Latest iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8 betas enable software updates with minimal storage

In what could be a boon for owners of older Apple Watch models, like the Apple Watch Series 3, Apple’s latest beta versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and watchOS 8 allow devices with less than 500MB of storage to perform an update without additional steps.

Apple WatchQuietly announced in Apple’s release notes for the latest round of betas, which was issued to developers earlier today, the new functionality resolves an issue that would disallow software updates on devices with limited onboard storage.”You can now update your device using Software Update if less than 500 MB of storage is available,” Apple says.

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