Apple Seeds Fourth Beta of watchOS 8.6 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of an upcoming watchOS 8.6 beta to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming a week after the release of the third beta.

watchOS 8 on Apple Watch feature
To install ‌‌‌watchOS 8‌‌‌.6, developers will need to download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once installed, ‌‌‌watchOS 8.6 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software update.

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

We don't yet know what's included in the watchOS 8.6 update, and no new features have been discovered in the beta so far.

Related Roundups: watchOS 10, watchOS 9

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WaruiKoohii Avatar
14 months ago

Is that common to have a .x release for bug fixes? I thought if it was just bug fixes we’d get 8.5.2?
Depends on how much is being fixed. A small number of changes will usually get you a point release, like 15.4.1. But a more substantial number of changes will typically result in a larger version increase, like 15.5.
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