Apple releases sixth Developer Beta of watchOS 10

Pururaj Dutta
Appleosophy | Apple releases sixth Developer Beta of watchOS 10
Image: Apple Newsroom

Apple has started rolling out the sixth developer beta of watchOS 10 with essential bug fixes, according to Apple’s Developer Webpage. This update comes one week after the release of the fifth beta of watchOS 10. We can expect the fourth Public Beta for tvOS 17 to be released within the next 24 Hours.

As the next Apple event is expected to take place in about a month, it seems that Apple has shifted to a weekly release schedule for the betas from a bi-weekly one to prepare and polish the software for the final launch.

At WWDC 2023 held in June, Apple announced watchOS 10 with a new Design Language, changes to Navigation, New Watch Faces, Last Cellular Connection Waypoint, calorimetry for e-biking, Fall Detection, and advanced new metrics for cycling.

watchOS 10
Image: Apple Newsroom

In addition to these features, users can also use the Digital Crown on their Apple Watch to log their momentary emotions and daily moods in the Mindfulness app. Using the Ambient Light Sensor on the Watch, it can now measure time spent in daylight as well.

The build number of this update is 21R5341c and you can expect the size of the update to be around 250 MB – 350 MB on your Apple Watch. The size of the update depends upon the Apple Watch model that you have and the software version you’re updating from.

Users who are registered as a developer on www.developer.apple.com can opt-in to receive beta updates by going into the Watch App on their iPhone and navigating to My Watch>General>Software Update>Beta Updates and selecting watchOS 10 Developer Beta. Do note that this version is not stable and is meant for testing purposes.
Users can also sign up as a Public Beta Tester for iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14 Sonoma, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17 on www.beta.apple.com to install the beta software.

watchOS 10 is compatible with the following Apple Watch models:

  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch SE (1st generation and 2nd generation)
  • Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple Watch Series 8
  • Apple Watch Ultra

Additionally, users will also need to have iPhone XS, iPhone XR or later running iOS 17 in order to update to watchOS 10.

Along with watchOS 10 Beta 6, Apple also released the sixth developer betas of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and tvOS 17. The final versions of these will be released to the public this fall, most likely in September.

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Pururaj Dutta
Author: Pururaj Dutta

Pururaj is the Editor and Manager of Redfruit Media Brands, including popular platforms like Appleosophy, TechPod Social, Apple Summit, and Silicon Report. As a tech enthusiast, he enjoys exploring & reviewing new products, and sharing his insights with the community. With a strong passion for technology, Pururaj is dedicated to providing accurate and insightful information to his readers.

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