in the second beta of watchOS 7.1, we'll update this article. watchOS 7.1, like watchOS 7, is compatible with the Apple Watch Series 3 and later.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 7.1 to Developers
 
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diamornte

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Hope this fixes the issue of all the new watchfaces disappearing from older watches.
 
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grandchester

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Anyone have problems with battery life on the beta? 7.0 is awful for me on series 6. 7-8 hours with minimal use so was thinking of upgrading to see if it is any better.
 

nutmac

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Anyone have problems with battery life on the beta? 7.0 is awful for me on series 6. 7-8 hours with minimal use so was thinking of upgrading to see if it is any better.
The workaround is unpair and repair your watch. Hopefully, 7.1 does not require that process as re-adding Apple Pay cards, etc. can be tedious.
 
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Justjay27

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Anyone experiencing freezing issues or lagging when trying to change/edit watch faces? ive tried multiple reboots on 7.1 Beta 2
 
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wir43

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Anyone experiencing freezing issues or lagging when trying to change/edit watch faces? ive tried multiple reboots on 7.1 Beta 2

My watch is freezing when i choose the Memoji watch face. All other watch faces are working fine.
 
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MauiPa

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*crossing fingers for an "unlock Mac" fix.
Is that just Series 3? Mine isn't working, I have a Series 3. There seems to be limited support for Series 3 in Xcode, so I am hoping even if it is 32 bit, it will still work.
 

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Is that just Series 3? Mine isn't working, I have a Series 3. There seems to be limited support for Series 3 in Xcode, so I am hoping even if it is 32 bit, it will still work.
Series 6 here. I works initially, then, if I take my watch off or wake my Mac from sleep, it doesn't work. Tried all the fixes and nothing seems to be permanent.
 
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grandchester

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The workaround is unpair and repair your watch. Hopefully, 7.1 does not require that process as re-adding Apple Pay cards, etc. can be tedious.
Thanks. I did the unpair/repair dance to no avail. I wonder if I just have a defective battery.
 

joekim1026

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Thanks. I did the unpair/repair dance to no avail. I wonder if I just have a defective battery.

I unpaired and repaired and removed all the new watch faces from my watch and my series 5 44mm is working like normal, good battery life.

I just hope this fixes that issue.
 

grandchester

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I unpaired and repaired and removed all the new watch faces from my watch and my series 5 44mm is working like normal, good battery life.

I just hope this fixes that issue.
Thanks. I only have the one watch face Infograph and no 3rd party apps installed. I guess next step is to turn off the AOD, but that was my main reason for upgrading from my series 4. We shall see.
 

joekim1026

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Thanks. I only have the one watch face Infograph and no 3rd party apps installed. I guess next step is to turn off the AOD, but that was my main reason for upgrading from my series 4. We shall see.

Sorry, by watch faces, I meant the new watch faces that came with watchOS 7.
 
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