WatchOS 5 beta pulled

derek_knitter

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 6, 2017
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Massachusetts
Hi everyone:

For anyone having issues downloading the WatchOS 5 beta, please note that the seed has been pulled and replaced with a “COMING SOON” message:
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I was having issues all day- so guess wasn’t just me!
 
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Shirasaki

macrumors G3
May 16, 2015
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I waited extra long for downloading update and eventually decided to go to sleep. Fortunately, when I get up, I can install the beta and it runs normally without major bugs.
 

lip3281

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Jun 26, 2013
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Lol. Just logged on to see impressions and hopefully download it. Oh well!
 

Prozak0820

macrumors 6502
May 14, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
The main issue for me was. When you downloaded it and then it was updating. You’d come back to it when it was done and it was still on 4.3.2. It wouldn’t update. I was trying to look for a solution. Couldn’t find one. Reddit was having the same issues I was.
 
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dof250

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Jun 3, 2014
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My series 2 bricked on upgrading to watchos5. Bought a series 3 that is now running watchOS 5 smoothly
 

MrGimper

macrumors 603
Sep 22, 2012
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Andover, UK
The main issue for me was. When you downloaded it and then it was updating. You’d come back to it when it was done and it was still on 4.3.2. It wouldn’t update. I was trying to look for a solution. Couldn’t find one. Reddit was having the same issues I was.
My issue with my S2. Glad it didn't update on the face of it!
 

thadoggfather

macrumors G4
Oct 1, 2007
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My series 2 bricked on upgrading to watchos5. Bought a series 3 that is now running watchOS 5 smoothly
I hope you return the series 3 unless you wanted it anyways

You can probably send it in to apple to restore it to watchos4 for you
 

dof250

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Jun 3, 2014
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I hope you return the series 3 unless you wanted it anyways

You can probably send it in to apple to restore it to watchos4 for you
Tomorrow i have an appointment in the Apple store to get the series 2 fixed. I didnt really wanted the series 3 but didnt want to be without an Apple Watch for so long. So now i'm keeping my Series 3 and will be selling my series 2 after its fixed.
 
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Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
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I guess the public beta won't be available anytime soon
Whatever they need to do to repair the issues that were freezing the Apple Watch, then they should take their time to make sure it’s more well prepared or rectify the glitches. I will say they pulled it rather quickly, even though it did inconvenience an undetermined amount of Series 2 and Series 3 owners.
 

Jimpilot

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Sep 11, 2014
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Well ran into the same issue (stuck on Apple logo) on my series 3. Apple had me send it in and now they’re sending it back saying they can’t fix it. They’re email says there is a letter with the watch explaining my options. Most likely it will cost me $$$$ even though it is still in warranty

I understand the risks with beta software but didn’t expect a beta to do hardware damage and for sure did t expect to have to pay for fix.

I am going to stop App development for the watch, I can’t afforf to pay to fix the watch each time a new beta comes out

UPDATE: Watch arrived and documents said they did routine diagnosis on it and found everything working fine. So they returned it. It now has released WOS on it not beta so they did reinstall it. But loaded last backup on this WOS and it's working fine.
 
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