watchOS 6 beta 2 is now available for download and you can install the latest update without a developer account too. Here's how you do it.
iOS 13, macOS Catalina and tvOS 13 will be available as public beta downloads next month. watchOS 6, on the other hand, won't be. The reason for this highly likely the instability issues the software goes through while it's in beta. If something goes wrong, there's no way you can fix it all at home. You have to take your Apple Watch to Apple itself for it.
But, if you are one of the many risk takers out there who believe that you must try out new beta software no matter what then you will be pleased to learn that you can download and install watchOS 6 beta on your Apple Watch right now.
First and foremost, the update requires you to have iOS 13 installed onto your iPhone. If you don't, then there's no going forward from here. But if you do, then it's a simply case of downloading a configuration profile [direct download link] onto your iPhone, installing it on your Apple Watch, and the watchOS 6 beta 2 will become available to you soon after. Though iOS 13 is not available for download, you may want to bookmark these links for later:
- Download iOS 13 Beta Without Developer Account on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for Free [Update]
- Download iOS 13 Beta Over the Air Without Losing Files or Settings [Update]
If you already have watchOS 6 beta 1 installed on your Apple Watch, then you can download the latest update by going to Watch > General > Software Update on your iPhone. The entire process will take a while and there is a chance that you might run into problems, so don't act surprised if you do. Just hope that everything pans out smoothly from start to finish.
Honestly, I will not recommend installing watchOS 6 without a developer account in any case regardless of how exciting it might be for you. Unlike iOS, you don't have the option to restore to older, public firmware in case something goes wrong. Therefore the chances of you left with a bricked Apple Watch are pretty darn high.
Instead, I will recommend waiting for the GM release of the watchOS 6 software, which will be released a week before the final build arrives. It is essentially the final build of the firmware that is meant for developers before being seeded to consumers.