Unable to Install watchOS3 Beta

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Davy3011, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Davy3011 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2016

    I'm looking for a wee bit of support here.

    I've signed up for the public iOS10 beta and have installed the profile for watchOS3 on my Apple Watch, however when I go to Software Update on the Watch app I get told there is no software update available as 2.2.1 is the latest. Can anybody recommend how I would overcome this and install the beta for watchOS3?

    Thanks, Davy.
  2. teidon macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2009
    You have to update your iPhone to iOS10 first. Also there are two profiles you need: iOS beta profile for your phone and wOS beta profile for your watch. There is no public beta for wOS3.
  3. Davy3011 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2016
    Thanks for your reply.

    I have both profiles installed on the respective devices, am I correct in saying that if there is no public beta this will be the reason that I cannot update my watch software? Sorry - I am new to all of this!
  4. teidon macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2009
    It just means that unless you are paid developer, you can't download the wOS beta profile from Apple, you need to find other sources for it.

    If you do have a profile called "watchOS Beta Software Profile" installed to your watch, and you have updated your iPhone to iOS10, you should be able to update your watch to wOS3. Try restarting your phone and if that doesn't help delete the wOS beta profile and get a new one.
  5. Mik3F macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2011
    As above, you need the correct Watch OS profile. I updated mine last night without issues and I am not a developer
  6. hallidc macrumors 6502


    Sep 26, 2013
    Based on this reply, I highly suggest you do not install watchOS3 beta on your watch. If something were to happen and you wanted to uninstall it, you'd have to ship your watch to Apple.
  7. rockyromero macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2015
    I attempted this several times unsuccessfully.

    Hod did you get the correct OS profile?

  8. jdogg836 macrumors 6502


    Jul 28, 2010
    Every. Dang. Time. There's a reason that the Apple Watch doesn't have a public beta, you cannot downgrade from it when you decide that the beta has too many bugs for your liking. If I were Apple, I would charge for each and every non-developer who comes in with a borked watchOS3 install, or who just wants to downgrade. It's not ready for primetime folks.

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