Download/Install watchOS 11 Dev Beta on Apple Watch

Apple has a new update for the Apple Watch, watchOS 11. This new major system update has lots of cool new features. The update is bagged with 2R5284o build number.

A few highlights include a dedicated app just for monitoring vital signs, improved workout analytics showing your training progress over time, and a better interface for quickly checking multiple complications at a glance. Taking photos on your watch will be more fun too with a redesigned gallery face. Under the hood you can also expect general optimizations.

If you’re a developer, you can already get watchOS 11 to try it out. If you want to try the new features, this is how you can download and install it on your Apple Watch.

First, here’s what you need to know:

  • Apple Watch Series 6 and newer can get watchOS 11.
  • Right now, only developers can get it, but next month everyone can try the public beta.
  • The first beta version has the number 22R5284o.

How to Get the watchOS 11 Developer Beta

watchOS 11 showcased by apple
watchOS 11 showcased by apple
  1. Make sure your iPhone or iPad is using the latest iOS 18 developer beta.
  2. Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
  3. Go to the General section and tap Software Update.
  4. Turn on Beta Updates and choose watchOS 11 Developer Beta.
  5. Go back and download the watchOS 11 beta.

Before you start:

Just be sure your watch has at least 50% charge beforehand and is linked to WiFi for the download. Afterwards, your device will restart and you can start exploring all watchOS 11 has to offer.

As with any beta, expect potential bugs but you’ll get to help shape the software before its big launch. Sounds like a great experience for Apple fans wanting to be the first to get hands on the new watch features.


Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
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Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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