Apple is set to launch the watchOS 9.5 update soon, having just seeded the release candidate (RC) version to developers for testing. This final version of watchOS 9.5 comes two weeks after the fourth beta release, indicating that the public release is imminent.
- Installing watchOS 9.5 Update for Developers
Developers keen to install the watchOS 9.5 update can download the configuration profile from the Apple Developer Center. Once installed, the update can be accessed through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone via General > Software Update. To ensure a smooth update, the Apple Watch must have at least 50% battery life, be placed on its charger, and be in range of the paired iPhone.
- Simplified Beta Installation Method
watchOS 9.5 introduces a simplified beta installation method, first seen in iOS 16.4. With this update, developers and public beta testers enrolled in Apple’s programs can easily enable beta updates from the Software Update section of the Watch app on the iPhone. Users must have an Apple ID associated with either a public beta account or a developer account to activate beta updates.
- Bug Fixes and New Pride Celebration Watch Face
In addition to bug fixes, the watchOS 9.5 update also includes the recently announced Pride Celebration watch face. This new feature adds a vibrant touch to your Apple Watch, while celebrating the spirit of pride.
In a nutshell
The watchOS 9.5 RC update promises exciting enhancements and features for Apple Watch users. With a simplified beta installation method and the addition of the Pride Celebration watch face, this update is eagerly awaited by the Apple Watch community. Stay tuned for the official release of watchOS 9.5!