watchOS 9 beta 6 is now available to developers and public testers

Update: A day after the release of watchOS 9 beta 6, Apple sees the fourth public beta of this upcoming operating system.

watchOS 9 beta 6 is here. As Apple polishes the Apple Watch’s upcoming operating system after more than two months of beta testing, it looks like the company is getting ready for the launch of watchOS 9 in September. Here’s everything new with it.

Today’s build is 20R5353a. watchOS 9 is the biggest update to the Apple Watch software in years, and beta testers can take advantage of the features before everyone else.

Now that watchOS 9 no longer supports the Apple Watch Series 3, the operating system will revamp old watch faces while adding four new ones. With these new faces, Apple makes them look better on bigger screens. Additionally, the company is adding QWERTY keyboard support for multiple languages ​​to the Apple Watch Series 7 and new QuickType technology with watchOS 9.

watchOS 9 beta also brings a significant update to the Workout app with a bunch of new features for people who love to work out. For runners, there’s a new training view where they just have to turn the digital crown to see tons of metrics available during the run:

  • Activity calls
  • Pulse zones
  • Power
  • Height

Apple is also improving the Sleep app with watchOS 9, which beta testers can now take advantage of. It now provides more sleep data, and there’s a new medication app to help you track all the pills and vitamins you take each day.

Alongside watchOS 9 beta 6, Apple sees iOS 16 beta 6, iPadOS 16 beta 6 and tvOS 16 beta 6

In a report by Bloomberg, the publication says that Apple is likely to delay the launch of iPadOS 16 by a month, which could mean that this software will be available closer to the launch of macOS Ventura, which is also expected in October. watchOS 9 and iOS 16, on the other hand, are expected to launch next month.

If you spot any changes in watchOS 9 beta 6 or the other betas from Apple today, let us know in the comments below or at Twitter @9to5Mac. Stay tuned for our full hands-on coverage with the releases right here at 9to5Mac if we find something new.

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