watchOS 9 Public Beta Download, New Features, Bugs & More

watchOS 9 Public Beta

watchOS 9 Public Beta

Apple has rolled out watchOS 9 Public Beta build number 20R5316f. This test version is available to all compatible Apple Watch models, as soon as the watchOS 9 Beta Profile is installed.

Important: Before you proceed, please be aware that test versions are buggy and lack in performance! More, unlike iPhones, downgrading from watchOS 9 to watchOS 8 isn’t possible The only way to do it is at an Apple Store!

watchOS 9 Public Beta Download

First you have to download the watchOS 9 Beta Profile and enroll Apple Watch to the Apple Beta Software program:
watchos 9 beta profile download

  • 1. On the paired iPhone, Sign In to your account on the Appl Beta Software Program website.

    Tip: iPhone has to be run the iOS 16 Public Beta!

  • 2. Tap Download profile, available in the watchOS 9 section.
  • 3. Allow Apple Watch to download the watchOS 9 Beta Profile.
  • 4. Install the profile and allow your AW to Restart.
  • watchOS 9 Beta Profile install

watchOS 9 Public Beta Install Guide

watchOS 9 public beta download

  • 5. In the Watch app on iPhone, go for Settings -> General -> Software Update.
  • 6. Tap Download and Install. Be patient until watchOS 9 Public Beta update is requested, downloaded and prepared for update.
  • 7. Tap Install Now, Agree with Apple’s terms and be patient until the update is verified and deployed on Apple Watch.

Tip: Device has to be on its charger with battery level over 50%.

watchOS 9 Public Beta Features

watchos 9 features
Apple has unveiled the changes upcoming in watchOS 9 during WWDC 2022. The most important ones are listed below:

  • New Watch Faces – four new themes to take bette advantage of the extra screen real estate.
  • Sleep Stages – for a detailed view of your sleep.
  • Heart Rate Zones – for more efficient workouts.
  • Medication App – to help you track your pill intake.
  • Running form Metrics – for more efficient running routines.

watchOS 9 Public Beta Bugs

Issues discovered in this version are available below. If you spot one that’s not available in this list, don’t hesitate to share it in the comments!

  • To be updated!

Have you updated this first watchOS 9 public test version? Which are your favorite features? Did you encounter any bugs? Use the comments section to share your feedback!

Related: Apple has also released iPadOS 16 & iOS 16 Public Beta (20A5312j), macOS Ventura 13 Public Beta (22A5295i) and tvOS 16 Public Beta (20J5328g) and HomePod 16 Public Beta!