Second watchOS 2 Beta To Developers Now Available For Download

Apple today seeded iOS 9 beta 2 download links for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and aprt this also released warchOS 2 beta 2 for Apple Watch and OS X 10.11 EL Capitan beta 2 for Mac on the go. Bot new builds are available to download right now for developers enrolled in the Apple Developer Program.


First off talking about the new beta 2 version of watchOS 2. Updated with huge changes, includes features like new watch faces, navigate third-party app support and a whole lot more. Many new features that Apple Watch developers can take advantage of, including native apps that run on the Apple Watch itself instead of the iPhone.

It allows developers to access the Taptic Engine and a number of other sensors in the Apple Watch. With beta 1 triggering complaints regarding stability and sluggish performance, watchOS 2 beta 2 arrives right in time to hopefully address those caveats. Features also adds the heart rate monitor, the microphone, and the accelerometer. For developers, which will lead to much more complex and full-featured third-party Apple Watch apps, and the update inroduces new watch faces (photo albums and time-lapse), 3rd-party Complications, Time Travel for viewing upcoming events in a watch face Complication, and a Nightstand mode that’s activated when the watch is charging, displaying the time.

New communication inclusions include the ability to add more than 12 friends to your riends list and got the ability to create sketches in multiple colors. Mail’s on the other hand, also being updated, making it possible to reply to Mail messages using dictation, and FaceTime Audio support is included as well. Hands-on with watchOS 2 features here.

If you are already running the first beta of watchOS 2 on your Apple Watch, then you’re in luck, as an OTA update can be downloaded right away. watchOS 2 is currently only available to registered developers who have also installed iOS 9 on their iPhones. Simply launch the Watch app on your iPhone, tap on General, then go to Software Update, and here you should see the watchOS 2 beta 2 download waiting for your approval. You will need to plug-in your Apple Watch to a power outlet during the update progression.

Important to note that wsatchOS 2 is not downgrade-able to watchOS 1.x. You can read and learn more on this. You’ve been warned!

Reminder: You will need to enroll yourself as a member in the Apple Developer Program, which will grant you access to a bunch of pre-release Apple software, including iOS 9, OS X 10.11 and watchOS 2.

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