watchOS 9 Public Beta 4 Issues, Bugs Fixes & More [Live Support]

watchos 9 public beta 4

watchOS 9 Public Beta 4

Apple has rolled out watchOS 9 Public Beta 4 build number 20R5353a. This version comes with bug fixes and performance improvements. It continues to fine tune the 9th watchOS generation for its public release, expected this fall!

watchOS 9 Public Beta 4 Issues

Before you go for the update, make sure that you check what new bugs to expect in this release:
watchOS 9 public beta 4 bugs

  • 1. American Express cards removed after update. Similar to iOS 16 Public Beta 4 Apple Pay issue on iPhone.
    Fix: You have to re-add them to Wallet as confirmed by Apple in the Developer release notes.
  • 2. Voice Shortcuts not working as expected, Siri returns an unexpected result. | Confirmed in release notes.
    Fix: N/A
  • 3. watchOS 9 stuck on ‘Preparing’ Beta 4 update. | Reported by ZzapDK on Macrumors forums.
    Fix: N/A
  • To be updated!

watchOS 9 Public Beta 4 Bugs Fixed

Here you can find out if problems from previous betas have been taken care of:

  • 1. Weather complications not showing info. (Status: Fixed)
  • 2. Now Playing icon not showing at the top of a Watch Face. (Status: NOT Fixed)
  • To be updated!

watchOS 9 Public Beta 4 Features

  • Apple Watch Series 4 and 5 will recalibrate after installing watchOS 9 and will show a more accurate estimation of the Maximum Capacity in Battery Health.
  • To be updated!

watchOS 9 Public Beta 4 Download

This update is available in the Watch app on the paired iPhone:
watchos 9 public beta 4 download

  • In the My Watch tab browse for General -> Software Update.
  • Tap Download and Install on watchOS 9 Public Beta, provide Passcode and follow the on-screen prompts.
  • Tip: To be able to find the update Apple Watch requires the watchOS 9 Beta profile to be installed on it as shown here.

Have you updated to watchOS 9 Public Beta 4? Did you spot new bugs? What about the known issues? Share you feedback in the comments.

Related: Apple has also released iOS 16 Public Beta 4 (20A5349b) and tvOS 16 Public Beta 4 (20J5366a).