How to install the watchOS 8.6 beta 2 to your Apple Watch

April 6, 2022: Apple seeds the first beta for watchOS 8.6

Move over to watchOS 8.5, there’s a new version in town. After about a month of no new betas, the watchOS 8.6 beta 1 is now available for developers. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.5.

March 8, 2022: Apple seeds the Release Candidate for watchOS 8.5

The betas for watchOS 8 continue to come down the pipeline, as Apple seeds the Release Candidate of watchOS 8.5 to developers today. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.5.

February 22, 2022: Apple seeds the fifth developer beta for watchOS 8.5

The betas for watchOS 8 continue to come down the pipeline, as Apple seeds the fifth beta of watchOS 8.5 to developers today. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.5.

February 22, 2022: Apple seeds the fourth developer beta for watchOS 8.5

The betas for watchOS 8 continue to come down the pipeline, as Apple seeds the fourth beta of watchOS 8.5 to developers today. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.5.

February 15, 2022: Apple seeds the third developer beta for watchOS 8.5

The betas for watchOS 8 continue to come down the pipeline, as Apple seeds the third beta of watchOS 8.5 to developers today. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.5.

February 8, 2022: Apple seeds the second developer beta for watchOS 8.5

The betas for watchOS 8 continue to come down the pipeline, as Apple seeds the second beta of watchOS 8.5 to developers today. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.5.

January 27, 2022: Apple seeds the first developer beta for watchOS 8.5

The betas for watchOS 8 continue to come down the pipeline, as Apple seeds the first beta of watchOS 8.5 to developers today. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.5.

Most of the new features focus on tools for developers, including some new Apple Pay and StoreKit abilities that developers can explore. This beta also includes a fix for a bug where Siri wasn’t recognizing speech on the Apple Watch Series 3.

January 20, 2022: Apple seeds the watchOS 8.4 release candidate (RC) to developers

The betas for watchOS 8 continue to come down the pipeline, as Apple seeds the watchOS 8.4 release candidate to developers today. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.4.

January 12, 2022: Apple seeds the watchOS 8.4 beta 2 to developers

The betas for watchOS 8 continue to come down the pipeline, as Apple seeds the watchOS 8.4 beta 1 to developers today. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.4.

December 17, 2021: Apple seeds the watchOS 8.4 beta to developers

The betas for watchOS 8 continue to come down the pipeline, as Apple seeds the watchOS 8.4 beta 1 to developers today. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.4.

December 2, 2021: Apple seeds the watchOS 8.3 Release Candidate to developers

The betas for watchOS 8 continue to come down the pipeline, as Apple seeds the watchOS 8.3 Release Candidate to developers today. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.3.

December 2, 2021: Apple seeds the watchOS 8.3 beta 4 to developers

The betas for watchOS 8 continue to come down the pipeline, as Apple releases the watchOS 8.3 beta 4 to developers today. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.3.

November 16, 2021: Apple seeds the watchOS 8.3 beta 3 to developers

The betas for watchOS 8 continue to come down the pipeline, as Apple releases the watchOS 8.3 beta 3 to developers today. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.3.

October 27, 2021: Apple seeds the watchOS 8.3 beta 2 to developers

The betas for watchOS 8 continue to come down the pipeline, as Apple releases the watchOS 8.3 beta 2 to developers today. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.3.

October 27, 2021: Apple seeds the watchOS 8.3 beta 1 to developers

The betas for watchOS 8 continue to come down the pipeline, as Apple releases the watchOS 8.3 beta 1 to developers today. If you have an Apple Watch to test out the new software, you can follow the steps down below to install watchOS 8.3.

October 18, 2021: Apple seeds the watchOS 8.1 Release Candidate to developers

The watchOS 8.1 Release Candidate is now available for download. If you have been testing out the newest Appel Watch software on a device you can follow the instructions below to update!

