Apple Has Released OS X El Capitan, watchOS 2 Beta 3 Updates

Apple has today released iOS 9 beta 3 download links for iPhone 6 Plus, 6, 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, iPad 2 and over and iPod touch 5 on Member Center of Apple Developer Program. And also seeded beta 3 of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to registered developers. The release of El Capitan beta 3 comes just over two weeks after beta 2 was pushed out for testing purposes and continues the development roadmap of the operating system that was initially intros during this year’s WWDC keynote in the begenning of June. In addition to seeding the third OS X 10.11, iOS 9 beta, Apple has also flipped the switch on the beta 3 of its watchOS 2 operating system designed specifically to power the Apple Watch.

The OS X El Capitan largely builds on the features introduced with OS X Yosemite, focusing on improving performance and user experience, can be classed as an evolutionary version of Apple’s Mac operating system in the fact that it was developed to build on and stabilize the work that has already been implemented with OS X 10.10, or Yosemite as it’s more commonly known.

The update is available through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center. If you already have OS X 10.11 El Capitan installed on one of your Macs, you can get the beta 3 update by launching the Mac App Store, clicking on the ‘Updates’ tab and then updating from there.

If you’re installing El Capitan beta from scratch, then you can head over to the Apple Developer Program website to grab the latest pre-release software.

Now that the latest beta of watchOS 2 has followed the same release schedule as El Capitan and iOS 9. Like the initial betas, watchOS 2 beta 3 requires an iPhone running iOS 9, which is also in developer preview stages. Already running watchOS 2 beta on your Apple Watch, then simply launch the Watch app on your iPhone, then navigate to General > Software Update to grab beta 3.

For starters, first of all you need to install iOS 9 beta on your iPhone, rest in case of downloading a preovisioning profile from the Apple Developer Program site in order to push the watchOS 2 update onto your Apple Watch. Developers can now also build apps that take advantage of a lot more of the device’s built-in sensors.


As OS X 10.11 and watchOS 2 are in beta stages, therefore it’s recommended that you install them on test hardware rather than your daily drivers.