Today Apple released the iOS 15/iPadOS 15 developer preview Beta 6, and Apple also released watchOS 8 Beta 6 for developers. The specific version number is 19R5330d. The update was made one week after Apple released watchOS 8 Beta 5.
To install watchOS 8, developers will need to download configuration files from the Apple Developer Center. After installation, you can download watchOS 8 through the dedicated Apple Watch application on the iPhone, go to General > Software Update.
To update to the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have 50% battery life, must be connected to the charger, and must be within range of the iPhone. It is not recommended to install watchOS 8 Beta on the main Apple Watch, because the software may be unstable at this early stage.
Apple watchOS 8 has several new features, which are an extension of the new features introduced in iOS 15. Apple Wallet has been improved to allow it to hold keys to unlock hotels, cars and homes. In addition, Apple will let American users add ID cards to their wallets later this year.
Apple has made a comprehensive revision to the home app. For exercise apps, there are new types of Tai Chi and Pilates exercises. Due to the new reflex link, the breathing app has been renamed Mind, inviting users to enter a positive mind. state. While sleeping, Apple Watch can now measure the breathing rate.
In messaging applications, Scribble, dictation and emoji can be combined in the same message to make communication easier. The dictated text can be edited, and the GIF animation can also be sent directly from the watch.
There is also a new portrait watch face, and the photo app has been updated to support memory and featured photos. The new Find My app can locate items on the wrist, as well as new music, weather, timer and other updates, as well as a new contacts app.