Apple issues fifth betas of tvOS 10 and watchOS 3

By , Aug 9, 2016

watchos 3 5

Following iOS 10 and macOS Sierra releases, Apple on Tuesday issued beta 5 of both tvOS 10 and watchOS 3. Registered developers with updated profiles can install the over-the-air updates via the Watch app in iOS 10, or the Update mechanism in tvOS 10.

The updates come just a week after Apple sent out fourth betas to developers, suggesting we are now in the finishing touches stage ahead of their expected fall releases. Both tvOS 10 and watchOS 3 have been in beta since they were introduced in June.

tvOS 10 brings just a handful of improvements over its predecessor, including a new Dark Mode, enhanced Siri features, Single Sign-On for subscription apps, and more. WatchOS 3 adds new Activity sharing features, faster UI, and a new breathing companion.

We are currently installing these new betas, and will be sure to report back with any new features or changes we feel are worth mentioning. If you spot something noteworthy we’ve missed, leave a comment below or email us at

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  • Tommy Gumbs

    How can I get the watchOS beta on a iOS public beta release?

    • Justin de Vreugd

      you can’t because there is no watch os public beta only a watch os developer beta

    • [RECON1]

      If you’re on iOS beta, you can just install the watchOS beta OTA through the Watch app.

    • Scott Curry

      Along with Justin, it is my understanding there is no WatchOS public beta…

      • Tommy Gumbs


        Can I just install the beta profile(not the public beta profile) and go from there?

      • TornBodies

        yes u can search youtube theres links for the watch developer profile alot have been taken down off dropbox theres a reason they don’t do watch public betas u cant restore the watch without sending it back to apple

      • Tommy Gumbs

        Good stuff man. After your comment I think it’s best to be patient!! Thanks.

  • Andrieux Querido

    Is there a way to install TVOS beta without being an developer, like ios?

  • Martin 

    Animations are waaay faster in wOS beta 5. I really like it

  • Paul Mason-Firth

    Would be cool to get a tutorial on how to update the iWatch software. I have the beta on my iPhone but not my iWatch.

  • Improved widget translucency; better date font…. still exploring

  • Martin 

    There is notification problem, Not all notifications from whatsapp and viber are coming. The same issue was in Watch os 2 beta 4 I think

    • Arik Shainer

      So is Messanger

      • Martin 

        yes, You are right. restarting both devices helps for a second but after 1 notification doesn’t work again 🙁

      • Martin 

        I’m doing watch hard reset now. Will let You know if it worked

      • Martin 

        Hard reset does not help 🙁

  • Andrieux Querido

    3rd party? and can u downgrade?