Apple Releases watchOS 8 Beta 1 To Developers

BY Sanuj Bhatia

Published 7 Jun 2021

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Apple today announced major updates to all of its operating systems — iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, tvOS 15. Along with these updates, Apple announced watchOS 8 with new features and performance improvements. Shortly after the WWDC 2021 keynote concluded, the company has released the first developer beta version of watchOS 8 which is now available to download and install on compatible Apple Watches.

Apple unveiled watchOS 8 during the WWDC 2021 keynote. After the keynote, the company released watchOS 8 Developer Beta 1 to developers for beta testing. If you have a developer account registered with the Apple Developer Center, you can install watchOS 8 on your Apple Watch right now.

How to Install watchOS Developer Beta on your Apple Watch

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If you want to know how to install watchOS 8 beta on your Apple Watch, you can read our simple, step-by-step tutorial that can help you out with the process. The watchOS 8 update is compatible with Apple Watch Series 3 and above. Surprisingly, the latest watchOS update supports the older generation Apple Watch Series 3 as well. Likewise watchOS 7, watchOS 8 is not compatible with the first-generation Apple Watch and Apple Watch Series 2.

watchOS 8 brings many improvements to the Apple Watch operating system. It includes new watch faces, a new ‘Mindfulness’ app that focuses on mental health, updates to the Breath app that ‘calms’ you down. With watchOS 8, Apple has also introduced a new Home app that lets you perform all HomeKit actions right from your Apple Watch.

You can check who rang your doorbell, who kept a package at your door, turn off or turn on lights directly from Apple Watch.

If you decide to install the new version of watchOS on your Apple Watch, please beware that you cannot downgrade to the watchOS 7 operating system by yourself. You’ll have to visit an Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Store for the downgrade process.

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