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Apple today seeded the tenth beta of an upcoming watchOS 5 update to developers, one week after releasing the ninth beta and more than two months after introducing the software at the Worldwide Developers Conference.

To get the beta, you'll need the proper configuration profile, which can be obtained through the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is in place, the watchOS 5 beta can be downloaded using the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update.

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

watchOS 5 is a major update to the watchOS operating system, introducing Activity Competitions so you can compete on workouts with friends, Walkie-Talkie with push-to-talk functionality for quickly communicating with the people you talk to most, and auto workout detection to make it easier to start and stop workouts if you forget.

Other new features include an improved Siri watch face with support for third-party apps through Siri Shortcuts, a dedicated Apple Podcasts app, new Workout types that include Yoga and Hiking, new features for runners, WebKit support for viewing some web content on Apple Watch, and enhanced notifications, which will make notifications on the Apple Watch interactive.

watchOS 5 is only available to developers and will not be provided to public beta testers (because there's no way to downgrade Apple Watch software), so non-developers will need to wait until the software is officially released in the fall to try it out.

The watchOS 5 update runs on all Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3 Apple Watch models, but it is not available for the first-generation "Series 0" Apple Watch models.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Tenth Beta of New watchOS 5 Operating System to Developers
 

Return Zero

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My contacts haven't synced to the watch for the last 5 betas. Has anyone else found a resolution to this issue? I know I'm far from the only person to have submitted this feedback.
 

Return Zero

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  • Open the Watch App on your iPhone
  • Go to General -> Reset -> Reset Sync Data
That's part of my issue... That option has zero effect whatsoever. I press it and nothing happens at all. I've reset and restarted both devices, in addition to re-syncing my iCloud account to my phone. i.e. I don't know if it's a bug with watchOS or the watch app on iOS... :mad:
 

MrGimper

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That's part of my issue... That option has zero effect whatsoever. I press it and nothing happens at all. I've reset and restarted both devices, in addition to re-syncing my iCloud account to my phone. i.e. I don't know if it's a bug with watchOS or the watch app on iOS... :mad:

Un-pair and re-pair?
 

honglong1976

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That's part of my issue... That option has zero effect whatsoever. I press it and nothing happens at all. I've reset and restarted both devices, in addition to re-syncing my iCloud account to my phone. i.e. I don't know if it's a bug with watchOS or the watch app on iOS... :mad:
FaceTime still installed on your phone?
 

DeepIn2U

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Un-pair and re-pair?

Have you deleted the Watch app after unpairing the watch? Before resownloding the Watch app after unpairing and deleting said app try to clear iPhone ram.

1. Start by unlocking your iOS device. That means the display will be lit, and either the home screen or an app can be showing, but not the lock screen.

2. Hold down the power button until the “slide to power off” option appears on the device’s display.

3. Next, release the power button, and then hold down the home button for roughly five seconds.

And just like that — poof — the iPhone’s memory, or RAM, is refreshed.

Source: https://www.google.ca/amp/amp.timeinc.net/time/4137083/iphone-faster-tips-tricks/?source=dam

Then redownload the Watch App, pair and don’t move from home wifi or outdistance the Bluetooth connection from iPhone for about an hour while watch remains on charger.
 

magicschoolbus

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Just picked up a series 3 42 cellular with the nike sale and I cannot wait until it comes! After reading the reports of most Apple watches being sold are series 0 or 1, it leads me to believe Apple will be supporting the 3 series for a very long time if people keep scooping up 3 year old watches. Can’t wait until mine comes, it’s my first Apple Watch ever.
 

robertcoogan

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It'll be interesting to see if Apple incorporates automatic workout detection into the API. Even more awesome would be Nike+ actually incorporating that kind of API into their apps.

Methinks it is asking too much for a twofer. Considering.
 
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