Apple releases fourth developer betas for tvOS 14 and watchOS 7

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Continuing its releases for the current round of milestone betas, Apple has provided developers fourth builds of tvOS 14 and watchOS 7 for testing.

Following the earlier release of the fourth iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 betas earlier on Tuesday, Apple has moved to offer fourth versions of two other betas, namely tvOS 14 and watchOS 7.

The last unreleased beta is for macOS Big Sur, which is anticipated for release in the near future.

The newest builds can be downloaded via the Apple Developer Center for those enrolled into the test program, or via an over-the-air update on devices running the beta software. Public betas typically arrive within a few days of the developer versions, via the Apple Beta Software Program website with the most recent released on July 23.

Changes to watchOS 7 include Sleep Tracking, new faces, the ability to share watch faces, and new workout options.

For this year, tvOS 14 gains the Home app, which also includes changes for HomeKit Secure Video and Apple Arcade.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly suggest users don't install betas on to "mission-critical" or primary devices, due to the potential for data loss or other issues. It is instead recommended to install betas onto secondary or non-essential devices, and to ensure there are sufficient backups of important data beforehand.

Find any changes in the new betas? Reach out to us on Twitter at @AppleInsider or @Andrew_OSU, or send Andrew an email at [email protected].

 
 

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