How to Install watchOS 3 GM Build on Apple Watch

Uzair Ghani
Posted Sep 7, 2016
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Here’s a complete step by step guide on how to install watchOS 3 GM build on Apple Watch wearable.

Just a short while back Apple released watchOS 3 GM build to registered developers. While it’s likely that this very same build will be released to the public in a few days, but here’s how you can download it right away on your Apple Watch if you happen to have an Apple Developer Program registration at hand.

Install watchOS 3 GM on Apple Watch

1. Assuming you have iOS 10 GM already installed on your iPhone, open the Apple Developer Program website on your smartphone and sign in with your credentials.

2. At the top bar in the developer portal, tap on ‘Discover’ then select ‘watchOS.’

3. Tap on the blue ‘Download’ button at the top.

4. Under watchOS 3 GM Seed you’ll see a ‘Download’ button. Simply install the profile on your connected Apple Watch and the update will be pushed to your device immediately.

5. On your iPhone, navigate to Watch > General > Software Update. Tap on the ‘Download and Install’ button to initiate the watchOS 3 GM download.

6. Once the download is complete, you’ll be required to place your Apple Watch on its magnetic charger in order to kick off the installation process.

The installation will actually take quite a bit of time therefore do not panic thinking things are down to a halt. And once everything is done, simply remove the magnetic charger and start using your Apple Watch as you normally would.

If you’re not satisfied with the performance of your Apple Watch then we highly recommend backing everything up and reseting all the settings on your wearable. This will ensure you get the maximum performance benefit from your Apple Watch once you’re done setting it up from scratch.

Wrap Up

watchOS 3 packs a lot of decent features under the hood that make the Apple Watch an even better wearable compared to everything that’s available out there. But in terms of UI, Apple has opted to not change things around much, which somewhat makes us yawn the moment we look at it. Maybe the Cupertino giant is waiting for next year to surprise its user base with a drastic makeover. It’s absolutely certain 2016 is not the year where we’d see a drastic shift in the wearable department at least.

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