Apple Seeds Second Release Candidate Version of watchOS 10.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the a second release candidate version of an upcoming watchOS 10.5 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming a day after Apple seeded the first RC.

Apple Watch Faces watchOS 10 Feature Blue
To install the ‌watchOS 10.5 update, developers 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. An Apple ID linked to a developer account is required.

Once beta updates have been activated, watchOS 10.5 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.

According to Apple's release notes, the update includes support for the new Pride watch face.

watchOS 10.5 includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, including a new Pride Radiance watch face to honor the LGBTQ+ community and culture.

For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

The final version of watchOS 10.5 is likely to see a release next week.

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Top Rated Comments

Benz63amg Avatar
2 weeks ago

Not unheard of, but I think pretty rare to get one the day after the first RC releases. There’s usually a gap of a few days.

I installed the RC last night and battery has been pretty rubbish today on my S9 so I wonder if this addresses excessive battery drain.
To be honest, battery life has been rubbish on AW since watchOS 10 came out altogether and isn’t anything specific to this update. Overall battery life was much better on WatchOS 9
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attohs Avatar
2 weeks ago
My watch is just finishing up yesterday's update. Might as well make it a double.
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flybass Avatar
2 weeks ago
Did they ever fix the stocks (and almost every other) widget not updating issue?
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