WatchOS 7 public beta: How to sign up and install it on your Apple Watch right now
Ready for sleep tracking on your Apple Watch? Install the public beta right now.
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Signing up for and installing the public beta will take a bit of time, especially if you haven't installed it on your iPhone yet -- but for those who want to use the latest and greatest Apple has to offer before its official release in the fall, it's well worth it.
Below I outline which devices are supported and cover the installation process, but before we get to that, there's something you need to know.
Important fact: There's no going back to WatchOS 6
Unlike the iPhone and
, there's no way to uninstall WatchOS 7 and revert back to a stable operating system. Once you install the beta update, you're in it until the official launch of WatchOS 7 in a few months. That means you're also committed to keeping
installed on your iPhone, since WatchOS 7 won't work with iOS 13.
Keep in mind that beyond bringing bugs and issues with apps, the public beta also will decrease the battery life of your phone and watch. If that all sounds too risky, I suggest waiting until later in the beta process, or for the official release.
Which devices are supported?
When it officially launches later this fall, Apple will release WatchOS 7 for the following devices: