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Posted in News by Mike on September 29, 2023

watchOS 10.1 beta update

watchOS 10.1 beta build number 21S5042f is available for Developers and Public Beta testers! It brings new features, bug fixes and improvements and will be the first significant update of the cycle! Check the reports and share your own feedback!

watchOS 10.1 Beta Issues

Problems and bugs reported by early adopters are tracked here:

  • 1. Double pinch not available for Apple Watch Ultra 2 in this build either. Confirmed by larrychen.
  • 2. To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)

watchOS 10.1 Beta Features

Enhancements spotted in this update are collected here:

  • 1. Namedrop on Apple Watch is now available thanks to iOS 17.1 and watchOS 10.1.
  • 2. To be updated! (Contribute in the comments!)
  • Tip: If you haven’t updated to watchOS 10 yet you should check all new features!

watchOS 10.1 Beta Bug Fixes

Issues addressed in this version are tracked here:

  • 1. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

watchOS 10.1 Beta Download

watchos 10.1 beta download
This update is available, over-the-air, in the Watch app on the paired iPhone, on any compatible Apple Watch as long as the smartphone is updated to iOS 17!

Important: Apple recommends installing beta software versions on a secondary device. Downgrading watchOS versions is not possible unless you send your device in!

How To:

  • 1. In the My Watch tab, go for General -> Software Update -> Beta updates.
  • 2. Select the watchOS 10 Developer Beta or watchOS 10 Public Beta option!
  • 3. Click Download and Install as soon as watchOS 10.1 Beta shows up on the screen!
  • 4. Agree with terms, enter the passcode and be patient until the new software is requested, downloaded, prepared, verified and installed on your device!
  • Have you installed watchOS 10.1 beta 1 on Apple Watch? Do you spot any changes or issues not mentioned in this article? Have questions? Use the comments please!

    Related: Apple has also seeded iOS 17.1 beta, iPadOS 17.1 beta, macOS Sonoma 14.1 beta, tvOS 17.1 Beta and HomePod 17.1 beta.


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