October 13, 2021: watchOS 8.1 beta 4 is released to developers

With the official launch of watchOS 8 in the rearview mirror, Apple has already started making improvements and giving developers a chance to test them out. If you have a developer account and a device you’re okay with testing new software on, you can download the watchOS 8.1 beta 4 now following the instructions below.

September 28, 2021: watchOS 8.1 beta 3 is released to developers

With the official launch of watchOS 8 in the rearview mirror, Apple has already started making improvements and giving developers a chance to test them out. If you have a developer account and a device you’re okay with testing new software on, you can download the watchOS 8.1 beta 3 now following the instructions below.

September 28, 2021: watchOS 8.1 beta 2 is released to developers

With the official launch of watchOS 8 in the rearview mirror, Apple has already started making improvements and giving developers a chance to test them out. If you have a developer account and a device you’re okay with testing new software on, you can download the watchOS 8.1 beta 2 now following the instructions below.

September 21, 2021: Apple seeds watchOS 8.1 beta 1 to developers

With the official launch of watchOS 8 in the rearview mirror, Apple has already started making improvements and giving developers a chance to test them out. If you have a developer account and a device you’re okay with testing new software on, you can download the watchOS 8.1 beta now following the instructions below.

August 14, 2021: Apple seeds the watchOS 8 Release Candidate to developers

With the official watchOS 8 launch closing in, Apple seeds the Release Candidate of the software to developers. If you’ve been anticipating this release, this will be the closest look we’ve had to a final testing product so far/ Follow the instructions below to download and install the latest beta to an Apple Watch (preferably a device).

August 31, 2021: Apple seeds watchOS 8 beta 8 to developers

Apple has released the eighth beta of watchOS 8 for developers. If you’ve been anticipating this release, now’s the time to hop on board. Follow the instructions below to download and install the beta to an Apple Watch (preferably a testing device).

What’s new in the watchOS 8 beta?

August 25, 2021: Apple seeds watchOS 8 beta 7 to developers

Apple has released the seventh beta of watchOS 8 for developers. If you’ve been anticipating this release, now’s the time to hop on board. Follow the instructions below to download and install the beta to an Apple Watch (preferably a testing device).

August 17, 2021: Apple seeds watchOS 8 beta 6 to developers

Apple has released the sixth beta of watchOS 8 for developers. If you’ve been anticipating this release, now’s the time to hop on board. Follow the instructions below to download and install the beta to an Apple Watch (preferably a testing device).

August 11, 2021: Apple seeds watchOS 8 beta 5 to developers

Apple has released the fifth beta of watchOS 8 for developers. If you’ve been anticipating this release, now’s the time to hop on board. Follow the instructions below to download and install the beta to an Apple Watch (preferably a testing device).

July 27, 2021: Apple seeds watchOS 8 beta 4 to developers

Apple has released the third beta of watchOS 8 for developers. If you’ve been anticipating this release, now’s the time to hop on board. Follow the instructions below to download and install the beta to an Apple Watch (preferably a testing device).

July 14, 2021: Apple seeds watchOS 8 beta 3 to developers

Apple has released the third beta of watchOS 8 for developers. If you’ve been anticipating this release, now’s the time to hop on board. Follow the instructions below to download and install the beta to an Apple Watch (preferably a testing device).

June 24, 2021: Apple seeds watchOS 8 beta 2 to developers

Apple has released the second beta of watchOS 8 for developers. If you’ve been anticipating this release, now’s the time to hop on board. Follow the instructions below to download and install the beta to an Apple Watch (preferably a testing device).

June 7, 2021: Apple seeds watchOS 8 beta 1 to developers

Apple has released the first beta of watchOS 8 for developers. If you’ve been anticipating this release, now’s the time to hop on board. Follow the instructions below to download and install the beta to an Apple Watch (preferably a testing device).

June 7, 2021: Apple announces watchOS 8

It’s official: Apple has announced watchOS 8, coming later this year with a plethora of new features. It’ll need plenty of testing, and developers will be able to download the beta after the keynote is over.

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