When & How to Watch the WWDC 2022 Keynote

Apple's 33rd annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on June 6 with the WWDC keynote, where the company will preview the next versions of macOS, iOS, and iPadOS. Apple fans can watch the event livestream on Apple’s website, on YouTube, and via the Apple Developer app. Along with its September iPhone announcement, the WWDC Apple keynote is one of the biggest Apple events of the year. Here are all the details of when and how you can watch the WWDC 2022 Keynote.

Related: WWDC 2022: What New iOS 16, macOS 13, & watchOS 9 Features Will Apple Announce?

When Is WWDC 2022?

WWDC will be held from June 6–10. The WWDC Keynote takes place on June 6 at 10 a.m. PDT. On the day of the event, we will be posting articles that cover the details of this year's WWDC keynote. We will also do a special recording of the iPhone Life Podcast right after.

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The last two WWDC events were done exclusively online due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. This year, Apple will allow a small number of developers and students to watch the keynote and State of the Union along with the online community at Apple Park on June 6.

WWDC 2022 Keynote: How to Watch It

Apple has changed how you can watch the virtual keynote through the Apple Developer app that's now available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. You can also catch the keynote on Apple's official YouTube channel, via the Apple TV app, and on Apple's Event page.

On Mac:

  • The Apple TV app is a stock app on Mac. The day of the keynote event, open the app to watch the livestream.

  • On a Mac running macOS version 10.15 or later, open the App Store and download the Apple Developer app. The day of the keynote event, open the app to watch the livestream.

  • Open Safari and visit Apple’s Event page. Apple should update its Events page with details a few days before WWDC begins.

  • Visit Apple's official YouTube channel. Apple will add the keynote to the top of their page before WWDC begins.

On PC:

On Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad:

  • The Apple TV app is a stock app on the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. The day of the keynote event, open the app to watch the livestream.

  • On iPhone, iPad, or 4th-Gen Apple TV, open the App Store and download the Apple Developer app. The day of the keynote event, open the app and navigate to the WWDC tab to watch the livestream.

  • On 2nd or 3rd-Gen Apple TV, make sure your software is up to date. A WWDC app will appear around the time of the event (if not already present).

Live Coverage:

  • iPhone Life: Be sure to visit the iPhoneLife website on the day of the event for our coverage of the WWDC Keynote. 

  • Post Announcement Podcast: We’ll also be recording a special podcast episode following the WWDC Keynote. We’ll cover all the new things we’re excited about and any parts that didn’t live up to expectations. 

  • Free iOS 16 Live Q&A (Thursday, June 9, at 4:30 p.m. ET): Join Editor in Chief Donna Schill and CEO David Averbach for a live event focused on Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Get your questions answered about all of Apple’s new releases, including iOS 16 and the rest of Apple’s operating systems. Replays will be made available to everyone who signs up. So even if you are unable to attend live, make sure to sign up for the free event so that you receive the replay.

Here are some of the things we expect to see announced at the 2022 WWDC Keynote! What do you want to see from Apple’s WWDC Keynote? Let us know in the comments.

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Kenya Smith

Kenya Smith is a Feature Web Writer for iPhone Life. She has a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication and has written articles for two newspapers in her home state of Virginia. She also won first place in non-daily column writing for the 2019 and 2020 Virginia Press Association Awards.