Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
55,449
17,784


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.

watchOS-8-on-Apple-Watch-feature.jpg

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
 

gomichaelgo

macrumors regular
Sep 21, 2016
107
94
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.
 
  • Like
Reactions: subi257
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.