Apple Watch Series 5 and IOS 14 Beta

Makey2018

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Aug 1, 2020
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Does the Apple Watch Series 5 work with the iOS14 Beta? I synced the watched to my phone last night but the watch faces aren’t showing up. I don’t know if it’s the the beta or if my service just isn’t loading them.
 

BasicGreatGuy

macrumors G5
Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
iOS 14 beta works with the series 5. I don’t have it loaded on mine. I have it running on the series 3.

If I am not mistaken, there was 1 or 2 posts on the forum speaking about not being able to see the new faces. I don’t recall the outcome. You might take a look through the WatchOS 7 thread in the Apple Watch forum.
 

Shirasaki

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May 16, 2015
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Apple Watch Series 5 definitely can be used with an iOS 14 device. I have Apple Watch series 4 and it works great with iOS 14 device. Maybe watchOS 7 could help, but it is only available for developers.
 

Makey2018

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Aug 1, 2020
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Maybe it’s my signal or something. I wasn’t sure what OS the watch ran on.
 

rdavis41

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Jul 10, 2009
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Not sure but since I installed public beta 14.0 I’m noticing improved battery life on AW series 5. Before it was about 2-2.5 % battery discharge an hour with AOD off. Now I’m at 1-1.5% battery discharge an hour on 6.2.8.
 

BasicGreatGuy

macrumors G5
Sep 21, 2012
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In the middle of several books.
Not sure but since I installed public beta 14.0 I’m noticing improved battery life on AW series 5. Before it was about 2-2.5 % battery discharge an hour with AOD off. Now I’m at 1-1.5% battery discharge an hour on 6.2.8.
AOD is a main feature of the series 5. Why keep it turned off? With AOD on, I easily get 15 - 16 hrs usage (without a workout) a day, before charge time.
 

rdavis41

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Jul 10, 2009
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AOD is a main feature of the series 5. Why keep it turned off? With AOD on, I easily get 15 - 16 hrs usage (without a workout) a day, before charge time.
When your workouts use GPS and are over an hour AOD (along with GPS) sucks the life out of the battery. AOD is nice and I do use it at times, but not when I know I’ll be having a long workout day.
 
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