Apple Seeds watchOS 3.1.1 Beta 5 to Developers

Apple on Monday seeded watchOS 3.1.1 Beta 5 to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fourth watchOS 3.1.1 beta and more than a month after releasing watchOS 3.1, the first update to the watchOS 3 operating system.

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watchOS 3 completely overhauls the interface on the Apple Watch, introducing a dedicated app dock, instant launch apps, new watch faces, and new complication options. There are new Activity sharing features, a “Breathe” app guides users through deep breathing sessions to cut down on stress, and an SOS feature can automatically call emergency service.

While this update is more than likely focused on behind-the-sceses improvements, if any new forward-facing new additions are discovered, we’ll update this post accordingly.

To install watchOS 3.1.1 beta 5, developers must use the dedicated Watch app on their iPhone, then head into General –> Software Update. For the install process to begin, the Apple Watch must be connected to the charger, have 50% battery, and be within range of the iPhone.

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