Apple Seeds watchOS 3.2 Beta 2 to Developers

Apple has just seeded the second beta of watchOS 3.2 to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the first watchOS 3.2 beta and two weeks after the release of watchOS 3.1.3, the current public version of the operating system.

Invoked via a new toggle in Control Center, Theater Mode puts your Apple Watch into silent mode while keeping the screen dark until you hit one of the buttons, or the screen. Haptic feedback will still work while in Theater Mode, and the wearer can tap on the display or press the Digital Crown to get the screen to turn on:

“Introduced in watchOS 3.1.3, Theater Mode lets users quickly mute the sound on their Apple Watch and avoid waking the screen on wrist raise. Users still receive notifications (including haptics) while in Theater Mode, which they can view by tapping the screen or pressing the Digital Crown.”

Aside from Theater Mode, watchOS 3.2 will let you control your favorite watch apps with Siri so you can accomplish things like send a message, make a payment, book a ride, start a workout, call a contact or search photos just by using your voice.

Developers must have iOS 10 installed on their iPhone to take advantage of the beta. The software can be installed through the dedicated Watch iOS app, by heading into General –> Software Update. To download and install the beta, the App Watch must have 50% of its battery charged, and the device must be charging as well. The iPhone must be within range of the wearable as well.

At the time of publication, no other major additions have been discovered, but if anything is found, we’ll update this post accordingly.

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