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Apple releases third developer beta of watchOS 7.4

watchOS 7.4 beta 3 now available

Apple has released the third developer beta for watchOS 7.4, just a couple of days after the iOS and macOS betas were released.

The latest build, released Thursday, can be downloaded by developers in the beta-testing scheme via the Apple Developer Center, or as an over-the-air update for hardware already using earlier beta builds. A public beta version of the releases is expected to start arriving soon, and will be available through the Apple Beta Software Program website.

WatchOS betas usually feature bug fixes or other improvements without any user-facing changes. The current cycle of updates feature over 200 new emoji and tweaks to the Apple Music app.

These betas arrive shortly after the third developer betas for iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 became available on Tuesday. Apple also released the third developer beta of macOS 11.3 earlier Tuesday as well.

AppleInsider, and Apple itself, strongly suggest users avoid installing 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.

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