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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 8.3 beta to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming a week after the launch of the second beta and three weeks after the release of watchOS 8.1.


To install ‌‌‌watchOS 8‌‌‌.3, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once installed, ‌‌‌watchOS 8.3‌‌‌ 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.

No new features were found in the first two betas of watchOS 8.3, so we don't yet know what's included in the update.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 8.3 to Developers


macrumors regular
Sep 21, 2016
Hopefully this update or a future one brings back the "notify when left behind" option on the iPhone for the watch. I used to get notified if I left my house without my watch. It was awesome! This feature has been removed from the watch for some reason. It's still on the items (keys, wallet...) but not the watch. I want this back.
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