Apple seeds beta 3 of watchOS 3 to developers

By , Jul 18, 2016

Alongside several other software releases, Apple on Monday issued beta 3 of watchOS 3 for the Apple Watch. Registered developers can download and install the over-the-air update via the Watch app in iOS 10.

Today’s beta 3 has build number “14S5290d” and comes nearly two weeks after beta 2 was released, and about a month after the original beta landed. Introduced at WWDC, watchOS 3 brings about a number of new features and improvements.

Among the new features is the Dock, which gives you quick access to your most-used apps, and a new SOS option, which allows you to quickly contact emergency services. Speed has also been greatly improved.

We are currently installing beta 3, and will be sure to report back with any notable changes. If you spot something we’ve missed, leave a comment below or emailus at

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  • Martin 

    New: when you click on Mickey or mini there is a voice reading current time.

    • TornBodies


    • Johnny Iturralde

      That came out in beta 2

    • That’s from beta 2

  • Jordan Agaran Riley

    The update isn’t showing up for me :/

  • Seems speedy

  • VWH

    Anyone have an issue where you cant make changes on your watchface from the watch app? Also if I set a new face as my main face it changes in the app but not on the watch.

  • Dave

    anybody have a config profile link for beta3 available?