Apple recalled the first beta version of watchOS 5, which became available to owners of Apple Watch with a developer account after WWDC 2018. Those who were able to install the update one of the first reported that the new version disabled their watches. After reacting to these messages, Apple stopped distributing the new operating system.


As reported by the developers at the company’s forum, the process of updating the device was in normal mode but ended with a message with a red exclamation mark and a recommendation to visit the Apple support site. The only thing that can be advised by the support site is to reload the clock, clamping the button and the Digital Crown. If this does not help, Apple advises you to send the watch to a service center.

The developers note that the problem did not affect everyone – many successfully completed the update. But even if the difficulties arose with several users, this is the reason to work out the errors of the new version. Apple was not told when the beta of the watchOS 5 would be available again.

What’s new in watchOS 5

As part of the WWDC 2018 conference, Apple announced a new operating system for its smart clock – watchOS 5. The main emphasis in the new OS was made on sports functions, but they did not forget about performance.

Apple Watch became the most popular portable device in the world

So, Apple added an automatic definition of the done exercises. Now watchOS will suspect that you have started to exercise, and will offer you to “agree”. Even if you are late with the launch of the application, the operating system will consider everything.

New exercises also appeared a lot – you can run around in a circle, you can press, swim in the pool and so on. To 12 kinds of training yoga and hiking were added. Third-party applications will work with Siri on watchOS. Siri, by the way, now reacts to the rise of the wrist with the clock. Just raise your hand and speak.

We are delighted with how Apple Watch is changing the lives of users for the better, “said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. – Apple Watch helps users stay in touch, improve the results of training, and often prevent a threat to life. With the release of watchOS 5, we are pleased to introduce new functions for fitness and communication, thanks to which you can use the clock in a completely new way.

WatchOS 5 introduces a new Walkie-Talkie feature – an entirely new way of communicating over voice communications. To use it, just touch the wrist. With the help of short voice messages, Apple Watch owners will be able to communicate with each other.

watchOS 5 will be available this fall in the format of a free update for Apple Watch Series 1 and newer; Requires iPhone 5s or newer running iOS 12.

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