watchOS 3.1 Beta 3 Has Been Released – Developers Only


watchOS 3.1 Beta 3 update for Apple Watch users has been released for registered developers. Here's how you can update right away.

watchOS 3.1 Beta 3 for Registered Developers is Now Available

The third beta of watchOS 3.1 is now available as an over the air download for those who have a previous beta already installed on their Apple Watch. If you are a developer, then you can kick off the update process immediately on your Apple Watch. Simply follow the steps that we have outlined below:

  • Place your Apple Watch on its magnetic charger otherwise nothing will move forward.
  • Connect your iPhone to a WiFi network and launch the Watch app.
  • Now navigate to General > Software Update.
  • Once the third beta of watchOS 3.1 is available for download, tap on the 'Download and Install' button.
  • The update will download onto your iPhone and will then install on your Apple Watch once it has been verified.

During the installation process you won't be able to use your Apple Watch. And please do not remove the wearable from its magnetic charger as well. You do not want your Apple Watch to die during the installation process. Everything should go smoothly otherwise you'll be taking a walk towards Apple's door.

Downgrading watchOS 3.1 Beta

At this point in time there's no way of downgrading watchOS firmware at home. Once you update to the next version, be it public or beta, you cannot roll back to an older release. But, you have the option of taking your Apple Watch to Apple itself for downgrading. But that's not a feasible option at all since it takes a few days to complete.

If you are going to try out beta software on an Apple Watch then make sure you do so on a spare device. There's no telling at all when pre-release software will become a massive headache for you. So, please, exercise some sort of caution.

Wrap Up

If you're a developer, or a user who happens to have an Apple Developer Program membership, we urge you to update to the latest watchOS 3.1 Beta 3 release immediately. It comes packed with bug fixes and performance enhancements, something beta testers direly need regardless of time.

We will keep our readers posted regarding anything new Apple might have slipped into today's release. Till then, make use of the time to update your wearable to the latest build from Cupertino.

Time to dig in and see what's up!