Apple Seeds First Beta of watchOS 7.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 7.1 update to developers for testing purposes, one day after releasing the watchOS 7 update.

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To install the ‌watchOS 7‌ beta, developers need to download the proper configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is in place, the ‌‌watchOS 7‌‌ beta can be downloaded through the dedicated ‌Apple Watch‌ app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update.

To update to the new software, the ‌Apple Watch‌ needs to have 50 percent battery life, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the ‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌.

There's no word yet on what's new in the watchOS 7.1 update, but we'll update this article with details if changes and new features are discovered.

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Top Rated Comments

MrGimper Avatar
50 months ago
Be careful when installing this .... it's missing some features from watchOS 7, including the new watch faces and blood oxygen checking!

Apple Pay
Known Issues

* Apple Cash Family isn’t currently available. (68740022)

Clock
Known Issues

* Watch faces, complications, and colors introduced in watchOS 7 aren’t currently available in watchOS 7.1 beta. (68860017)

Health
Known Issues

* The Blood Oxygen feature isn’t currently available. (68668093)

Messages
Known Issues

* You currently can’t use Siri to send audio messages. (67725415)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
centauratlas Avatar
50 months ago
Hopefully they fix battery life issues.

Usually I'd get 18 hours and have 30% left. With 7 today, hit 10% at about 10.5 hours
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarlJ Avatar
50 months ago

Hopefully they fix battery life issues.

Usually I'd get 18 hours and have 30% left. With 7 today, hit 10% at about 10.5 hours
Keep in mind that there’s always a bunch of reindexing things that go on for a while on new OS’s.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jmh363905 Avatar
50 months ago
My Series 3 has been randomly rebooting throughout the day (https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/series-3-rebooting-after-watchos-7.2255209/) <--- like this through all the betas. I was dismayed when GM still had the bug present. Full resets and setting up fresh or anything of the like isn't helping. Anyone in the same boat on 7.1? I'll go beta again just to get stability back. Would have loved to have gotten stability back with GM, but here we are....
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hortod1 Avatar
50 months ago

Hopefully they fix battery life issues
this is the biggest disappointment of 7. Used to be able to get through a day and a half on a full charge with my Series 5. Now my battery is pooched by 2pm the same day on a full charge
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FishyFish Avatar
50 months ago
I cannot WAIT to get this on my watch!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)