As every year, Apple took advantage of the WWDC 2020 edition to announce all the innovations in the design of the interface and the functionalities of its operating systems, including watchOS 7, the latest version of the OS for Apple Watch.
If you have a compatible Apple Watch, you might be interested to know that the latest watchOS officially debuted last fall. But as you know, Apple often releases new versions and it is possible to test them before the official launch.
To do this, you need to install the beta test version on your smart watch, but know that it is not about Software finished, so it will most likely include some technical issues that will hopefully be resolved before its official arrival.
What do you need to install watchOS 7.5 beta?
First, you will need an Apple Watch that is compatible with the beta version of watchOS 7: Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch Series 5, Apple Watch Series 6, and Apple Watch SE. Unlike watchOS 6, the new version is not available for series 1 and 2.
On the other hand, you will also need a relatively new iPhone on which you have installed the equivalent beta version of iOS. You don’t need to have one developer account, which costs $ 99 per year, because the public beta is here.
How to install watchOS 7.5 beta (for developers)
If you are planning to install watchOS 7.5 beta on your Apple Watch, you should first know that this Software It will never be as reliable as the one made public during the official premiere. Thus, the presence of Bugs and other errors are more than likely.
So, do not follow the steps that we are going to show you below unless you are fully aware that your Apple Watch may be damaged. Also, never download a beta version without making a backup first.
Before you can install the beta, you will need to install a beta certificate on your smart watch. This certificate is responsible for notifying the iPhone and allowing it to allow the installation of wireless watchOS beta.
1. Make sure you have iOS 14.6 beta installed on your iPhone.
2. Connect to the Apple Developer portal from the iPhone you paired your Apple Watch with.
3. Go to the watchOS download section.
4. Now press’Download watchOS 7.5 beta configuration profile‘to get the current beta.
5. When asked to choose a device, select ‘iCall‘, followed by ‘Install“.
6. Enter your password, press’Install‘and confirm the action.
7. Then press’To restart‘to reset your iPhone and complete the installation.
8. Once you smartphone restart, the beta will appear as an available update in the Apple Watch app. Then you just need to follow the usual steps to install this update.
Disadvantages of installing a beta version of watchOS
Is it worth using a watchOS full of Bugs and errors just to be able to test the latest version of the Apple Watch operating system before everyone else? The drawbacks we highlight here might indicate no.
Worse, if you regret it and want to go back, reinstalling the previous version of watchOS is tricky and often times you won’t be able to do it yourself because the instructions aren’t public.
We applaud the fact that Apple has finally released a public version of watchOS, which means you no longer have to sign up for Apple’s Developer Program, which costs $ 99 per year.
We are personally not convinced that you have to pay that much money unless you are an app developer and want to prove that your app will work on the platform. But maybe it’s not worth taking the possible risks just to test and it’s more convenient to wait for its official premiere.
When will the public version of watchOS 7.5 beta be available?
Unfortunately, this time, we will have to wait until we have the public beta of watchOS 7.5, because for the moment only the one intended for developers has arrived. Once it’s available, you just need to go to the update section of Software on your iPhone and install it.