watchOS 3 Beta 1 Update Holding Steady at "About 1 hour remaining"

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  1. Haxley, Jun 13, 2016
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    Anyone else experience this? If I force the screen to stay awake long enough it eventually says 2 hours remaining. Then if the screen sleeps and I unlock it's back to "about 1 hour remaining". Suggestions?

    Update: Finally has dropped to 58 minutes!

    Update 2: Ring around Apple logo on watch finally showing, meaning it's installing. I think we're good!

    Update 3: All good now; installed and I'm playing around with it. Basically hung on "about 1 hour remaining" for ~2 hours then started moving. If you guys are having similar problems, my advice is just to wait it out.
     
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    how did you get the download? it tells me the developer site will be back up shortly and has for hours

    nvm found away around it
     
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    I am ready to renew my license but would like to hear a few more people say it is stable enough for daily drive with only minor hiccups. I have only seen 2-3 people say that they have downloaded and that there is only minor glitches but this is based on a couple hours at most.
     
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    All good now; installed and I'm playing around with it. Basically hung on "about 1 hour remaining" for ~2 hours then started moving. If you guys are having similar problems, my advice is just to wait it out.
     
  7. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    i just need to ensure waze is working then I'm installing iOS 10 and watch os3
     
  8. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Let me know how stability is...would love to try it out but am worried about the whole not being able to downgrade thing.
     
  9. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    think I am going to bit the bullet. Ill report back, wish me luck
     
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    Good luck. Report back. :)
     
  11. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    got iPhone up and running, watch is next
     
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    Sweet, let me know.
     
  13. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    lost all my activity credit for the day when I had to reset it :-( so far I am really liking ios10 though

    well now I'm having an issue with iTunes saying it isn't authorized for the content on my phone.... I have reauthorized and reauthorized with no prevail...
     
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    You did the watch already?
     
  15. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    was just starting it, but you have to reset the watch to repair it with the phone after updating to iOS 10
     
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    Gotcha.
     
  17. Haxley thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think this is typical. I just installed the iOS 10 profile on my phone, which let's Apple know to give me OTA (over-the-air) iOS 10 beta updates. Similarly, I installed the watchOS 3 profile on my watch, which let's Apple know to give me OTA watchOS 3 beta updates. You do this by going to the downloads page on the developer website directly from your phone. You do not need a computer to install the iOS 10 or watchOS 3 betas.
     
  18. oftheheavens, Jun 13, 2016
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    yeah i saw that, and have used it in the past but I hear a few people saying with 10 it is best to do a clean install. Well to late now cause I have got my phone up and running again with all setting back to how I like them. Now just need to get all my games synced up so I don't lose progress. already almost midnight so the watch is getting the works tomorrow morning.

    EDIT and now games synced up smoothly. bed time.
     
  19. Haxley thread starter macrumors regular

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    For those who were wondering, watchOS 3 seems to be a fairly stable beta release. Thinking back on it, I remember watchOS 2 Beta 1 was much, much more buggy. The main issue I noticed is increased battery life drain. Went for less than 12 hours today before 10% remaining and I wasn't using it intensively. Though, yesterday the battery seemed to last from 6am-bedtime, so it may be an intermittent bug causing today's extremely short battery life. Minor Breathe app notification bug, difficult to dismiss. Complications seem to have more trouble displaying information some times. But is by no means bugging, crashing, and burping all over the place, which I've noticed before with previous betas and even full releases.
     

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