watchOS 10 Beta 3 Bugs, Fixes, Changes, Features & More

watchos 10 beta 3

watchOS 10 Beta 3

watchOS 10 beta 3 build number 21R5305e is available for download on Apple Watch 4 and later! It brings even more new features and changes, as well as bug fixes, ongoing issues and new problems!

watchOS 10 Beta 3 Features

Enhancements coming in this version are tracked here:

  • 1. Optimized Charge Limit is now available on Apple Watch SE, Series 6, Series 7, and Series 8. (Developer notes).
  • 2. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)
  • Tip: For more watchOS 10 features check our Beta 2 review and our watchOS 10 extended preview.

watchOS 10 Beta 3 Issues

These are the problems reported by users for this build:

  • 1. Voicemails not syncing to Watch as reported by Apple in the Developer notes.
  • 2. Workout Speed or Distance not available after this update? (Developer notes)
    Fix: Restart Apple Watch.
  • 3. Alarm clock icon showing up randomly at the top of the Watch Face. Reported by Yugtabub.
    Fix: It will go away by itself.
  • 4. Apps missing from Apple Watch if you reset it to factory settings. Don’t reset! You risk not being able to download popular stock apps such as Calculator, Contacts, Wallet, etc. Reported by DanRyb.
  • 5. Workout app crashing in a loop for this Reddit user. Are you experiencing the same?
  • 6. To be updated. (Contribute in the comments!)

watchOS 10 Beta 3 Notes

Apple has published detailed Developer notes for this version. Check them by tapping the screenshot available below:
watchos 10 beta 3 release notes

watchOS 10 Beta 3 Bugs Fixed

Issues addressed in this update are tracked here. Help us determine which of the following bugs reported in Beta 2 have been patched or not:

  • 1. Apple Watch charging slow after watchOS 10 beta update. [Status: Fixed / Not Fixed]
    Fix: Reboot device.
  • 2. Notifications not working properly. This bug seems to be iOS 17 related as watchOS 9.x AW owners that have switched to iOS 17 are reporting it too. [Status: Fixed / Not Fixed]
  • 3. Scroll indicator bug causes a random dot to show up next to the current time on the Watch Face. Reported by a Reddit user.[Status: Fixed / Not Fixed]
    Fix: It should fix itself after some time.
  • 4. Third-Party Calendar apps not showing events although they’re granted full access. Reported by lo_es. [Status: Fixed / Not Fixed]
    Workaround: Use the stock Calendar app.

watchOS 10 Beta 3 Download

watchos 10 beta 3 download
This update is available, over-the-air, in the Watch app on the paired iPhone, on any compatible Apple Watch as long as the smartphone is updated to iOS 17!

Important: Apple recommends installing beta software versions on a secondary device. Downgrading to watchOS 9.x isn’t possible! You will have to stick with the beta until the public release!

How To:

  • 1. In the My Watch tab, go for General -> Software Update -> Beta updates.
  • 2. Select the watchOS 10 Developer Beta option!
  • 3. Click Download and Install as soon as watchOS 10 Beta 3 shows up on the screen!
  • 4. Agree with terms, enter the passcode and be patient until the new software is requested, downloaded, prepared, verified and installed on your device!
  • watchOS 10 Beta 3 Download Not Showing?

    You can fix this by turning off Beta updates and then turn them back On by selecting watchOS 10 Developer beta!

    More: Getting download paused on the Software Update screen? “You can resume the download when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network.”

    Fix: Reboot both Apple Watch and paired iPhone. If it still won’t work, try to perform the update directly from your wrist! Does it help?

Have you installed watchOS 10 Beta 3 on Apple Watch? Noticed any other changes, fixes or issues not mentioned here! Share your feedback in the comments please!

Related: Apple has also seeded iOS 17 beta 3 and iPadOS 17 beta 3 (21A5277h), macOS Sonoma 14 beta 3 (23A5286g), tvOS 17 beta 3 (21J5303f) and HomePod 17 beta 3!