Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 6.1.1 to Developers

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Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 6.1.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the second beta and three weeks after releasing the watchOS 6.1 update.

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

watchOS 6.1.1 appears to be a minor update focusing on performance improvements and bug fixes that weren't able to be addressed in watchOS 6.1.

No new features were found in the first two betas of watchOS 6.1.1, but we'll update this article should new features be found in the third beta.


Article Link: Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 6.1.1 to Developers
 
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reixer

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Has anyone been using 6.1.1?
Is battery life better than 6.1?
Are there any bugs at the moment?
I can’t find any official watchos 6.1.1 thread in the forums so that is why I am asking here.
 
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They really seem to be pushing a ton of updates and all of them without a trace of visual updates - is there really that many bugs that needs squashing all the time?
 

ferretex

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They really seem to be pushing a ton of updates and all of them without a trace of visual updates - is there really that many bugs that needs squashing all the time?
Absolutely, that’s why this year’s releases are updated almost weekly to the least. It’s a good thing, I’m not complaining, but I think Apple should release their software to the public when the experience is optimal and don’t treat regular users as “beta testers”. Just my two cents...
 

reixer

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With last weeks update I was getting almost 4 days battery life on my series 3 and my wife was getting almost 3 days with her series 1. This weeks update appears to be just as good, it's a little early to tell but it's definitely not any worse.
How are you getting 4 days :oops:? Do you have it on low power mode all the time?
 
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ruslansv

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Has anyone been using 6.1.1?
Is battery life better than 6.1?
Are there any bugs at the moment?
I can’t find any official watchos 6.1.1 thread in the forums so that is why I am asking here.
There're a ton of bugs - if you look at FBxxx number in feedback assistant it's increasing so fast I am not sure how they are even able to look at it all.

What would really help is for Apple to publish comprehensive release notes - so we can see all the bugs that are fixed in these releases
 
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How are you getting 4 days :oops:? Do you have it on low power mode all the time?
No, I do not use low power mode, we have always gotten really good battery life with our watches. Back in the watchos 5 days we both experienced some updates that significantly hindered battery life but with OS6 battery life has been excellent.
 
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reixer

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A day on my S4 with normal usage and a 10k run ends around 30% - so above a single day is not possible - without a run I might get to lunch the next day before it dies but not further I would think
Exactly what I think. I have never had an Apple Watch last more than 2 days. Maybe he has a lot of features disabled, including the heart rate sensor.
 
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norm2816

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just keep a charger on you and your battery life through the day will be excellent. I use my watch 24/7 and always have the charger with me charging it 1-2 a day and during work outs, runs, yoga, swimming, hiking etc. it’s considered heavy use keep a charger on you :) - I will say with the previous beta I only needed to charge my watch once day - currently downloading yesterday’s release.

hopefully I won’t have to reset my watch again for the update to apply because that’s becoming tiresome.
 

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Exactly what I think. I have never had an Apple Watch last more than 2 days. Maybe he has a lot of features disabled, including the heart rate sensor.
Nope, we don't have anything disabled, now granted neither one of us have a ton of apps installed but other than that they function normally. Yesterday I charged my S3 to 100% and installed the latest update around noon. This morning as I am writing this, it is 7:30, and my watch is sitting at 84%.
 

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I have no idea how are you guys getting any battery life more than 12 hours, I get less than that with two watches series 4 so far. I did pair the watch to my wife phone also running latest iOS 13 and the watch is updated to WatchOS 6.1 and still the watch would not last more than 12 hours.

Returned it and got a replacement that was new and checked and still the same issue. I noticed that the storage is being filled but no idea with what on both old and new watch. also noticed so many diagnostic logs related to bugs. all in all now I am back to my first generation watch and both those watches are with the service provider who is flabbergasted as to what is causing this.
 

norm2816

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check to see if that Walkie- Talkie monstrosity is enabled because that drained the battery on my watch along with certain apps that are mirroring your iPhone.
 

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check to see if that Walkie- Talkie monstrosity is enabled because that drained the battery on my watch along with certain apps that are mirroring your iPhone.
Thanks for your reply.

Yeah I forgot about that, I will check it once I get the watch or a new replacement watch from the service provider.

As or other apps that might be mirroring iphone apps I have no third party apps, and this was never an issue on my first generation apple watch nor on series 4 before the infamous WatchOS 6. but it is worth a shot at this time.
 

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check to see if that Walkie- Talkie monstrosity is enabled because that drained the battery on my watch along with certain apps that are mirroring your iPhone.

I can tell you that the walkie talkie app is not the issue, I have it enabled/turned on 24/7 and my battery life is outstanding on my S3.

I have no idea how are you guys getting any battery life more than 12 hours, I get less than that with two watches series 4 so far. I did pair the watch to my wife phone also running latest iOS 13 and the watch is updated to WatchOS 6.1 and still the watch would not last more than 12 hours.

Returned it and got a replacement that was new and checked and still the same issue. I noticed that the storage is being filled but no idea with what on both old and new watch. also noticed so many diagnostic logs related to bugs. all in all now I am back to my first generation watch and both those watches are with the service provider who is flabbergasted as to what is causing this.

I would suggest doing a fresh install rather than an upgrade, this can solve a lot of problems.