watchOS 4.3 Beta is Now Available for Apple Watch Developers
Apple has released watchOS 4.3 Beta 1 for developers working on Apple Watch apps and games. Here's how you can download it.
watchOS 4.3 Beta Has Arrived for Developers. Ready for Download on Test Devices.
Apple updated its entire range of software for developers yesterday and released iOS 11.3, tvOS 11.3 and macOS 10.3.4 straight to the developer portal. Interestingly enough, Apple didn't push out an update to one of its major platforms - the Apple Watch. Today though, Apple has made right that wrong with the release of watchOS 4.3 Beta 1.
This update is aimed towards developers only which means that it is not available to download for public beta testers. Also, since this is a watchOS update, therefore once you update to the latest release, beta or final, you cannot downgrade to the older version no matter what you do. So, it's highly recommended that you install this update on a test device only, nothing else. Until or unless you are feeling way too adventurous and don't mind sparing your daily driver for pure entertainment.
Once you have made your mind up, simply log into your Apple Developer Program account from your iPhone, then download the watchOS 4.3 Beta profile onto your iPhone. The new watchOS 4.3 Beta update will be pushed to you over the air which you can download from Watch > General > Software Update. The update may take quite a while to download, so do not panic. Just make sure that your device is on its magnetic charger at all times during the download and installation process.
At this point it's unclear what this release brings to the table. If it's something really drastically new, then we will inform our readers about it. But given what previous updates have brought to the table, we wouldn't be surprised if this is a bug fix release only with strict focus on refining the overall user experience.
We'll know for sure once we take this for a spin on our own.