Apple's WatchOS 7 beta is now available for download

Ruben Fields
August 13, 2020

Unlike other third-party apps, Apple's sleep tracking technology focuses less on sleep content and more on bedtime routines and schedules.

The big unveil of Apple's latest lineup of operating systems at WWDC last month included a surprising bonus: For the first time ever, Apple would be releasing a public beta of watchOS 7, giving early adopters a chance to try it out before the public release in September. I'm not sure why, but it likely has to do with the risks you have to take in order to install a beta. Once you've enrolled and downloaded the public beta profile, your device will need to be rebooted. If you are impatient, you can always head over to the Apple Watch app on your paired iPhone, tap the My Watch tab, then go to General Software Update.

"Please note Apple Watch can not be restored to previously-released OS versions once the public beta is installed", the company adds in a FAQ.

The watchOS 7 update incorporates new watchfaces, in addition to simpler methods of sharing them among companions and downloading custom formats from the web. This also means that watchOS 7 can help you sleep better with a sleep schedule, which is something that many of us wanted for years.

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They are going to walk you through getting the new programming on your Apple Watch. Your Apple smartwatch will automatically detect when you wash your hands and also provides a 20-second timer. Apple's watchOS 7 for Apple Watch brings the eagerly awaited rest following component, alongside an overhauled Fitness application that underpins more sorts of development, including moving.

Alternatively, you should be able to continue editing and creating watch faces from within the Watch app on your iPhone ($699 at Apple).

The point of a beta is to test the software and report any bugs and glitches that you encounter to Apple, so that the problems can be fixed in time for the official release.

First, sign up for Apple Beta Software Programme with your Apple ID. Thankfully, Apple has made it super easy to submit any beta feedback you may have to improve watchOS in the future. This is because you can't downgrade watchOS to a previous version.

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