How to download watchOS 8.3 beta 4 on Apple Watch

Apple announced watchOS 8.3 beta 4 to developers at WWDC 2021. It boasts new features such as breathing rate monitoring with sleep tracking and the Mindfulness app, which combines a Breathe action with reminders to take a few minutes to Reflect. during the day.

In addition, there are more granular controls in the messages, such as rotating the digital crown to move the cursor, and other cool additions such as new workouts and a new portrait dial.

To get started with these exciting features right away, learn how to download and install watchOS 8.3 beta 4 on your Apple Watch.

What you need:

  • Apple developer account.
  • Apple Watch Series 3 or later with at least 50% power connected to a charger.
  • Paired iPhone 6s or later, running iOS 15.2 Developer beta 4 and connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network.

How to download watchOS 8.3 beta 4 on Apple Watch

To get the latest watchOS 8, you first need to get the watchOS developer beta profile on your paired iPhone as follows:

  1. Open Safari on your paired iPhone and sign in to  developer.apple.com.
  2. Click Discover and then click WatchOS.
  3. Tap Download.
    Alternatively, you can log into developer.apple.com on a Mac or PC, download the file, and mail it to your iPhone account.
  4. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
  5. Next to watchOS 8.3 Beta 4, click Install Profile.
  6.  When asked for permission to install a profile, click Allow.
  7. Click Install to start the download process.
  8. If prompted, enter the passcode.
  9. Click “Install” to confirm.
  10. Click Restart to restart your Apple Watch and complete the process.

How to install watchOS 8.3 beta 4 on Apple Watch

The beta certificate you downloaded above tells the Watch app on your iPhone that watchOS 8.3 is available. When the Watch app detects an update, you can install it as usual by following the instructions below. If you don’t see a beta version, restart your Apple Watch again.

  1. Make sure your iPhone is connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network and open the Watch app.
  2. On the My Watch tab, click General.
  3. Tap Software Update.
  4. Tap Download and Install.
  5. Enter your phone access code.
  6. Click Agree to Terms of Service.
  7. Connect your Apple Watch to a magnetic charger and make sure it’s already at least 50% charged.
  8. Click Install on your iPhone and / or Apple Watch.

After the process completes, your Apple Watch will reboot to apply the update. You can see the progress on the Apple Watch screen.

Failed to update watchOS 8.3? Try the above process again. If it fails repeatedly, unpair and repair your Apple Watch, then try again.

Can I upgrade from watchOS 8.3 beta 4 to watchOS 7?

If you would like to know how to delete a watchOS 8.3 beta 4 profile, please be aware that you cannot do it yourself. You will have to contact Apple and let them help you with this. Therefore, you should only download watchOS 8.3 beta 4 if you absolutely need it. If you have any other questions, share them in the comments below.