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You Can Now Install watchOS 7 Public Beta

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Apple public beta 2020

Apple has released watchOS 7 Public Beta for the first now, allowing non-developers to test out its latest software release for Apple Watch Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5.

With watchOS 7, new features include the highly anticipated sleep tracking, to go with new watch faces, watch face sharing, plus a hand-washing reminder.

It’s best to install watchOS 7 on a secondary device and not your daily driver, as beta software has unknown bugs and other issues.

Also worth noting–your iPhone must be on iOS 14 beta as well, while once you install watchOS 7, you won’t be able to downgrade to watchOS 6. So fair warning.

To get started, just visit Apple’s Beta Software Program page here, sign up or sign in, then click on the ‘Enroll Your Devices’ tab, then ‘Download profile’ to install the watchOS 7 Beta Software Profile:

From the iPhone paired to your Apple Watch, tap the button below to download the configuration profile. Your iPhone will notify you when the profile has been downloaded. Go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management, tap the profile and then tap “Install” and follow the onscreen instructions.

Apple says your Apple Watch “will automatically receive the latest public beta software if you have Automatic Updates turned on in the Software Update settings.”

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