Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of watchOS 10 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming watchOS 10 update to developers for testing purposes, with the software update coming two weeks after the fourth beta.

Apple watchOS 10 Feature
To install the ‌watchOS 10‌ update, developers will need to open the Apple Watch app, go to the Software Update section under "General" in Settings, and toggle on the ‌watchOS 10‌ Developer Beta. Note that an Apple ID linked to a developer account is required.

Once beta updates have been activated, ‌watchOS 10‌ can be downloaded under the same Software Update section. To install software, an Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life and it must be placed on an Apple Watch charger.

‌watchOS 10‌ adds a whole new widget-focused interface. You can access a widget stack from any watch face using the Digital Crown, swiping through them to get to relevant information. Control Center can be activated from any app by pressing the side button, and these new quick access controls are meant to let you use watch faces that support less information while still putting everything you need at your fingertips.

There are new Palette and Snoopy watch faces, updates to Cycling and Hiking workouts, and mental health integrations. Users can log their state of mind and mood using the Apple Watch, with the device providing insights into mental health over time.

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Top Rated Comments

racingbull Avatar
7 months ago
best feature on watchOS 10?
Snoopy on my wrist. ?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fwmireault Avatar
7 months ago

Running on my Series 9
Damn, where did you find an AW S9? I'm jealous ;)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
itsmehuey Avatar
7 months ago
Hopefully the battery issues have been resolved! beta 4 was an absolute nightmare for battery life on my AWU.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Larsvonhier Avatar
7 months ago
Loading it right now onto my aW4, hopefully the massive battery drain is cured now.
Up to beta 4 it was causing "battery game-over" every day between 4pm and 8pm instead of late in the night with previous watchOS 9. Same watch, same usage profile...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pcar17 Avatar
7 months ago
I’ve been using the watchOS 10 betas on an Apple Watch Ultra since late June and generally they have all been very good with very minimal issues with the exception of some widget issues early on. Today’s release is working great so far.

I think watchOS 10 is just an incredible release and have found all of the new UX changes to be amazing! I think AW users not on the beta will be in for a huge (good!) surprise this fall when they install the first production version of watchOS 10.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Pcar17 Avatar
7 months ago

If they took away control center, how do you ping your phone now? I find this feature extremely helpful as my mind is usually going in so many directions, sometimes I need a reminder my phone is right next to me under a paper or something. lol
They didn’t take away the CC. To access CC in watchOS 10, the user clicks the side button to display the familiar CC icons including “Ring my iPhone”.

From there, CC behaves just like in watchOS 9 including moving or deleting the CC screen elements using button on the bottom of page.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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