Apple announced last June new operating systems for its devices. On the same day, the programmers were then able to install the new software for testing. Some of the new systems, weeks later, became public versions, thus giving any user the opportunity to also help with needle tuning. The Cupertino company is now doing the same with watchOS 7 for Apple Watch users.
If you have an Apple Watch and want to have contact with the news that will only be officially launched in the fall, see how you can install this version.
The public beta version of watchOS 7 is available
Apple officially launched the first public beta of watchOS 7 for Apple Watch users today. If you are an Apple Watch user who is interested in running the public watchOS 7 beta, you can access the beta software program Apple to start.
As you can see, this year marks the first time that Apple launched a public beta version of watchOS. In the past, the Cupertino company reserved watchOS betas exclusively for programmers, although the public betas of its other operating systems were also launched for public beta users.
If you want to test this version now, don't forget that it is an “unfinished” product. That is, being a beta version, there may be some bugs that condition normal operation. In addition, this version requires that you have the iOS version 14 on your iPhone, which also exists in the public beta, as we announced.
Finally, despite the fact that it is a very stable version, and we have used it since the day it was made available, on June 22nd, after it is installed, you will not be able to downgrade your Apple Watch from watchOS 7 to watchOS 6, regardless of problems you may face.
Will my Apple Watch be compatible?
With this year's premiere of watchOS 7, Apple is no longer supporting the Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2. This means that these models will retain watchOS 6, while the following may be upgraded to watchOS 7 when launched this fall. They are compatible ...
- the Apple Watch Series 3;
- Apple Watch Series 4:
- and the Apple Watch Series 5
Dials with more variety:
The new watchOS 7 adds a variety of new features to the Apple Watch, including support for watch face sharing. Now the user will be able to share watch faces with others. In addition, developers will also be able to offer pre-configured displays in their applications. Web watch faces will also be possible.
In a world where digital privacy and security is increasingly talked about, watchOS 7, along with iOS 14, is expected to bring new features in Child Mode, in order to make it easier for parents to manage the Apple Watches used by your children.
Monitoring of blood oxygen levels:
It is almost certain that Apple will include this new health feature in the next watchOS 7. This feature will be important to monitor the user's blood oxygen levels.
Something that a lot of Apple Watch users have been waiting for can now finally materialize. It will be like this that we will see a native application for recording sleep on the Apple Watch.
Gone are the days when locking or unlocking a car, or even turning on the ignition, using a watch was a thing of television series. Now, approaching the Apple Watch to the car, the doors will open.
How to install watchOS 7
First of all you must have iOS 14 beta on your iPhone. Therefore, you must have the iPhone to connect the Apple Watch that will receive the new operating system. So, to get started, use the iPhone with iOS 14 beta and sign in on public beta website.
After confirming your Apple ID, choose watchOS 7 from the operating system menu.
Then scroll down a bit until you find this text:
The Apple Beta Software Program is now available for watchOS 7. You can enroll your Apple Watch to get the latest public betas from Software Update.
Therefore, click on this link to download the profile that will be needed to update your operating system on your watch to the new version.
Now that you have the downloader profile, you must install it on your iPhone, within the Watch app.
Finally, the images take us step by step to the installation. The entire installation process will then be done within the Watch app on your iPhone. Then follow the instructions for normal installation on your Apple Watch.