Apple seeds watchOS 2.2 beta 2 to developers

Apple has just seeded the second beta of watchOS 2.2 to developers, two weeks after seeding the first watchOS 2.2 beta and more than a month after releasing watchOS 2.1, the first major update to the watchOS 2 operating system that runs on the Apple Watch.

watchOS 2.2 beta 1 included the ability to pair multiple Apple Watches with a single iPhone running iOS 9.3, and updates to the Maps app. There were no other user-facing features discovered in the previous beta version.

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The update is now available as an OTA upgrade via the Software Update section of the Apple Watch app. You must be running the prior beta to see the OTA update for watchOS 2.2 beta 2. The update is also available on the Apple Developer website.

To download the new beta software, you’ll need to be running an iPhone with the new iOS 9.3 beta already installed. You’ll then open the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone, head into General and tap on Software Update. The Apple Watch has to have at least 50 percent battery, has to be placed on the Apple Watch charger, and has to be in range of the iPhone equipped with iOS 9.3.

We’ll update this post with any new features that are discovered in the second beta version of watchOS 2.2 .

Apple seeds watchOS 2.2 beta 2 to developers

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