Apple Seeds Third Beta of New watchOS 4 Operating System to Developers

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    Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 4 update to developers, just over three weeks after seeding the second beta and more than a month after introducing the new update at its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference. The new version is build 15R5321h.

    Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the watchOS 4 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 must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone.

    watchOS 4 features three new watch faces, including a dedicated Siri watch face that displays dynamic information unique to each individual and is perhaps the most significant new feature in the update. There are also new complications for Now Playing and Apple News, and an enhanced Workout app that supports High Intensity Interval Training and new swimming options.

    Gymkit, a new technology platform, will let the Apple Watch interface with gym equipment for workout data sharing purposes, and the Activity app will offer up intelligent coaching and tailored workout encouragement along with new monthly activity challenges.

    Many other small tweaks and changes have been introduced, all of which are outlined in our dedicated watchOS 4 roundup.

    watchOS 4 is only available to developers and will not be provided to public beta testers, so non-developers will need to wait until the software is officially released in the fall to try it out.

    Article Link: Apple Seeds Third Beta of New watchOS 4 Operating System to Developers
     
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    Holy crap, that's a nice surprise! Here's hoping it solves my battery dying in just a few hours.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Much needed. Slightly later than expected, but here none the less.
     
  4. Broken Hope macrumors 6502

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    Would be nice to get release notes if someone can post.
     
  5. vbctv macrumors 6502

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    Release Notes are 403 Forbidden currently. I keep trying to access them...
     
  6. hauntvictim macrumors regular

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    I guess us Gen 1 users are stuck with super slow use of apps.
     
  7. vbctv macrumors 6502

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    The release isn't even showing up in updates yet so it may have just been released. It keeps saying watchOS 4 is up to date.
     
  8. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    Finally! Hope it solves the battery drain.

    I am seeing the same too.
     
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    Saaame.
     
  10. MLVC macrumors 6502

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    Going to wait and see if there are any major bugs before installing (plus it’s getting rather late here in Europe so let’s get the Americans to test this beta and I’ll get the general consensus in the morning )
     
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    Can't be worse than beta 2.
     
  12. chako macrumors newbie

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    I went to the developer portal after seeing this as well and there is a new watchOS 4 beta 3 profile that needs to be installed.
     
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    It should be the same profile as the last 2 betas. The profile download is always there with every release. The usually don't change the profiles during the DP part.
     
  14. Jimmy Bubbles macrumors regular

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    And it can be found...?
     
  15. MLVC macrumors 6502

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    Beta 2 was horrible at first but the last week or so battery life has actually been quite good.
     
  16. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing for me. Keeps's giving me the error "Could Not Connect to Apple Watch"
     
  17. TheGreenBastard macrumors 6502

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    I'm talking more performance wise, especially the app menu, which would perform at around 2 fps. Workaround for that was changing from grid to list view. Hopefully b3 fixes that.
     
  18. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I've installed the profile onto the watch again and........ nothing.
     
  19. vbctv macrumors 6502

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    This isn't released yet, someone at Apple jumped the gun and released early. The release notes are still 403 Forbidden.
     
  20. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    Finally. Had to go back to using my gen 1 for the time being because battery life is so bad.
     
  21. chako macrumors newbie

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    Install the new profile and you'll see it. I just had the same happen and the new profile did the trick. NOTE: I had to install the new profile on the watch AND the iphone. I'm not sure why but it didn't work until after both were installed. (and both devices rebooted)
    Sadly, the profile did nothing for me and the release notes are "forbidden" so I'm thinking they may have pulled it?
     
  22. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    Either the servers are down or someone at Apple goofed. This update doesn’t seem to be actually available for download.
     
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    could it be the profile validity period says the same time for validity time/date for before and after ?
     
  24. chako macrumors newbie

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    This is what I saw so I assumed it was 'new'. Do they rename it or is it actually new?
     

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    The profile is the same profile. It always stays there available for download with each new version... But normally profiles never change during a Dev Beta period.
     

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