WatchOS 5 beta pulled

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by derek_knitter, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. derek_knitter macrumors newbie


    Jun 6, 2017
    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:

    I was having issues all day- so guess wasn’t just me!
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    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.
  3. lip3281 macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2013
    Lol. Just logged on to see impressions and hopefully download it. Oh well!
  4. nheilweil macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2008
    Redmond, WA
    Thank goodness — I wasn’t expecting my 8th install attempt to be any more successful than the 7 times it failed! :)
  5. Prozak0820 macrumors 6502


    May 14, 2015
    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.
  6. dof250 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2014
    My series 2 bricked on upgrading to watchos5. Bought a series 3 that is now running watchOS 5 smoothly
  7. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    My issue with my S2. Glad it didn't update on the face of it!
  8. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    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
  9. dof250 macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2014
    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.
  10. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2010
    the north, UK
    I guess the public beta won't be available anytime soon
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    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.
  12. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    There is no way users can downgrade their watchOS to older version right now. Hence a public beta is not possible.
  13. Jimpilot, Jun 15, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2018

    Jimpilot macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2014
    DFW, Texas
    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.
  14. mcvaughan macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I'd personally stay away from this beta. My watch drained quite fast for some reason.
  15. Neo1975 macrumors 6502

    May 11, 2015
    Try turning off WiFi from the settings menu in the watch. Worked for me.

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