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Apple Releases watchOS 3 Beta 4 to Developers

Apple Releases watchOS 3 Beta 4 to Developers

August 1, 2016

Apple has begun rolling out watchOS 3 beta 4 to developers today. If you’re interested in grabbing the new release, you can head over to the Watch app on your iPhone and go to the Software update tab to get started.

In the previous update, watchOS 3 beta 3 brought new fixes in areas such as Activity Sharing and the Clock face layouts. Other fixes include bug fixes and various performance issues.

WatchOS 3 is expected to be released this fall alongside the next-generation Apple Watch 2. Whether it will be in September is not fully known, but rumors suggest that we could see the next-generation Apple Watch alongside the iPhone 7.

Here are Apple’s release notes:

Emergency SOS

If the system volume is turned all the way down when you trigger Emergency SOS, alert tones are heard.


• Complication bundles now appear in the Face Gallery in iOS Simulator.

• Time travel is now useable in watchOS Simulator

When you press and hold the side button, you can automatically call emergency services. To cancel or disconnect the call, press firmly on the display and tap Cancel. After a call with emergency services is complete, Apple Watch can notify your emergency contacts via Messages that you have contacted emergency services, and will share your location. If you don’t want your emergency contacts notified, you can tap Cancel. To configure Emergency SOS, go to the Watch app on your iPhone, then General > Emergency SOS. Here you can disable Auto Call, add SOS Contacts, and learn more about SOS.