Apple Watch 3, watchOS 6 - Lagging

Lowe Lilliehorn

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Apr 30, 2015
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Hi there,

I bought my first Apple Watch yesterday. An Apple Watch 3, 42 mm
LOVE IT.

Though, I have one concern...

After setting up my Apple Watch, I updated from watchOS 5 to watchOS 6 BETA 2.
Now, I have one little concern, that bothers me.
The motions, (eg. clicking on the digital crown, swiping up for control center, swiping down for notification center) is a bit laggy.

I don't know if the beta is just GENERALLY laggy, or something else.

Since I cant downgrade (idk if I can, help if if you know a way, please), I am stuck with this.

Is the beta generally laggy, or is my Watch starting to become laggy? after 1 day?

Thanks,

Lowe Lilliehorn
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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S3 processor is quite capable, but not capable enough compared to S4 in my opinion. But still, beta is generally laggier than normal software release. On my series 3 which has been used for a year, i still can do most of the things ok. I don’t use apps that often though and generally don’t spend much time playing around on my watch.
With all being said, I would upgrade to series 4 as the experience is generally better if I were you, assuming money is not the problem. I feel the series 4 could become the Apple Watch equivalent of iPhone 5s, receiving 6 software updates in total. Series 1 has received 5 updates in total now. :D
 

akash.nu

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Beta versions aren’t really for general day to day usage. If you depend on the watch for your day to day usage then I’d suggest you to go back to the public version.
 

Lowe Lilliehorn

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Beta versions aren’t really for general day to day usage. If you depend on the watch for your day to day usage then I’d suggest you to go back to the public version.
Ok. I agree.
The problem is.... How do I go back?

Thanks,
Lowe Lilliehorn
 

parseckadet

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You can't?
Woah... Why is that?
Pretty dumb that Apple disabled that...
It's not that they disabled anything, it's that they haven't done the work required to make it possible. Because it's not a capability they intend to ever offer. Considering they have NEVER released a public beta of watchOS, I don't think this is a problem at all. Every developer knows the risks of installing beta software. So either you're a developer and you should know better, or you're not a developer and you shouldn't be installing software intended only for developers.
 

akash.nu

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You can't?
Woah... Why is that?
Pretty dumb that Apple disabled that...
They never had this feature because the Apple Watch does not have any physical input system, so if things go wrong and the device doesn’t boot then there’s no way to fix it, and also what @parseckadet said.

It's not that they disabled anything, it's that they haven't done the work required to make it possible. Because it's not a capability they intend to ever offer. Considering they have NEVER released a public beta of watchOS, I don't think this is a problem at all. Every developer knows the risks of installing beta software. So either you're a developer and you should know better, or you're not a developer and you shouldn't be installing software intended only for developers.
 

rbart

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Nov 3, 2013
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Hi there,

I bought my first Apple Watch yesterday. An Apple Watch 3, 42 mm
LOVE IT.

Though, I have one concern...

After setting up my Apple Watch, I updated from watchOS 5 to watchOS 6 BETA 2.
Now, I have one little concern, that bothers me.
The motions, (eg. clicking on the digital crown, swiping up for control center, swiping down for notification center) is a bit laggy.

I don't know if the beta is just GENERALLY laggy, or something else.

Since I cant downgrade (idk if I can, help if if you know a way, please), I am stuck with this.

Is the beta generally laggy, or is my Watch starting to become laggy? after 1 day?

Thanks,

Lowe Lilliehorn
WHy have you installed a beta without knowing the risks ?
It's for developers who are aware of the problems but need to check their apps on the future version.
You have to bring your AW back to Apple to make them downgrade it.
 
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Stromos

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Jul 1, 2016
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WHy have you installed a beta without knowing the risks ?
It's for developers who are aware of the problems but need to check their apps on the future version.
You have to bring your AW back to Apple to make them downgrade it.
For everyone saying its for developers only you do realize Apple is inviting non developers to this beta.....
 

rbart

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Nov 3, 2013
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For everyone saying its for developers only you do realize Apple is inviting non developers to this beta.....
They invite you and you have some support for that, some special tasks and feedback to do.
It’s not for simple users
 

Lowe Lilliehorn

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Apr 30, 2015
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Okay, so after some months thinking here are my thoughts. AND WOW, you guys are totally mad at me. I don't know why. Because I complain about a beta being generally laggy? Or call me low-key "stupid" considering that I installed a beta on a daily machine... Public Beta is for non-developers too I assume?

I am buying the new Apple Watch Series 5, just for the speed, and all the other good things.

Alright, nothing left.
Good bye.