Along with the new iOS 9.3, Apple has also seeded the first version of an upcoming watchOS 2.2 update to developers, just over a month after releasing the first major update (watchOS 2.1) to watchOS 2, the operating system that runs on the Apple Watch.
The 2.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on an iPhone running the iOS 9.3 beta by going to General –> Software update. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the Apple Watch charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone.
As for what’s new in the software, it is not known at this point. It will include bug fixes to improve performance, as well as other tweaks to improve the overall performance. It should fix other issues that owners of experienced since the release of watchOS 2.1.
watchOS 2.1, for its part, included fixes for the stock Calendar app, as well as the Power Reserve mode, and other tweaks to improve third-party app performance.
What’s new in watchOS 2.2
Here’s what’s been discovered in the first beta of watchOS 2.2:
- Support for multiple Apple Watches: For those with an iPhone running the first beta of iOS 9.3, along with watchOS 2.2 installed, the iPhone will now be able to pair with multiple Apple Watches.
Apple Seeds New WatchOS 2.2 Beta to Developers