Apple Releases Updated watchOS 5 Beta – Fixes Watch Bricking Issue

Apple Releases Updated watchOS 5 Beta – Fixes Watch Bricking Issue

Apple on Monday seeded a new beta of their upcoming watchOS 5 update. The company had pulled the initial beta from availability shortly after last week’s initial release following reports of the beta bricking Series 2 Apple Watches.

Apple Releases Updated watchOS 5 Beta - Fixes Watch Bricking Issue

Developers will need to have the proper configuration profile, which can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is installed, the beta can be downloaded using the dedicated “Watch” app on the iPhone by going to “General” -> “Software Update.”

The Apple Watch must have at least 50% battery remaining, and be placed on the charger and be in range of the iPhone. We would recommend strongly that this beta only be installed on devices other than your day-to-day device, as it is an early beta version.

The watchOS 5 update is compatible with Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3 Apple Watch models. It cannot be installed on first-generation “Series 0” Apple Watch models.

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