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ndouglas

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Update: all is well, thanks to first post here below @highdefjunkie !

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I even “logged in” to apple.com as an official registers Beta Software members, whatever that means, which I’d like to disenroll from. I’m guessing /hoping at least a few Macrumors comrades will have experience this since a lot of posters seem to have been on Watch OS 9 and the new iphone OS too, for several weeks or months. How can I get out of this program to just be a normal user again?

Thank you in advance for any help.

Also, maybe it’s just I have to wait until it‘s “overnight” but the iphone Watch app keeps showing this update, (see photo) and yet it won’t update. I’ve made sure phone and watch are on their charger and next to each other, and I tried turning them off and on again. It’s odd.


Finally, about the phone OS, the update seems to have worked on my phone, where I updated this morning after following the little red dot notification, and waiting and waiting a good long while.
 

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highdefjunkie

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You need to remove the profile off your device.

iPhone:
Go to Settings > General, and tap VPN & Device Management. Tap the iOS Beta Software Profile. Tap Remove Profile, then restart your device.

Watch:
To stop receiving the watchOS public betas, go to the Apple Watch app on your paired iPhone, tap the My Watch tab, then go to General > Profiles and tap the watchOS Beta Software Profile that appears. Tap Remove Profile. If asked, enter your device passcode, then tap Remove.
 
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ndouglas

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Ahh ok. Thank you! Trying that now. It’s been fun to get the new features but I won’t be doing this again, given how it’s been making my banking apps work poorly.
 
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highdefjunkie

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Ahh ok. Thank you! Trying that now. It’s been fun to get the new features but I won’t be doing this again, given how it’s been making my banking apps work poorly.
In my previous thread, I just added how to remove the Beta from your watch as well.
 

ndouglas

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I appreciate it! I think both devices let me remove it quite easily. One banking app is still annoying but that’s probably much more on the bank (smaller credit union) than the OS.
 
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Smoovejayy

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Be careful with the Watch… I was enrolled. After I unenrolled, I couldn’t re-pair. I reset, same thing. It just kept saying I needed to update my phone… Apple couldn’t resolve it. Charged me $400 for replacement series 4. Now I have refurbished series 7 on the way.

God speed.
 
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highdefjunkie

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Be careful with the Watch… I was enrolled. After I unenrolled, I couldn’t re-pair. I reset, same thing. It just kept saying I needed to update my phone… Apple couldn’t resolve it. Charged me $400 for replacement series 4. Now I have refurbished series 7 on the way.

God speed.
WOW! Very good to know. TY.
 

Smoovejayy

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^^Beat me to it by a second.

However, you are now stuck with beta on the Watch and need to keep the phone at the current beta version as there is no rolling back the WatchOS to non-beta without shipping it back to Apple.

So you’re saying, I could have just kept the Watch as non functional until iOS 16 was released, re-paired and it would have worked…….?
 

NoBoMac

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Seems so. Have never run beta on any of my daily drivers, so no personal experience.
 

DMG35

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Be careful with the Watch… I was enrolled. After I unenrolled, I couldn’t re-pair. I reset, same thing. It just kept saying I needed to update my phone… Apple couldn’t resolve it. Charged me $400 for replacement series 4. Now I have refurbished series 7 on the way.

God speed.

Why would you pay $400 for a replacement Series 4?
 
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ndouglas

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Be careful with the Watch… I was enrolled. After I unenrolled, I couldn’t re-pair. I reset, same thing. It just kept saying I needed to update my phone… Apple couldn’t resolve it. Charged me $400 for replacement series 4. Now I have refurbished series 7 on the way.

God speed.
Yikes, thanks for that heads-up! Fingers crossed. Everything OK so far but it’s only been a couple hours…. 😰
 

joefrank64k

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You are fine deleting the beta profiles as long as you don’t downgrade your phone to iOS15. That’s when it will no longer pair to your watch.
Exactly.

I wait until the RC is out and installed, then I delete the Beta profiles from all my devices and I'm back to non-beta updates.
 
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ndouglas

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Just realized I posted this same screen shot last week and today, between that time I followed @highdefjunkie’s helpful directions about and remove the beta profile from both watch and phone. Went about a week thinking/assuming I was on WatchOS 9 now, in fact it states that in my Watch app —> general -> about —> Version 9.0 (20R5395a) and yet the annoying red dot started showing yesterday as if I have an update to install. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

Edit: fixed and updated after multiple sessions of keeping devices near each other, resetting both , etc. No more beta programs for me… for a while at least… we’ll see how much self control I have in a year though.
 
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