Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 6.1.1 to Developers

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Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 6.1.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the second beta and three 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.


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 two betas of watchOS 6.1.1, but we'll update this article should new features be found in the third beta.

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11 months ago
Battery life seems to still be outstanding as before in last weeks update. Only losing about a percent an hour.
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11 months ago

They really seem to be pushing a ton of updates and all of them without a trace of visual updates - is there really that many bugs that needs squashing all the time?

Absolutely, that’s why this year’s releases are updated almost weekly to the least. It’s a good thing, I’m not complaining, but I think Apple should release their software to the public when the experience is optimal and don’t treat regular users as “beta testers”. Just my two cents...
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11 months ago


Those are great news. Can’t wait for the public release...[emoji3526]

With last weeks update I was getting almost 4 days battery life on my series 3 and my wife was getting almost 3 days with her series 1. This weeks update appears to be just as good, it's a little early to tell but it's definitely not any worse.
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11 months ago


Nope, we don't have anything disabled, now granted neither one of us have a ton of apps installed but other than that they function normally. Yesterday I charged my S3 to 100% and installed the latest update around noon. This morning as I am writing this, it is 7:30, and my watch is sitting at 84%.



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11 months ago


charging it 1-2 a day and during work outs, runs, yoga, swimming, hiking etc.

Please tell me how you charge whilst swimming ??
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11 months ago


How are you getting 4 days :oops:? Do you have it on low power mode all the time?

A day on my S4 with normal usage and a 10k run ends around 30% - so above a single day is not possible - without a run I might get to lunch the next day before it dies but not further I would think
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