How to install watchOS 10.6 beta without beta profile

Apple has drop beta profiles, so here's how to get watchOS 10.6 beta for free without needing a beta profile.

In order to install the watchOS beta, you will first need to enroll the iPhone paired to your Apple Watch in the iOS beta and update to the latest iOS 17 beta.

Please note Apple Watch cannot be restored to previously-released OS versions once the beta is installed.


Turn on beta updates

For devices running watchOS 9.5 or later:

From the iPhone paired to your Apple Watch, go to the Apple Watch app, tap the My Watch tab, then go to General > Software Update > Beta Updates, and choose the watchOS 10.6 Developer Beta.

For devices running watchOS 9.4 or earlier:

  1. On your iPhone, tap on the "Install Profile" button below to download the watchOS 9 beta profile.
  2. After launching the profile, tap Apple Watch as the installation location and reboot when prompted.

Update your Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch will automatically receive the latest beta software if you have Automatic Updates turned on in the Software Update settings. To manually check for updates, go to the Apple Watch app on your paired iPhone, tap the My Watch tab, then go to General > Software Update.

To update the software on Apple Watch, you’ll need to:

  • Make sure your Apple Watch has at least a 50 percent charge.
  • Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi.
  • Keep your iPhone next to your Apple Watch to make sure they’re in range.
  • Make sure your iPhone is running the latest beta.

In order to install the watchOS beta, you will first need to enroll the iPhone paired to your Apple Watch in the iOS beta and update to the latest iOS 17 beta.

Please note Apple Watch cannot be restored to previously-released OS versions once the beta is installed.

Turn on beta updates

From the iPhone paired to your Apple Watch, go to the Apple Watch app, tap the My Watch tab, then go to General > Software Update > Beta Updates, and choose the watchOS 10.6 Public Beta.

For devices running watchOS 9.4 or earlier:

From the iPhone paired to your Apple Watch, go to BetaProfiles.dev to download the watchOS 9 Public beta profile (at the homepage, tap on the "Public" tab, and you will see the previous beta profiles).

Your iPhone will notify you when the profile has been downloaded. Go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management, tap the profile and then tap “Install” and follow the onscreen instructions.


Update your Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch will automatically receive the latest beta software if you have Automatic Updates turned on in the Software Update settings. To manually check for updates, go to the Apple Watch app on your paired iPhone, tap the My Watch tab, then go to General > Software Update.

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Provide Feedback

Once the beta is installed, it will come with a built-in Feedback Assistant app, which can be launched from the second page of your Home screen. When you come across an issue that needs addressing, send your feedback to Apple with Feedback Assistant.


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