Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 6.1.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the first beta and two weeks after releasing the watchOS 6.1 update.

Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta can be downloaded through the dedicated ‌‌Apple Watch‌‌ app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update.

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To install the update, the ‌‌Apple Watch‌‌ needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it has to be in range of the ‌iPhone‌.

watchOS 6.1.1 appears to be a minor update focusing on performance improvements and bug fixes that weren't able to be addressed in watchOS 6.1.

No new features were found in the first beta of watchOS 6.1.1, but we'll update this article should new features be found in the second beta.

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Top Rated Comments

Computers 4 U LLC Avatar
35 months ago
I updated Tuesday just after the update came out on my series 3 and my wife updated her series 1. My wife's watch died Thursday late Thursday night/early Friday morning. It's just after noon here on Friday and my series 3 has 8% left and I expect it to be dead around 6pm Friday evening.

GREAT BATTERY LIFE!!!!
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ferretex Avatar
35 months ago
I updated Tuesday just after the update came out on my series 3 and my wife updated her series 1. My wife's watch died Thursday late Thursday night/early Friday morning. It's just after noon here on Friday and my series 3 has 8% left and I expect it to be dead around 6pm Friday evening.

GREAT BATTERY LIFE!!!!
Thanks for the info.
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FishyFish Avatar
35 months ago
So far so good, I am LOVING watchOS 6.1.1 and I’m installing this as we speak. So smooth!!
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ferretex Avatar
35 months ago
So far so good, I am LOVING watchOS 6.1.1 and I’m installing this as we speak. So smooth!!
Battery life??? (Meaning the first beta) Build #?
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Computers 4 U LLC Avatar
35 months ago
Working great for me, been installed for a couple of hours now and battery is still sitting at 100%, so far so good and looks like it should maintain the 3 day battery life.
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CarlJ Avatar
35 months ago
So far so good, I am LOVING watchOS 6.1.1 and I’m installing this as we speak. So smooth!!
So, what I'm hearing from that is that watchOS 6.x was released about 60 days before it was ready.

(Actually, the official releases of watchOS 6 have worked fine for me. iOS 13 had some pretty glaring problems.)
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